Army pranks Navy in the days leading up to the schools’ annual football matchup, adding to the animosity in one of the most storied rivalries in college football.
The Army prank happened when someone hacked into the United States Naval Academy’s email account and created a mass message ribbing fans of the Midshipmen. The email told them to prepare for a humiliating defeat at the hands of Army.
Here is the text of exactly how Army pranks Navy, via Bloomberg:
“Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller
to goarmysinknavy, AllUSNA, USCC, BTD
In preparation for the humiliating defeat Army will be dealing to us in the near future, I have some guidance to pass down.
First: when we stage for march-on, we need to clean up our act. The internet has us pegged as dirty slobs– this year, we need to bring trash bags and clean up after ourselves. From what I understand, Army is embarrassed to even be associated with us.
Second: clean up the actual march-on. Please at least pretend to be in the military. Dress right dress, don’t talk at attention, etc. Seriously, this one is too easy.
Third: we need to have better accountability of our goats. This is also very embarrassing.
Fourth: when Army sings second, we will be respectful and professional.
Fifth: we need to be better at cyber.
Finally, I award you all with PMI (sleep ins) until Christmas. Maybe even a little longer, depending on how morale is going after Army defeats us on Saturday.
Go Army, Sink Navy!”
The email where Army pranks Navy actually isn’t the start of the prank war, USA Today noted. Navy’s mascot, Bill the Goat, was stolen two weeks ago and left “attached to a median near the Pentagon,” Joshua Stewart of the Navy Times reported. A Navy spokeswoman said they didn’t know who was responsible for stealing the goat.
After Army pranks Navy, the Midshipment got the last laugh. Navy defeated Army 17-13 for its 11th straight win against its rival.