Barack Obama Army-Navy Game: The President Is at the Big Game

Joe PenkalaCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2011

WASHINGTON - MAY 03:  U.S. President Barack Obama (L) receives a jersey from Osei Asante (R) of the Navy football team Midshipmen during the presentation ceremony of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the East Room of the White House May 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. The team was being honored for winning the trophy for the seventh consecutive year. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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One thing that people around the nation have loved about president Obama is the fact that he is a sports fan and has never tried to hide that. Throughout his term in office, Obama has been seen at various sporting events, soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying himself like any other fan.

With today's game between Army and Navy for the Commander-in-Chief's trophy, Obama being in attendance was a certainty, and it was recognized before the start of the game. The president also joined Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson in the CBS broadcast booth for a portion of the game.

Both Army and Navy are going at it today knowing that a bowl game is not next up on the schedule. Last year, both Army and Navy found a way to become bowl eligible, but this year the only service academy program going to a bowl game is the Air Force.

Despite that understanding, Army and Navy didn't need extra motivation to get ready for this game. However, knowing that this was the final game of the season undoubtedly provided them with an extra boost.

Both teams are wearing new Nike Pro Combat uniforms, which may have given them even more excitement for today's game.