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Watch These 4 Superfans Break Down the Army-Navy Football Rivalry

Watch These 4 Superfans Break Down the Army-Navy Football Rivalry
A special thanks to the participants: From left, Capt. Jack McCorkle, USN (Ret).; Rear Adm. Dwight Shepherd, USN (Ret); and retired Army Cols. Joe Simonelli and Ron Houle. (Photo by Amanda Dolasinski/MOAA)

From the first game in 1890, the Army-Navy football rivalry has only intensified. The tackles are harder, and the fans are louder.

 

We invited four MOAA members who are superfans of Army football and Navy football into our Alexandria, Va., studio to share their memories of service ... and of Army-Navy game day. 

 

Then we surprised them with a challenge: Compliment the rival football team. See how they responded:

 

 

The game will air live from Philadelphia on CBS-TV at 3 p.m. Eastern. Need more rivalry details? Learn about the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, and about the mascots that help make the Army-Navy showdown special.

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Amanda Dolasinski

Amanda Dolasinski is MOAA’s staff writer and covers issues important to veterans and their families, including healthcare, pay and benefits. She can be reached at amandad@moaa.org. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaMOAA.