I went to the Cocoa Beach Pier for the launch of the Delta IV rocket with my roommate and a coworker. I walked up to the bar and ordered three Bloody Mary’s for all of us. I was wearing a sleeveless shirt and gym shorts and the bartender couldn’t believe I wasn’t cold.
A lady next to me yelled “ROLL TIDE” to me. I congratulated her on her championship and argued with her over the point spread of the Allstate National Championship game. Some other Huntsville bros heard us and all yelled “ROLL TIDE!” and I explained that I was a Florida fan.
As I write this the rocket is traveling at 27,406 feet per second and we are arguing over college football. Alabama respected Florida and all that we had done at Kennedy Space Center. Alabama even respected Georgia but mocked their weak schedule. I told them congratulations on their 14th title.
All of this happened while the rocket was 3000 miles down range.
I told them I was a screencapper for Busted Coverage and they told me they loved that website but never heard of me. Figures.
My point here is that rocket science matters and so does college football. There was just as much passion in my conversation about Alabama as there was about brilliance of the plume of the rocket. This is why I love sports and I love rocket science