Hoke Killed A Guy

Submitted by Brian on August 31st, 2011 at 10:55 AM

There are tridents. They are supposed to be a reference to the Navy SEALs but we all know that every guy on the team is secretly thinking about this:

This is right and good. At some point there will be an animated gif of Hoke throwing a trident at Fickell. This makes it an excellent motivational device not only for the team but for the internet. Well done.

For now, here's a static image:


That is all.



August 31st, 2011 at 11:06 AM ^

Significance, please?

I read the article and understand the SEALs receive one upon graduation.  But we're a land locked football team.  Why Tridents?  Why not a hammer......or sickle?  



August 31st, 2011 at 11:19 AM ^

Dudeness, a serious question:

How long to you plan on relating every single thing about Hoke to RR?

RR is gone.  Even Brian has accepted that RR had to go and that he did a lot to lead to his own demise.  Even if you don't agree with that last statement, it doesn't change the fact that RR is gone.  From what I know about you through your posting, you were a big Michigan fan long before RR got here.  So, another serious question:  Are you now more of a RR fan than a Michigan fan?  Because it seems that your loyalty and rooting interest are more focused on RR than on Michigan.

Not a personal attack - I generally like posts, but it seems like you are so focussed on RR that it has overtaken your Michigan fandom.

His Dudeness

August 31st, 2011 at 2:10 PM ^

I am not Brian. I feel shortchanged. It is going to take a while. Still like the guys RR brought in and maybe by the time they are all gone I will have found a new reason to cheer for the team. Who knows? Maybe college athletics will be drastically different by then... maybe I won't even be a fan when it comes out that every school cheated... I am not sure.


August 31st, 2011 at 3:45 PM ^

Get the whole points thing but... don't get the whole you can snark on RR at every opportunity and if someone rebukes you it culminates in a "0" score and categorized as trolling...

apologize in advance for not being a snarky hipster poster - just been around enough to know most people are good and you shouldn't dance on graves.

and I'll be greyed - out in 3,  2,  1, ......


August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 AM ^

Little known fact, Trident Gum originally contained three enzymes thought to promote good oral health, hence tri-dent. Clearly this is a sign from Hoke that our players have a rampant caries problem.


Ok, I'll go back to studying teeth now...


August 31st, 2011 at 11:26 AM ^

So point of clarification: did the team receive a trident, like a real trident, or a maize and blue version of the Special Warfare Emblem (I think that's what it's called). From that crappy Whitlock article, he made it seem like they received an engraved real trident that represented like hree ideals that Hoke calls this teams ethos. But the Detnews made it seem like they got a pin (the Special Warfare Emblem) that SEALs get upon completion of their training. I like the trident, but may have a problem with the pin. Anybody care to elucidate?


August 31st, 2011 at 11:32 AM ^

I relayed this story to a Wisconsin fan at work who also was in the Air Force and he came just shy of blowing a gasket.

He basically stated that it was a ridiculous comparison and "when Hoke can run his guys through practice for 7 days & nights straight...", blah, blah, blah.

He even went so far as to compare it to RR singing Josh Grobin, saying it was just as bad only in the opposite direction, being over the top and ridiculous in its own way.

Personally, while I think it is a bit silly, I can tolerate it because the motivation and reason for doing it is pure and if it works, who am I to question it.

Just please, if a trident falls from the cieling and stabs Troy Woolfolk through the leg, I will no longer believe in a benevolent God.


August 31st, 2011 at 11:46 AM ^

If you kill a guy with a trident, especially Fickell, you'll be wanted for murder and you should probably lay low for awhile. Mattison can handle things until the heat dies down though it's all good.


August 31st, 2011 at 4:36 PM ^

piece of pride/noteworthy item of memorabilia is each SEAL's Team coin, or "RMO" .... Round Metallic Object.  Each team has its own identifiable coin they carry with themselves at all times.  Except on missions, I imagine...must sanitize before operations begin.


August 31st, 2011 at 2:04 PM ^

The team has been sitting in waist-deep water since last night just north of Port Huron.  They also have pre-positioned several spider holes in and around the field and we have men in there already waiting to jump out and jab Taylor Martinez in the calf during the Nebraska game.  Fred Jackson is doing a HALO insertion at 19:28 zulu time on Saturday.