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April 20, 2004


Two nuclear submarines have surfaced at the north pole with a game of footie in mind.

"The crews of HMS Tireless and USS Hampton are gearing up for a game of football," Commander John Parris said. "It will probably be English football (soccer) since I doubt our lot know much about playing American football," Parris told Reuters from Portsmouth in southern England. "I expect there will also be the mother of all snowball fights."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 20, 2004 07:14 AM

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Tracked on April 20, 2004 08:16 AM


Ironically enough, this story comes out on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

I hope we whupped 'em. Nothing personal, just a national pride thing. And I may know some of the guys on the Hampton.

Posted by: Chris Van Dis at April 20, 2004 09:39 AM

See, this is why the Canadian Navy needs nuclear submarines too. Did those guys get a recreational permit for soccer from the municipal authorities on Ellesmere Island? =)

Posted by: Chris Taylor at April 20, 2004 09:54 AM