I might be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure B.J. Raji of the Packers was the first person I've seen do that celebration.
OT: HS copies Denard
This is true. Dr. Saturday just made mention of it.
Doesn't matter, Denard is like King DeDeDe and the Villian Posse in Elmo and Grouchland, "What ever I touch I make it mine mine mine"
I'm not the biggest NFL follower so I could certainly be the minority here, but I had never heard of the "we hungry" motion/meaning until Denard started doing it.
All respect to B.J. Raji for the creation, but I feel this can also speak to the brand power of Michigan/Denard - depending on who inspired those kids.
My immediate reaction was that those kids looked up to #16
It didn't start with Raji, either. Plenty of people have been doing this for quite a while. I have no idea where it started, but Shaun Rogers was doing it back when he played for the Lions.
I'm not sure who was the first person to do it but I know it has been going to long before this season and before Denard. Denard definitely helped it explode though due to the Ohio game.
How long did you practice that to get it right?
did they all untie their shoelaces too?
I saw a guy with dreadlocks yesterday, he must have copied Denard
You fellas are mistaken. Denard's celebration is symbolic. When BJ Raji does it it's because he's actually hungry.
I'd be doing it if I was a HS football player. Heck, next time I'm in ohio and someone is giving me crap for being a UoM fan, I'm going to do that eating thing.
....well, not really, but's it's amusing to see a lineman do this somehow.
I've pretty much seen someone do this is every college football game now, the SMU receiver did it earlie r today, but he decided to pour some salt on his food too :)
he also stirred it up for good measure. it was probably hot and needed to cool off a little bit.
It is from rapper Lil' B. Denard didn't make it up, most here (myself included) probably didn't notice it until Denard started doing it.
Why is this guy downvoted? This is exactly correct. Lil B (the rapper) made up the dance/move, and it caught on. Denard DID NOT MAKE THIS UP!!! Its understandable that many mgobloggers thought he did, because almost none of you have any idea who the rapper is (which is fine, btw), but he's fairly popular among younger people, which is why you are seeing the move done by young athletes.
What song is this?
I wouldn't know, I don't listen to him at all. I just remember a friend showing it to me a month or two ago and telling me where it came from. It could just be a video, too, not necessarily a song.
This is where Denard and the other kids got it. It's from Wonton Soup by Lil'B and other videos of his where he does referencing this song:
In case you get confused - his lyrics are not serious - he makes fun of a lot of rap cliches. It's sort of a post-modern deconstructionist approach to rap. I thought this was dumb until I found that out. Some of it is really hilarious.
Lil B is the greatest! Bill Bellamy and Martian are so funny.
I'm pretty sure Lil' B got it from somewhere/someone else. He released it July 2010. I am about positive I've seen the motion before then. Either way Denard didn't make it up so you are correct in that.
Our football team gets so much PR from Denard. From shoe laces, to eating, to "Denarding", I love it all.
I am pretty sure I just saw a LSU DL do the we hungry move after a blocked pass. Not sure if he was imitating shawn Rodgers, Ravi or Denard but I will go with Denard.
I have seen a lot of teams recently do the eating motion.