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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Navy SEALs Compare Recent Battle to Tennessee Football

(from MZone wire reports)  Kabul, Afghanistan -- Members of a Navy SEAL platoon compared their successful assault on a Taliban stronghold in Kandahar yesterday to the University of Tennessee football team.

"They way we pushed right through their perimeter and took out their entire position, it was like a running back busting through the Tennessee Volunteer defense for a long touchdown run," said Lieutenant Dave Garrett Nelson who led the special operations forces in the two hour battle.

"I don't want Tennessee football fans to get mad at me.  I'm not attacking them.  But the way those guys just broke down under our firepower reminded us all of Derek Dooley's team."

Fellow operator Paul Zillikowski agreed.  "It's college football out on those mountaintops.  Each time we get in a firefight, it's just like a big play in a big game at Neyland Stadium."

When asked if he thought some people might be offended comparing war to college football, Nelson said he didn't think so.  "Everybody knows we mean no disrespect.  Sports is the center of the universe.  Just ask coach Dooley, he'll tell you.  And we understand that.  We know that's what's really important.  What we're doing?  Hell, it's just life and death, fighting for our country."


whetstonebuck said...

So cold. Ouch.

Yost said...

Using satire to make a point, Whet.

Andy said...

The ironic thing is tonight I spent the night with a father of an an actual Navy Seal who buried his son last mo.nth in Arlington... and we spent a good part of the night talking about how Navy beat the living shit out of Notre Dame on Saturday. He said to me... "Andy... I am a good catholic, but that felt pretty darn awesome...my son would have loved it...."

This college football thing is important, but only as a distraction. I only need to look as far as the Navy, Air Force, or Amry football team to re-calibrate my perspective.

Yost said...


Yeah, conversations like that put it all in perspective.

Mikoyan said...

I actually will catch the Army-Navy game every year. yeah, its not the greatest football but there's something greater about the game than just football. Although I get sick of the announcers saying that.

And I was happy to watch Navy pound on the Irish.

go Navy!

whetstonebuck said...

I got the humor.

I was laughing to myself after hearing the Tenn. coach get eviscerated on several sports radio shows.

Yost said...

Yeah, I bet he's getting hammered.

Feelin' Blue said...

Classic MZone.

carl tabb said...

Has anyone ever had an idea that was so awesome that you just couldn't wait to tell someone about and prayed no one thought of it first? This post is one of those ideas. F-ing brilliant.

Yost said...

Thanks, FB and CT.