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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants you to be a winner. Winners root for Navy. Like Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy before them, Mabus and his team decided to channel a topical pop cultural moment with the leader’s 2015 Army-Navy video. If you’ve watched live television (or forgotten to fast-forward through your DVR’d commercials) at all this year, you’ve likely seen the two Robe Lowes or Tony Romos — one cool and one creepy, etc. — from DirectTV’s viral advertising campaign. In a nod to those ads, Mabus presents as two football fans: One Navy and one Army. One is looking forward to…

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds was back on the Heisman voting homepage Thursday, a day after a fan uproar when it was discovered that record-setting quarterback he had been automatically removed from the main ballot in an online fan poll for college football’s most prestigious award. The controversy erupted Wednesday afternoon, when @NavyAthletics sent out a tweet that they’d noticed Reynolds’ name mysteriously missing from the main page of ESPN’s fan voting contest for the Heisman trophy. A Deadspin story fueled the fire, and by that evening, ESPN had given a statement to the Washington Post about why Reynolds had vanished from the page. “Keenan Reynolds has…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU2317XiPw Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy promised a blowout for his final Army-Navy game spirit spot, and he has delivered. With cameos from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the video wraps together the academy’s prospective 14th-straight Army-Navy game win with the fall’s “Star Wars” fever in what’s more of a short film than a quick spot. But rather than capitalize on the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Tuohy kept it old school, re-imagining “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the tale of a mid in distress. Midshipman Leia is held captive…

American soccer fans adopted “I believe that we will win” as a rallying cry for Team USA during July’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but as it turns out, the slogan dates back to 1998 at the Naval Academy, thanks to then-Midshipman 4th Class Jay Rodriguez. According to ESPN, the chant debuted at the 1999 Army-Navy football game, lead by Rodriguez’s friend and academy cheerleader, Corey Strong. It’s been adopted by numerous teams since then, but if one university has its way, no one else will be using the slogan in the future. San Diego State is vying for a trademark…

The 2014 Naval Academy football team began its spring practice earlier this week. Judging from the short clip below, the Mids will be ready for all comers — including a zombie horde: [HTML1] If the music doesn’t cause a bit of a jump in your blood pressure, you’re probably not a devotee of the most-watched program on cable television: [HTML2] The regular season starts Aug. 30 against Ohio State in Baltimore. It’ll end there, too — Dec. 13 against Army, when the Mids will be going for a 13th-straight win over the Black Knights. Insert your own “Walking Dead” jokes…

The Naval Academy football team clinched its trip to the postseason in decisive fashion Saturday, rolling over South Alabama 42-14 in Annapolis to move to 6-4 on the year. The win guarantees Navy will finish its regular season at .500 or better, meaning it can accept a bid to the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, which kicks off at 11:45 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 30 in Fort Worth, Texas. Navy’s set to face a team from the Mountain West Conference, though the Mids might not know which team until early December. Can’t swing a trip to Texas over the holidays?…

The Navy Athletics Facebook page just released the Midshipmen’s uniform for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 8. While the Military Times sports blog After Action has a first look at the uniform for both teams, there was one nautical detail we couldn’t help but point out. Eight signal flags on the back of the mids’ helmets spell “Beat Army,” according to ESPN. While many may miss the jab, it’s hard not to appreciate the subtlety.

The Navy may soon have another accolade to add to their collection: most turkeys deep-fried in one day. The Naval Academy Class of 1985 is working with Movable Mixtures, an event planning company, to try to break the record of 52 turkeys deep fried in one day on Saturday, The Annapolis Capital reported. The record-breaking attempt will take place at a tailgate near the corner of Cedar Park Road and Taylor Avenue in Annapolis before the Midshipmen’s final home football game of the season. People will be deep-frying turkeys between 12:30 p.m.  and 6 p.m. If you’re more interested in…

Think you have what it takes to make a hit Army-Navy spirit spot? NAVADMIN 337/12, released today, has all the rules you need to follow if you’re thinking of making a spot, either for Youtube or to submit to CBS Sports to be aired during the game. You can check out the NAVADMIN for full details, but here’s a quick rundown: Who?: Sailors at home and abroad who are rooting for Navy! What?: Broadcast-quality spirit spots. If the video is being submitted for consideration by CBS, the spot must be 30 seconds or less. If it’s for Youtube or other…

Korean pop sensation Psy, star of the viral Youtube video “Gangnam Style,” said on The Ellen Show that the mindset of his signature horse-riding dance move is to “dress classy and dance cheesy.” Midshipmen from the 22nd Company at the Naval Academy nail that, performing a parody of the video in their uniforms around the academy’s campus. The original video has over 192,000,000 views on Youtube, but if you’ve somehow missed it, watch it below: Now check out the mids’ version: They really take it up a notch, with the lasso dance moves at a line of urinals and one…

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