The Army-Navy game is many things. It’s the only FBS game going on Saturday. It’s a Bucket List item for any college football fan. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing games of the season, both in terms of uniform and playing style (if you’re a triple option aficionado like myself).
When you put all those factors together, you’ve got some great fodder for hype videos.
Here’s the official hype video from Army football, done Stranger Things-style.
Here’s the hype video Navy put together for the Blue Angels-style uniforms the Midshipmen will wear Saturday.
And here’s Army’s.
— ArmyWestPoint Sports (@GoArmyWestPoint) December 4, 2017
If you know anything about the Army-Navy game, you know the grand tradition is that both academies sing their school songs after the game ends. The losers go first and the winners go second. You want to sing second.
Army won last year’s game, 21-17, and for the first time since 2001 the cadets got to sing second. Cadet/filmmaker Austin Lachance put together this beautiful video about what it means to sing second.
And for good measure, here’s the entrace video Lachance put together for this season.
An Army win would hand the Black Knights their first back-to-back wins over Navy since taking five straight from 1992-96 and its first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy since 1996. A Navy win hands the Middies the CIC Trophy for the 11th time in the last 15 years.
Go Army. Go Navy. Go America.