BALTIMORE (WJZ)- We’re just days away from Saturday’s Army-Navy match-up in Baltimore. And if you want a sneak-peak of how intense the competition will be. It’s only a click away.
The midshipmen and cadets are not waiting for game-day to face-off. They are already doing it on the web. Ahead of the match-up between Army and Navy at M&T Bank Stadium.
The midshipmen and cadets are poking fun at each other in a series of web videos. Spirits spots are a tradition at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
“It’s sort of a fun rivalry so I think it’s okay to do these well-meaning spirit spots,” said Grace Lee, 3rd class midhipmen.
About 1000 midshipmen played some role in the clips meant to boost team morale.
“My video is called six things that are harder to do than beating Army. It’s basically saying that beating Army is sort of easy,” said Lee.
All 30 spirit videos are entirely written, filmed and edited by midhshipmen.
The videos are a hit online and on campus. The best spots will play on the scoreboard on game-day.
“If it’s a westpoint one they flip out and all the mids are booing and then if it’s a naval academy one standing in the midshpmen section you kind of see everyone screaming, yelling,” said Nicolas Shyne, midshipmen first class and brigade public affairs officer.
Shyne works with the brigade to ensure the videos are top-quality and decides which ones make the cut.
“Just seeing the videos, knowing that we’re better, allows us to cheer harder,go a little bit longer when we’re out there on the field cheering for our friends,” said Jeffrey Kramer of the class of 2019.
The midshipmen tell WJZ they’re hoping the videos give their team the boost they need to win.
Navy has beat Army 14 years in a row and that was the most common theme in the Navy videos.