Every decade and a half or so, a college football program that fancies itself among the nation’s elite makes the mistake of welcoming Appalachian State in September.
In 2007, it was the Michigan Wolverines losing to the Mountaineers in a famous upset. Last Saturday it was the Texas A&M Aggies, complete with their $75 million man Jimbo Fisher at the helm, failing to ever lead en route to a 17-14 loss to App State.
The loss was bad enough, but afterward, a video surfaced of A&M’s famous yell practice from the night before the game where the student leaders said some slanderous things about the university in Boone, NC.
Texas A&M took this video down, but not before we saved part of it. Shout out to all you mountaineers out there! pic.twitter.com/hQDvuLTQCb
— Appodlachia Podcast (@appodlachia) September 12, 2022
As the video started making the rounds around the internet, a funny thing started to happen: The clips were getting taken down. Texas A&M was filing DMCA violations to make a copyright claim and remove the clips from the internet. As it’s been taken down, more people continue to put it back up.
Maybe if A&M hadn’t paid App State $1.5 million for the privilege of beating them at Kyle Field, they’d have a few extra dollars to afford a higher-quality social media team.
Either way, around the world of college football, people took notice of A&M’s comical display of trying to put out this fire with a watering can.
We have acquired the Texas A&M midnight yell leader video‼️ Watch here: pic.twitter.com/QVhz2WJBz1
— Old Row Sports (@OldRowSports) September 12, 2022
Texas A&M soft…..
— Bradlee 🎙 ALL_AQCESS (@BradMLee) September 12, 2022
Was just informed Texas A&M Yell flagged Yell Practice videos for copyright because they don't want anyone seeing that they all practice the surrender cobra pose.
— Mr. Pilkington (@Onikuno) September 12, 2022
𝒞𝓁𝒶𝓈𝓈𝒾𝒸 𝑀𝑜𝓂𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓈 𝐼𝓃 𝒮𝐸𝒞 𝐻𝒾𝓈𝓉𝑜𝓇𝓎.
Texas A&M’s infamous “Midnight Yell” before losing to Appalachian State that blew up so quickly on Twitter this morning that they had to delete it to save face. It’s glorious and classic Aggiespic.twitter.com/P4XoIoonHS
— Kyle Umlang (@kyleumlang) September 12, 2022
Of course, Texas A&M could simply delete the yell practice video and cut all of this off but, as of publishing, it is still up in full 1080p for all to gawk at. In fact, you can watch it below.