The United States' government shutdown is an embarrassment to the country, regardless of where you stand on the issues being debated. Now the aftereffects of the shutdown are leaking into the world of sports, as Army, Navy and Air Force sporting events may be shut down until the government gets its act together.

According to the Department of Defense, college sporting events featuring the service academies will be suspended until the shutdown is resolved.

Already, Navy has cancelled a soccer match scheduled for today and says that they will know by noon on Thursday as to whether or not they will be playing their annual football game against Air Force this weekend.

Thanks to our incompetent government, some college students will no longer be able to play sports. As the great Don King once said: "only in America."