Page 2 of I had always believed that the Highlands Bluebirds were the original "Cake Eaters", But after hearing a lot of post saying that the Cov Cath Colonels were the the real "Cake Eaters", I was just wondering does anyone really know, Who are the Oringinal "Cake Eaters"? And how far back in History, does this thing go??... 36 comments | 2376 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    This is in an online encyclopedia.

    Though positive in origin, these terms are often used derogatorily by people outside of Ft. Thomas in the spirit of Marie Antoinette's legendary, "Let them eat cake," - alluding to the slightly higher per capita incomes of Ft. Thomas residents over the surrounding areas. Custom has it that a large cake is prepared after state championship victory for the Highlands High School football team. This custom has lent itself to the people of Ft. Thomas becoming known colloquially as Cake Eaters, and the city of Ft. Thomas as Cake Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    This is in an online encyclopedia.

    Though positive in origin, these terms are often used derogatorily by people outside of Ft. Thomas in the spirit of Marie Antoinette's legendary, "Let them eat cake," - alluding to the slightly higher per capita incomes of Ft. Thomas residents over the surrounding areas. Custom has it that a large cake is prepared after state championship victory for the Highlands High School football team. This custom has lent itself to the people of Ft. Thomas becoming known colloquially as Cake Eaters, and the city of Ft. Thomas as Cake Town.
    Thanks for sharing the Great research and knowledge APNW, That is some very interesting information on the subject. I always knew Highlands was the real "Cake Eaters".

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    I was a Cake Eater the day I was born, and I will be a Cake Eater till the day I die.

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    Growing up in Ludlow in the 60's and 70's there was only one team that inspired the words "Kill the Cakes" and that would be Beechwood.

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    I was always told that it was Highlands and in college my roomate was from Highlands and he called himself a cake eater.

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    So, I guess it's obvious that Highlands and Beechwood are both "Cake Eaters", but the questions is who are the original "Cake Eaters" and who has been the longest??

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    I can also vouch that Beechwood was known as cake eaters in the 60's but it sounds like Highlands goes way back before that. Bigzig, you wouldn't be one of those boys who would deliver cakes to Beechwood before a game, are you? That was mighty nice of you guys but your serving manners were awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center
    I can also vouch that Beechwood was known as cake eaters in the 60's but it sounds like Highlands goes way back before that. Bigzig, you wouldn't be one of those boys who would deliver cakes to Beechwood before a game, are you? That was mighty nice of you guys but your serving manners were awful.
    Who me??

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    I can attest to the fact that Highlands was referred to as the "Cake eaters" as far back as the 40's. I can remember all of us shouting that to Tom Rohrer as he passed us on the way to the end zone. It was an inner city thing as we thought everyone in Ft. Thomas was rich. And compared to most of us, they were. I think the term goes back to Marie Antionette who, when told the populus had no bread, said "let them eat cake".
    I don't know the origin as in who first applied the term to Highlands, but my brother used the term in 1948 when he took me to a game.

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    Never heard Beechwood called cake eaters before and never heard Campbell Co called plowpushers.

    As long as I have known the only cake eaters are the Highlands Bluebirds. I have rarely if at all called them Cake eaters but those are the only ones i know as cake eaters.

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    Interesting story. I had a relative from out of town.(not from Ft. Thomas) at one of the Birds home football games. Well into the game the cheerleaders broke int their C-A-K-E cheer. My relative asked me why in the world are the cheerleaders spelling CAKE? I tried to explain but he never really understood. I'm not 100% sure I get it and I graduated from CAKE!

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    But who are the true "river rats"??

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    Ludlow / Bellevue / Dayton = "River Rats"
    HHS = "Cake-eaters"
    CCHS = "Plowpushers"
    Newport / Holmes = "Hoods"
    NCC = "Studs"
    Boone Cty = "Cutters"
    Dixie Hts. = "Pixies"
    were all names used/heard from the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMZ76
    NCC = "Studs"
    That's one I've never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMZ76
    Ludlow / Bellevue / Dayton = "River Rats"
    HHS = "Cake-eaters"
    CCHS = "Plowpushers"
    Newport / Holmes = "Hoods"
    NCC = "Studs"
    Boone Cty = "Cutters"
    Dixie Hts. = "Pixies"
    were all names used/heard from the 70's.
    I remember NC going by adifferent name!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Head Director
    But who are the true "river rats"??
    Dayton.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State
    That's one I've never heard of.
    It goes back to when "the Hill" was all boys..it was referred to as "Stud Hill"...as well as the popular, but politically incorrect, version.