In HS whenever we would get to travel for a meet that involved staying in a hotel the night before the race, we would try our best to eat at a Claim Jumper the night before race. On our way out, we would grab an apple from their fruit basket (not sure if they were for the taking or not, but we did), as well as all the toothpicks they had. When we got back to the hotel, we would have a ceremony and put all the toothpicks into the apple, then proceed to go play catch with it as a team either in the hallway or the parking lot.
The main goal was to make noise and lure the girls teams out from the other schools to see this super cool team playing catch with an apple with toothpicks in it. Blood was shed.
Before bed, we would fill fill up an entire bath tub of ice, usually draining multiple floors of ice machines, and bury the apple overnight and while we raced; for good luck of course.
This was the SpineApple