OT: HS copies Denard

Submitted by TampaJake on December 3rd, 2011 at 2:38 PM
So I was working the FL Class 7A HS Quarter finals between Manatee and St Pierre last night. After the game clinching turnover on downs several players did the "were hungry" Denard celebration. Crazy how kids pick this up so fast.

Comments

Nick Sparks

December 3rd, 2011 at 2:47 PM ^

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

BlueBarron

December 3rd, 2011 at 2:51 PM ^

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.

MaizeNBlu628

December 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 PM ^

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 :)

go16blue

December 3rd, 2011 at 3:15 PM ^

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. 

icactus

December 3rd, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

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.

NoMoPincherBug

December 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 PM ^

Will Gholston just made a tackle in the BT Championship game and got up and did the eating motion... now he is copying Denard too...guess trying to decapitate him was not enough.