This weekend, I watched the Army-Navy game, and every year it shows why it’s the most significant game in the history of sports.
Throughout history, no game has been more significant than Army-Navy. Army and Navy have one of the oldest rivalries in college football with the Navy leading the series 62-54-7.
When I think about this game, I think about the sacrifices people in the military make for their families. Military members don’t see their families over the holidays. We should all be fortunate that people in the service risk their lives for us to enjoy the freedom that’s awarded in this country.
I was fortunate enough to have two grandparents who served in the Army, and I’m thankful every day that they served our country and did it with class and respect.
Army-Navy is more than a football game. It’s about these players playing for the love of the game, not for a million-dollar contract or NIL deal. Army-Navy reminds us how fun football used to be before opt-outs, and NIL deals came into play.
These kids won’t have any of that most of them will be future leaders in the military. They won’t make it to the NFL, but they have the distinct honor of serving our country, and how can that not fill your heart with gratitude as an American?
PS: Army knocked off the Navy yesterday 20-17 in double overtime. That is the first time in the series that both teams have gone into overtime. Army has won five out of the last seven years after the Navy went on a 14-game win streak in the series from 2002-2015.