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For the military, Army-Navy game is a big chance to sell itself
For the military, Army-Navy game is a big chance to sell itself

At lunchtime Friday the Inner Harbor buzzed with martial activity — all of it carefully calibrated not just to whip up excitement for the Army-Navy game Saturday, but also to sell any youngsters nearby on the idea of a career in the military. Black helicopters lumbered through the sky, gray ships bobbed in the water, and on land dozens of young military musicians blasted fight songs through shining brass. On the field, the Army-Navy game is a contest between two middling teams. But patriotism, tradition and timing give the event outsized prominence in the college football calendar. And for the marketing staffs of the two service branches, that makes it an excellent opportunity to...

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