Kansas City’s Metro Area Liberty Bowl Watch Party



When:            Tuesday, December 31, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Central), ESPN, Kickoff is at 2:45 PM (Central)

What:               Navy Liberty Bowl Watch Party (Navy vs Kansas State)

Where:           Fox & Hound Bar + Grill, 10328 Metcalf, Indian Creek Shopping Center, Overland Park, KS  66212. The main bar area and two large side rooms with large picture windows looking into the bar can seat 200+.                       

Who:              Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greater Kansas City Metro Chapter, Naval Academy Parents Club, Friends of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, Navy League, Other Service Academy Guests 

Dress:             Casual: Navy Spirit Wear   

Food:               Order lunch off the standard Fox & Hound menu. See the web page above. The Fox & Hound may have a special menu with a few popular choices, which will speed up service. Get there early for ordering lunch.

Cost:               No charge to get in, but we recommend you arrive very early to get a seat together with your alumni friends and family. The main bar area will not be closed to the public per the Fox & Hound management (Brenda Colebert, Events Coordinator)

Signup:           No RSVP necessary          

Questions:        Navy contact Bob Culler ’74  (913) 488-6319 (cell)


When:              Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Central), TV Coverage on CBS is at 2:00 PM

What:               Combined Army Navy Watch Party At a Sports Bar & Grille in the KC Metro 

Where:             Fox and Hound Bar and Grill, 10328 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66212            

Who:              West Point Society of Graduates of Greater Kansas City, West Point Parents Club, Friends of West Point, AUSA, Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greater Kansas City Metro Chapter, Naval Academy Parents Club, Friends of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, Navy League, and American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation (AFWMF), and non-Academy affiliated service guests. Family members are cordially invited as well.  This is a family friendly event. 

Dress:             Casually: Army and Navy Spirit Wear   

Food:              Order Off the standard menu

Cost:              No cost for admission.

Signup:          Go to this link to register for free and RSVP:

Questions:    Contact Bob Culler ’74












The Class of ’92 gang: Joe Spencer, Chris Linnane, and Tim Kelley.

Joe Spencer ’92, Jeff Kranz ’74, Shogo Cottrell ’93, and Monsignor Stuart Swetland ’81

Group alumni picture for the 2018 Army Navy Game Watch Party in Overland Park, KS on December 8. The oldest are George Flynn and David Whitman Class of ’71, and the youngest is Vic Hurlbert ’10.

2018 Kansas City Metro Area Army Navy Football Watch Party

When:              Saturday, December 8, 2018,Lunch Starts at 1:00 PM (Central), Kickoff is at 2:00 PM

What:               Combined Army Navy Watch Party and Buffet Lunch

Where:              Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar, 9100 W 135thStreet, Overland Park, KS 66221

Capacity: 175 (135 seats in bar area + 40 seats in an adjacent private room). Additionally, there are 100 seats in the adjacent main restaurant area and 20 seats on the heated outdoor patio. All areas enjoy multiple large screen LCD TV’s, so you won’t miss a play – including the outdoor patio area! (improved from Blue Moose)     Phone: (913) 257-5439

Who:              West Point Society of Greater Kansas City, West Point Parents Club, Friends of West Point, Naval Academy Alumni Association, Greater Kansas City Metro Chapter, Naval Academy Parents Club, Friends of the Naval Academy Alumni Association. Family members are invited.

Dress:             Army and Navy Spirit Wear  

Food:               A buffet lunch featuring party food: BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Big Whiskey’s Wings, Assorted Cold Wraps, Cheeseburger Sliders, Garden Salad, Cookies and Brownies.

Cost:               $20 per person;which includes non-alcoholic drinks, tax, and gratuity. Cash Bar.

Signup:           Please go to this EventBrite link to sign up and pre-pay by November 28th.

Your event URL is  (Register before December 3 at 5:00 PM)

You can pay by check or cash at the door BUT we encourage you to pre-pay on-line so we can have an accurate headcount for food. The price is $20 per person either way. If you do not register on-line please contact Bob Culler and RSVP by December 3. We will print paper stick-on nametags based on the information you provide when you register on-line. We will also have wrist bands for everyone upon check in at Big Whiskey’s. Example nametags:  Karen Clark USMA ’93, Bob Culler USNA ’74, Joe Soldier Parent USMA ’19, Sue Sailor Parent USNA ’20, Chad Clark Army Fan, Jane Sailor Navy Fan, etc.

