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    Army Cadets Steal Wrong Goat in Botched Pre-Game Navy Mascot Raid

    Hey, it happens.


    Army Cadets Steal Wrong Goat in Botched Pre-Game Navy Mascot Raid

    In the latest episode of a decades-long tradition, Army cadets from West Point military academy snuck into a secret farmyard compound this weekend to steal the mascot of the Naval Academy—a goat named Bill—to undermine preparations for the imminent Army-Navy football game. However, as they only discovered after they had relocated the beast, the cadets somehow managed to steal the wrong goat. The New York Times first reported the botched mission, explaining that Army cadets have stolen the goat mascots, all named Bill, at least 10 times since the first raid in 1953. This weekend, under cover of darkness, the cadets did apprehend a goat named Bill—but it was the retired 35th Bill, not the incumbent 37th Bill. The older goat was described by the Times as “an arthritic, 14-year-old retiree with only one horn.” Bill the 35th was sheepishly returned on Monday, the Army told the newspaper, and a vet confirmed he was unharmed by the theft. The game will be played on Dec. 11.
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    December 11th.
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    1973...now that was a good year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    1973...now that was a good year.

    Army beat Navy last year, and it looks like they will do it again this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Army beat Navy last year, and it looks like they will do it again this year.
    Army has some catching up to do. The all-time record of wins is 61-53-7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Army has some catching up to do. The all-time record of wins is 61-53-7.
    Hey don't rub it in!
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    I think I saw something like this story on a Sit Com but can't recall what one it was?

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    It’s almost inconceivable today to think that at one time Army and Navy were two of the best college teams in the country.

    I never got jazzed up about the game. Every year, for the week leading up to the game all of our West Point officers were fixated on it.


    When Army played Air Force, it wasn’t such a big deal. Even at Ft Carson with the AF academy a few miles away.
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