Not since 1908 have the Chicago Cubs won the World Series and, hell, with the team not even reaching the Fall Classic since 1945, it seems like they’ll sign a deal with the devil to give their long-suffering fans a title.
Apparently, that includes sacrificing a live goat to do it.
As most of us know, the Cubs were “cursed” back in 1945 by former owner of Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, Billy Sianis, who was escorted out of Game 4 of that year’s World Series for actually bringing a real goat to Wrigley Field, prompting him to curse the team for treating him like shit.
Since then, the Curse of the Billy Goat has been alive and well, presumably, preventing the Cubbies from returning to glory since—and that whole Steve Bartman thing has me thinking it might just be real.
Well, with the team in position to make the playoffs for the first time in seven years, they figured this is the year they go for it all and end the curse once and for all.
Four guys are about to eat 40 pounds of goat. This is happening. pic.twitter.com/hRKTXCnXI5
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) September 23, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThat’s why they got competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi to partake in devouring 40 pounds of goat meat in 12 minutes with three of his buddies, leaving Cubs fans optimistic that this WILL BE THE YEAR!
A six-time champ of the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, maybe Kobayashi housing that goat will bring the North Siders the luck they’ve been hoping for—or maybe everyone’s just fucking crazy to think that this curse even exists. Either way, here’s to the MLB playoffs starting soon!