Sport: A Team Named Desire

After the game, one of the first men in the dressing room was Fleet Admiral (ret.) William F. ("Bull") Halsey. No naval battle had ever given his salty heart more satisfaction. Bull bounced around like a midshipman, congratulating every man on the Navy squad. Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas and Rear Admiral Walter Boone, Annapolis superintendent, did some backslapping of their own. This, after all, was the Army-Navy game—and the underdog middies had left the field on the long end of a 27-20 score.

Just what was it that had led Navy to victory? Still pale and tense after the game, but...

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