Despite Army’s best try, Navy’s newest mascot, Bill 37, arrives safely in Maryland

| November 14, 2016

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The Naval Academy recently welcomed a new goat to the mascot herd, Bill XXXVII (37).

Bill 37 is from the same farm as Bill 36 and Bill 35. After the recent death of Bill 35 due to illness, the Naval Academy and goat caretakers determined that it would be best for Bill 36 to have a shipmate next to him on the sidelines to keep morale high.  

Bill 37 traveled by air from Texas to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and was transported to the goat mascot residence; an undisclosed location. The goat caretakers have reported that Bill 37 is acclimating well to Navy life as a “mascot in training” and is already full of spunk, energy and vitriol towards Army. The vitriol is understandable since some malcontent stuck an Army sticker on Bill’s transport crate!

billxxxvii-2According to Academy spokesperson, Jenny Erickson, Bill 37 will wait until 2017 to make his debut on the sidelines.“After seeing the stickers put on his crate during travel, we want to be sure that Bill 37 is fully acclimated into his life as a Navy goat and make sure that any brainwashing attempts he received from Army fans during travel didn’t stick.”

Bill 34 and Bill 33 are still alive and well and enjoying their retirement.

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