Sport: The Middies' Magic

When North Carolina upset Navy last month, Football turned sour at Annapolis. The embarrassed Middies had been trying too hard. To loosen them up, Coach Eddie Erdelatz encouraged a corny gag: every game was dedicated to a nicely rounded, nonexistent damsel named Rosie Ragoni. And for Rosie the Navy won. But against the unbeaten and untied Irish of Notre Dame, the team needed stronger magic. It was provided unwittingly by Navy's athletic director, Captain Slade Cutter. The Middies were getting a little tired of his reminders that every game except the Army game...

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