Objective:        Beat Army and Sing Second. The other objective is to socialize and have fun. Army and Navy fight music will play on the sound system in the background during the Pregame. Arrive 30 minutes early to get seats in the bar.

Questions:        Navy contact Bob Culler  (913) 488-6319 (cell)



What: Navy vs Air Force Televised Football Game, CBS Sports Network (played in Colorado Springs)

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, Kickoff Time is 2:30 Central Time

Where: Coaches Bar and Grill: , 9089 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223. Phone 913 897-7070. It is located near the Scheels Soccer Complex.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own off Coaches’s menu but recommended you arrive at 1:00 to 1:30 so you get a seat. We are in the Fireplace Room on the back right. The capacity of the room is 35.

Attire: Navy or Air Force Spirit Casual

Who: USNA Alumni, USAFA Alumni, USNA Parents, USAFA Parents, Family Members

RSVP:  Navy–Bob Culler

We had 9 USNA and 8 Air Force Academy Alumni attend with family members in 2017.

RSVP: Air Force–Greg Shuey


Who:  USNA Alumni and Parents of Midshipmen (& Navy fans)

What:  Informal Watch Party Navy vs Memphis

Where: Coaches Bar & Grill 9089 W 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone: (913) 897-7070

When: Saturday September 8, 2018, Kickoff is at 2:30 PM Central, arrive early and eat lunch off the menu. RSVP not required but email if you think you can make it so I get the larger viewing room in the back.

Bob Culler’s email:

OK the Hawaii game was a tough loss for the defense as Hawaii hung 59 points on the Midshipmen. It was non-conference and does not count in the AAC Conference standings. Come watch the Midshipmen at home in Annapolis at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Arrive early and eat lunch at Coaches. Kickoff is at 2:30 Central.

Update:  Navy 49 Virginia 7. It was a blow-out for the Midshipmen, greatly eclipsing the 1.5 point spread in Las Vegas odds.  We had good attendance at Coaches:  Vic Hurlbert ’10, Craig Elmore ’69, John O’Neal ’65, Jack Rush ’73 (& grandson Elliott), Chuck Stevens ’73, Eric Carlson ’74, Kyle Martin ’74, Bob Culler ’74, George Jackson ’79, Shogo Cottrell ’93 (& Lizabeth), Mike Gochis ’90, Greg Shuey USAFA ’68, and Vic Herrera USAFA ’84.


What:               Military Bowl Watch Party: Navy vs. Virginia in Annapolis, MD

When:               Thursday, December 28, 2017, 11:30 AM (Kickoff is at 12:30 PM Central)

Where:              Coaches Bar & Grill, 9089 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

 Who:                USNA Alumni, USNA Parents, and Veterans & Friends Navy/Marine

Corps- Greater Kansas City Metro USNA Alumni Chapter Host

Please come early and eat lunch, the food is excellent! You can order off their standard lunch menu.

We will have door prizes so please bring some cash to buy $1.00 raffle tickets. Similar to Army-Navy, we will raffle them off during the first half and at halftime. Wear Navy spirit wear.

We don’t do fundraisers, so chapter dues are critical to our financial success. We use those dues and the raffle monies to host events like this watch party, help our KC area Blue & Gold officers guide future USNA candidates and support local college career events. Jack Rush, chapter Treasurer, will be there if you want to pay your $25 2018 KC local chapter dues.

If you are not able to attend, please mail a check to Jack:

CDR Jack Rush ‘73, USNR (Ret.)

9632 Windsor Street, Leawood, KS 66206 

Make checks payable to:  Greater KC USNA Chapter

You still have time to RSVP, so please email me by the morning of December 28.  Bob Culler or text 913 488-6319. Indicate the number in your party so we can get enough space.

Go Navy, Beat Virginia! – Go Navy, Beat Army!

