One of the best parts about the Army-Navy game — other than the amazing pageantry on the field — is the specially designed uniforms both teams get to wear.
Navy announced its uniforms a couple weeks ago and Tuesday, Army unveiled its new kit for the final game of the regular season.
According to a release by West Point, the uniform design, which is Army's classic black and gold, pays tribute to 1944, which included the first of Army's three consecutive national championships and the World War II victory at the Battle of the Bulge.
The uniforms include a historical map imprinted inside the numbers, on the helmet stripe, on the gloves, the sleeves and on the inside of the shoes. The helmet also features a small black spade on the side to honor the 101st Airborne Division, which fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Army's uniforms are usually pretty sharp for this game, but these are by far the best we've seen in quite some time. I mean, using the map as part of the uniform is genius. It looks really cool. As a big history/war buff, I'm a fan of Nike's design here. And if you're a big fan, you can order all of Army's gear from the team's website.
In the battle of the uniforms, Army wins.
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