The 118th Army-Navy Game will be won or lost on the ground Dec.9 in Philadelphia, but the Midshipmen’s snazzy alternate uniforms for the occasion will honor the pilots from the Navy’s premier flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels.The hand-painted helmets, which feature six F/A-18 Hornets in delta formation and chrome face masks to mimic the visors worn by Blue Angels pilots, are especially sharp.“Although the uniform departs from our customary characteristics, this tribute to the Blue Angels reflects the enthusiastic pride and appreciation we have for the Navy’s premier flying team and the motivation they convey to Navy football and the fleet at large,” Navy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk said in a news release.The uniforms are the same blue color as the Blue Angels flight suits, and they feature the U.S.flag on the left sleeve like Blue Angels pilots wear in the cockpit.The number font is inspired by the numbers of the tail of the F/A-18 Hornet, the aircraft that the Blue Angels have flown since 1986.The Blue Angels performed their first demonstration flight in June 1946.“Anyone who has had the privilege of watching the Blue Angels perform knows there is no show quite like it,” Under Armour senior creative director Adam Clement said.“It inspires and excites all who stand witness, and we couldn’t think of a better way to pay homage to their great feats than creating a uniform that pays tribute to them.” Navy has worn an alternate uniform in every Army-Navy Game since Under Armour became the school’s official uniform supplier four years ago.In 2014, Navy wore “Don’t Tread On Me” uniforms.In 2015, they wore ship-inspired uniforms with seven different helmet designs, each paying tribute to a different historic Navy ship.For last year’s game, Army’s first win in the series since 2001, Navy wore throwback uniforms based on the ones the Roger Staubach-led Midshipmen wore in 1963.Despite its Blue Angels-inspired gear, don’t expect Navy to air it out in Philadelphia.The only team with fewer passing attempts this season than Navy’s 99 is Army, with 60.More from The Post: The Redskins still have a season ticket wait list.(The wait time is like 17 seconds.) The Tennessee-Greg Schiano saga shows the charming and chilling power of fans This Division I hoops hopeful is taking an increasingly rare path — through public school For Ryan Kerrigan, NBC’s postgame turkey is a dream come true.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.