In the 21st century, the proliferation of internet culture has led to creative and entertaining spirit places leading up to the famous Army-Navy football game presented by USAA. Active duty members, cadets and midshipmen post videos supporting their team, poking fun at the other service, and often incorporating pop culture references. Some of the best spots on the spirit of the navy in recent years come from the RylanTuohy YouTube channel. Now a Fleet Officer, Tuohy directed the 2021 hilarious wit spot “Navy Squid Game”. Here are other Spirit Spots Tuohy posted for previous Army-Navy Games.
2012 – Game for real gamers
Inspired by Bow Wow’s “We In Da Club”, this spirit spot was Tuohy’s first Army-Navy video. Although it was made in its plebiscite year, Tuohy’s directing and video production produced a witty spot of impressive quality. It features Annapolis professors and support staff, wannabe slippery dances and, of course, flashy supercars. With a good start, Tuohy’s videos only got better.
2013 – Suit & Tie [SDB Version]
Continuing the theme of musical parody, Tuohy’s 2013 Spirit Spot was inspired by Justin Timberlake’s âSuit & Tieâ ft. Jay Z. Emphasizing the blue uniform of the Navy service dress, “Suit & Tie [SDB Version]âSees Tuohy playing a bigger role in the video. Impressively, as of 2021 the video has almost 200.00 views.
2014 – We donate a ship
Breaking from the music videos, Tuohy’s 2014 wit spot saw the first use of its intro, “Hi, I’m Rylan, and I’m [still] in the Navy âwhich continued through to the 2021 video. Following the format of an advertisement,â We ââGive a Ship âwas a shorter spiritual spot that focused more on the titular pun and timing. comical. It is also one of Tuohy’s most popular videos with over 484,000 views in 2021. However, his most popular video is the 2015 tribute to the city of Annapolis, “Naptown Funk” with over 8 million views.
2015 – STAR WARS in the Navy
Play STAR WARS and the Navy’s goal of extending their winning streak against the Army to 14, the 2015 Spirit Spot was a throwback to a longer video. “STAR WARS at Navy” follows Luke and a group of Midshipmen on their journey to save Midshipman Leia from West Point. With shots on the water and an epic lightsaber duel, this spiritual spot has over 380,000 views in 2021.
2017 – Helm Yeah
The 2017 Spirit Spot was Tuohy’s first as a Commissioned Officer. It kept its intro, pun and comedic timing from “We Give a Ship”. However, “Helm Yeah” also included appearances from units from across the fleet. Navy figures also made appearances, including Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Senator John McCain, NFL legend Roger Staubach and famous Paralympian Brad Snyder.
5. 2020 – A “viral” video
2020 has been a strange year forâ¦ everything, including the Army-Navy game. However, that didn’t stop Tuohy from making a wit blot mocking the military. The video references everything 2020 introduced us to like masks, temperature controls, video conferencing, and social distancing.