West Point cadets kidnapped the Naval Academy mascot... except it was the wrong goat ๐Ÿ๐Ÿคฃ

Nov 24th

The Army-Navy rivalry runs deep.

And it really looked like Army had the upper hand going into this year's historic football game.

But the same can't be said for their mascot stealing tradition. Although it's officially condemned by both schools, the rival schools routinely attempt to kidnap the other school's mascot in the weeks leading up to the big game.

And the West Point cadets thought they had succeeded this year. Until they returned to West Point with the goat and, upon gloating over their victory, they discovered that they had actually taken a different goat.

They had in fact taken a former mascot, one with only one horn, and who was arthritic and just generally old (it turns out there's not much to brag about if you've only succeeded in stealing an elderly goat).

The prank has been officially banned for 30 years, but the tradition has continued to go on, unsanctioned by the schools. It's a really big deal for these cadets... unless you get the wrong animal.

That's just embarrassing.

Let's hope Army does better on the football field next week than they did in the goat pasture. Go Army, Beat Navy!


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