The Army football team did something they haven't managed to do in 14 previous years: they beat their rival Navy in a well-fought battle that had both teams leaving it all on the field. Army came away with the victory, 21-17.
The celebrations on field from the boys in gray at the end of the game were a thing of beauty. But then this game, between these two fighting forces, is just several hours of beautiful moments:
If you're watching what's going on on the football field after the Army Navy game you're watching America at its finest. Stand up Colin!!— Charlie Daniels (@Charlie Daniels)1481412009.0
This Is How It's Done - #NationalAnthem At Army-Navy Game Is EPIC! https://t.co/sdl0ta26gR via @WayneDupreeShow #PEOTUS #TrumpTrain #MAGA— ✭ Wayne Dupree ✭ (@✭ Wayne Dupree ✭)1481410815.0
Following their first win over Navy in 15 years #ArmyNavyGameDay https://t.co/tYSVPVQpVa— Chris Franklin (@Chris Franklin)1481412576.0
Finally #ArmyNavy #ArmyNavyGameDay @WestPoint_USMA Congratulations https://t.co/1IWdMaj72Z— RedLegVet (@RedLegVet)1481412551.0
The game also marked the final football game for longtime "Voice of the SEC" for CBS, Verne Lundquist. In honor of that, here's a smattering of Lundquist's best moments.
And, while it's always hard to see a team that played hard lose a game, particularly when it's men who serve the country with honor like the Navy midshipmen, the great glory of this game was summed up in a single tweet by Army combat veteran Sean Parnell:
The Army/Navy game is the only game in the nation where the crowd, in the midst of celebration, goes silent for respective alma maters.— Sean Parnell (@Sean Parnell)1481412019.0