Expect legal papers coming your way soon, Admiral.
During the second quarter of Navy’s season opener against Fordham, the Midshipmen had their own 12th Man moment. Fourth-string quarterback Malcolm Perry was in his dress uniform in the stands but shed that for his football duds and joined the team for the second half after senior QB Tago Smith went down with an apparent knee injury.
WOW! One of the Freshman Midshipmen in his dress whites was pulled out of the stands & sent to locker room. Replacing QB Tago Smith. #Navy
— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) September 3, 2016
The moment was reminiscent of Texas A&M’s famed 12th Man tradition. In the last game of the 1921 season, sophomore E. Gill King — who quit the team earlier in the year — was pulled out of the stands after several injuries. He stood at attention ready to enter the game as the team’s 12th Man. Aggie fans now refer to their fans by that moniker.
Texas A&M has been forward about suing for any infringement on the 12th Man brand, so Aggie fans had some fun with the Navy news.
— stringsays (@stringsays) September 3, 2016
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 3, 2016
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) September 3, 2016
— TelcoAg (@TelcoAg) September 3, 2016