Why do the Cadets throw cheese?

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  1. jag3

    jag3 Member

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    Forgive my ignorance but when the Falcons scored Saturday and opened the scoring there were numerous squares of cheese flying around the cadet section!
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    According to a website called "wing traditions" here is the answer:

    Wing Tailgates – Before football games, Mitch's would put on a tailgate of burgers and 3.2 beer for the cadet wing. Cadets would get rowdy and sick from the beer, canceling these tailgates in the late 1980’s. The idea of spirit cheese was born of the combination of these tailgates and leftover cheese for the cheeseburgers.

    Spirit Cheese - Save the individually wrapped slices of processed cheese when Mitch's serves burgers. At the next football game, let the slices of cheese fly after the Falcons make a big play. However, spirit cheese was responsible for injuring a waiter in Mitch’s, according to his union, and cadets did without cheese on their burgers for a year.

    source: http://www.usafa82.org/spec_int/wing_traditions/wing_traditions_draft.htm
     
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  3. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    SPIRIT CHEESE!!!! Happy to know it's still flying!
     
  4. BlahuKahuna

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    The biggest issue with spirit cheese recently is if it ends up on the field, AF gets fined by the conference.
     
  5. jag3

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    Lol. Thank you. Spirit Cheese! Hahaha
     
  6. USAFA83GradWife

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    My understanding is that it is prohibited in the future?
    No more spirit cheese.
     
  7. Hodge

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    O it's been banned from being thrown with the threat of punishment if we are caught throwing it, but the cadets still do it.
     
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  8. Wild Blue Yonder

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    And there is still the occasional turkey leg that goes flying thru the air too...
     
  9. Wild Blue Yonder

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    Meat chewed off the bone first, of course.
     
  10. jag3

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    What!!!?? LOL. I did not see any of those flying around.
     
  11. g_warren2022

    g_warren2022 "Greater love hath no man than this..." John 15:13

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    Ouch... Personally I wouldn't be so hasty to try throwing cheese again if it meant NO CHEESE ON BURGERS! :eek:
     
  12. Falcon A

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    "Spirit Cheese" ... I remember when . . .

    Perhaps there is hope for this new generation after all . . . ;-)

    Rule breaking is a "sport" ... Just don't lie about it if caught.
     

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