• The bizarre history of the US Naval Academy's mascot, 'Bill the Goat'

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

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    The US Naval Academy's mascot is a goat named Bill, named after the billy goat.
    The Navy's history with goats started when Navy vessels began bringing goats onboard their ships due to their functionality.
    However, the reason the academy adopted a goat as its mascot is steeped in legend and entirely bizarre.
    Every sports team needs their very own cartoony mascot to get the fans going. Sure, it's a goofy tradition, but it gets the people cheering and those cheers spur the players on to victory, so no one ever questions it. Military academies are no...
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