Bob Culler ’74, President, Greater Kansas City Metro Chapter6



The 2017 Army Navy Watch Party was held at the Blue Moose Bar and Grill on 135th Street in Overland Park on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00 PM. A total of ~30 alumni and ~80 total attended. Army edged Navy 14-13 on a missed last second field goal by Navy. Navy/USNA logo’ed souvenir gifts and shirts were raffled off in the 1st half and at halftime. Jack Rush, chapter Treasurer, collected 2018 chapter dues. 

Group picture extended addition: Monsignor Stu Swetland ’82, Rolando Salvatierra ’98, Beth Ann Thomas Vann ’98, and John Coode ’88

Captain Jim Coopersmith ’62 and new appointees Ernest Pereira and Ryan Fitzgerald both will be Class of 2022. A sixty year span in the link in the chain.

Sara Alcock Northwestern NROTC ’88, Rolando Salvatierra ’98, Beth Ann Thomas Vann ’98.

Mike Gochis ’90, Kyle Martin ’74, Jack Rush “73

Group Picture of the Greater Kansas City Metro USNA Alumni Chapter

John O’Neal ’65 and Pam

Bryan Didier ’91, at the table of Chuck Stevens ’73.

Professor Frank Rokosz, Wichita State and his family. Navy football fans.


Kyle Martin ’74, Elaine Carlson (wife of Eric “74 and mother of Justin ’03); and Bob Culler ’74







Mike Gochis ’90 and George Jackson ’79

Shogo Cottrell ’93 and guest Lizabeth

Fellow KC Alumni: 
I know this is very late notice but if anybody wants to escape your own man or woman caves this afternoon and watch the Navy SMU game on Veterans Day November 11, a few of us KC alumni are informally gathering down at the  Granfalloon Bar and Grill down at the Country Club Plaza around 2:00 PM. I don’t have a room reserved or anything formal. So wear something with Navy on it so we can recognize you. 
Here is the address:  It is facing Brush Creek just beside Plaza III Restaurant.
The Granfalloon Restaurant And Bar 
608 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112
The game is on TV on the CBS Sports Network at 2:30 PM. 
Any questions call or text me.  913 488-6319 cell 
Go Navy Beat SMU. Happy Veterans Day to each of you!

Bob Culler | President



Read this article on the game. It may be the best all time Navy Air Force game, in terms of a Navy win.

Washington Post John Feinstein article on game

Update we had quite a few USNA alumni attend the watch party. Navy 48 Air Force 45 in what has to be an all time thriller of a game, with Navy blowing a 21 point lead in the 2nd half and giving up the lead to score a winning touchdown with 15 seconds on the game clock remaining. Navy alumni attending were: Stu ’84 and Paula McArthur, John O’Neal ’65 and wife, Irwin Gray ’97, George Jackson ’79, Bob Culler ’74, Eric Carlson ’74, Ed Chapline ’48, Bill Culpepper ’01 and wife, Mike Gochis ’90, Jim ’62 and Antoinette Coopersmith. Navy is ranked #25 and #24 now in the AP and Coaches polls, also Navy is #1 in rushing yards per game in the nation. QB Zach Abey is #4 in the nation in rushing, with over 200 yards against Air Force. “In Zach we trust.”

We had 10 USNA and 8 Air Force Academy Alumni attend with family members.

Navy Air Force Watch_Bulletin_092117

What:              Navy versus Air Force Televised Football Game, CBSSN

When:             Saturday, October 7, 2017; Kickoff Time is 2:30 PM Central

Where:            Coaches Bar and Grill,

9089 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66223

(913) 897-7070 (near the Scheels Soccer Complex)

Lunch:             Lunch is on your own off Coach’s menu but recommend arrival at 1:00-1:30 PM  to get your food/drink order in before kickoff.

Attire:              Navy or Air Force Spirit Wear

Who:                USNA Alumni, USAFA Alumni, USNA Parents, USAFA Parents, Family Members

RSVP:   The private room reserved (upper right picture in attached bulletin) will hold 42. RSVP by October 2 please.

Navy: Bob Culler email:

Air Force: Greg Shuey: