Ahead of this year’s Army-Navy game, Army played up their traditional rivalry with a take on the biggest movie of 1997, “Titanic.”
Usually united in defense of the country, the branches let trash talk fly with taunting spirit videos in anticipation of the college football game that brings them to competition each year.
This video from Army’s 1st Special Forces Command took inspiration from a controversial scene in James Cameron’s beloved film, when Rose lets Jack freeze rather than make room on the debris she floats on after the Titanic sinks.
In the video, an unfortunate Navy sailor treading water pleads with a soldier who is comfortably floating on a big, wooden board with plenty of space.
“Hey, could you scooch over? It’s really cold,” the sailor says.
“I would, but there’s not a lot of room here,” the soldier responds. “Besides, you’re Navy, right? Don’t you like, love the water?”
“Yeah, but we’re both on the same team,” the sailor says, though he sounds like he’s beginning to wonder if that’s true.
“I guess you’re right. Alright, same team, brother,” the soldier says, extending his hand.
“Same team,” the sailor says, extending his own.
But instead of helping the sailor up, the soldier pushes his face under the waves and says, “Nah,” before looking to the camera and declaring: “Go Army. Beat Navy.”
In the next shot, he’s lounging on the wooden board, seemingly watching the game on his phone.
True to “Titanic,” the scene takes place at night. But the Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights will duke it out in Philadelphia 3 p.m. EST on Saturday.