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Remembering Apollo 11 - football funny

TurkDawgTurkDawg Posts: 796 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

Enjoying the news coverage of the Apollo 11 anniversary, and remembering a football-related funny.

For years, after they started giving football head referees a microphone to announce the penalty or other information for fans, those things would ALMOST NEVER work! (static, buzzing, or just no sound).

My brother and I would always laugh saying, "We can talk with astronauts on the moon via space radio, but we can't make a radio that will work from the field up to the booth!"

PS - I was there at Cape Kennedy in 1971 for the Apollo 15 rocket launch. Can't describe the massive circular soundwave that blasted out in all directions from the launchpad - something like a freight train mixed with an earthquake. Also I recall a man near us had a telescope set up, but I was too short to see. He picked me up so I could look and saw the giant Saturn V rocket on the launch pad, venting vapors like some giant dragon. Amazing experience. The stuff big dreams are made of...

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