Navy has a new goat.
In the wake of the death of Bill XXXV, the Naval Academy is opting to continue the live mascot tradition. Bill 37 arrived in Annapolis this week from Texas.
— Linh Bui WJZ (@LinhBuiWJZ) November 15, 2016
Following Bill XXXV’s death, the caretakers determined “it would be best for Bill 36 to have a shipmate next to him on the sidelines to keep morale high.” Whether there will be a decoy strategy given Army’s history of stealing the live mascot remains to be seen.
Speaking of cadets, the Black Knights somehow worked their way into this equation. Bill 37’s crate was tagged with an Army sticker. Given that this tweet came from American Airlines and the looks of the two guys below, we’ll baselessly lay the blame on their wings.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) November 12, 2016
But Bill may not be ready for the rivalry this year. Navy said he is undergoing “mascot training,” and won’t debut until next 2017.
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