Navy just dropped its new 2017 smack talk video
In the tradition of "We Give a Ship," one of the Naval Academy's most prolific viral video purveyors presents "Helm Yeah!" – as in, "Helm Yeah Navy is going to beat Army this year."
This year's video includes Annapolis alums Senator John McCain, Roger Staubach, Admiral John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, and even Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. Beyond that, it looks like video was sent in from around the Navy, showing the Blue Angels, the USS George H.W. Bush, the USS Kearsarge, and more.
A previous spirit video featured similar wordplay-rich smack talk before the big game. In 2014, Tuohy and crew uploaded "We Give a Ship" to YouTube.
That means the winner of the game takes home the coveted Commander-In-Chief Trophy.
The Commander-In-Chief Trophy currently under "serious guard." (Photo by Politico Reporter Louis Nelson on Twitter @louisjnelson)
It's a trophy presented to the service academy football team with the best record against the other two schools. Air Force currently has the most wins at 20. Navy has 15. Army only has six wins. Despite Army's win in last year's Army-Navy Game, the Midshipmen were still presented the trophy last year by President Obama.
The last time the Army received the Commander-In-Chief Trophy, it was presented by President Bill Clinton.
1996 Army Football team visiting the White House and President Clinton. (White House Photo)