Army Football Uniforms For Navy Game Cause Stir [PHOTOS]

Army's uniforms for the annual Army-Navy football game were introduced online Wednesday in advance of this weekend's epic showdown, and they're causing quite the stir in the sports world.

The uniforms were designed in tribute to 1944, the year when Army won its first of three back-to-back national football championships and when the victory at World War II's Battle of the Bulge took place, according to an Army statement.

The Army Black Nights' uniforms feature a number of interesting features, including a gold map printed within the black jersey's numbers and sleeves and on the helmets and insides of the team's cleats.

The helmet also bears the image of a black spade, in tribute to the 101st Airborne Division, which played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge.

The black-and-gold duds are being touted as some of the best in the history of the Army-Navy showdowns, and they've been introduced just a couple days after images of Navy's less-impressive get-ups hit the Web.

The World War II-themed Army football uniforms were designed by Nike for the second straight year, and Army fans can purchase their own clothing from the team's online store.

The 2012 Army-Navy game, dubbed America's Game, goes down at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Finacial Field in Philadelphia and will be broadcast live on CBS.

Online reactions to the Army uniforms have been highly positive, as evidenced by tweets including this one by Twitter user @Doctrine_Man:

“In the Battle of the Field Uniform, Army wins hands down going into this weekend's game with Navy.”

The Twitter account for PRN Sports also sent out a tweet in admiration:

“Army's World War II-inspired uniforms are the coolest I've seen. They include a historical map ... enough said.”

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