Brandin "Florida Boi" Hawthorne and Van Bergen are both saying "Hoka-Hey" on their FB pages in prep for the game tomorrow... Other than knowing that this is what Crazy Horse used to say going in to battle, or a cursory reference to some motorcycle race I saw in a search, is there any story behind this worth knowing about? I think it's pretty cool.
Where's the Hoka-Hey thing coming from???
In Lakota it means something along the lines of "let's do it" or "lets roll." It was shouted by Crazy Horse before battle...
Finally, use for my token indian skills.
When the Lakota say "hoka-hey" it either means or is said ALONG with "this is a good day to die." Gotta love that one going into the Notre Dame game. It sounds like the guys are pumped up. GO BLUE!!!!
It can be said before it, but it does not mean today is a good day to die. That is a hollywood misconception. It is an exclamation. Trust me...
God damn, I'm old.
At the beginning of the movie Flatliners, Kiefer Sutherland says that phrase as the opening credits roll by. Later in the movie, one of the other med students (IIRC, your first degree of Kevin Bacon) informs us that the phrase means "a good day to die."
Edit: I just saw your post, amphibious1. I have made it a point to always defer to those not associated with Hollywood. Or Kevin Bacon. So I retract my statement and officially say I don't know what the phrase means.
Or it means "Brian Kelly, you never deserved to be our coach, so chill the fuck out. Enjoy getting clover fucked tomorrow."
So it's Lakota for "O LET DO IT!"
Makes sense to me!
google translator brings it up as:
"BOHICA Brian Kelly"
could it be something they picked up from watching their team movie tonight?
I think that's what the Pahokee High School kids say. Either them or Apopka.
"We're going to destroy the Fightin' Irish tomorrow" in Michigander. GO BLUE.
I think we are all stalkers.
I feel like it would make a good MGoShirt similar to the Queme los barcos.