Students at the Naval Academy in Annapolis received a surprising email this week from their school.

Or at least it appeared to be from the Naval Academy.

In reality, this message likely came from a crafty Army supporter who hacked into the rival school's official email account.

Just days before the big clash between Army and Navy in Philadelphia, Navy students received an email that read as follows:


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!

This is the second major prank leading up to the game. A few weeks ago Navy's mascot, Bill the Goat, was kidnapped and left tied to a median near the Pentagon. Army was never officially tied to the tomfoolery, but cadets have pulled the same prank before.

So Army has presumably pulled two pranks, and Navy hasn't retaliated (yet). It sounds like someone might be a little bitter after losing 10 straight games.

(H/T to Game On!)

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