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The Curse of the Billy Goat was a sports-related curse supposed...

wikipedia - 07 Nov 2016
The Curse of the Billy Goat was a sports-related curse supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball franchise in 1945 by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis that lasted in a 71-year period from 1945 to 2016. Because the odor of his pet goat, named Murphy, was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home ballpark, during game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which had been inte
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No Cursing - 10 Jun 2018
When does the ball going through Buckner's legs begin to play like The Curse of the Billy Buck, like the Cubs once had the Curse of the Billy Goat? When does three straight two-out hits down two runs in the bottom of the 10th, and the implosion of ...
curse of the billy goat

Triple Crown winner Justify ends another of sports' major droughts

Horse Racing Nation (press release) (blog) - 10 Jun 2018
Just three years removed from an accomplishment that once left people wondering whether we'd see it again, Justify has won the Triple Crown. What American Pharoah did in 2015 was special. What Justify did, adding to it with such a compact campaign, was ...
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Serena v Sharapova - famous losing streaks

Yahoo Sports - 03 Jun 2018
Perhaps the most infamous drought was the Chicago Cubs' wait for an MLB title after the Curse of the Billy Goat in 1945. After being asked to leave Wrigley Field because of the smell of his pet goat, Billy Sianis supposedly said that the team would ...
curse of the billy goat

YOUNG: Joy in Mudville: Ranking the nation's happiest sports cities

The Sun Chronicle - 16 Jun 2018
They then beat the Bruins three years later for another one, and two years after that, captured their third in six years. Then the long-suffering Cubs finally won a World Series for the first time since 1908 when they broke the Billy Goat Curse in 2016.
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The Chicago Cubs' billy goat curse, explained

USA TODAY - 25 Oct 2016
Once the Curse of the Bambino --- the legend based off the Boston Red Sox's trade of slugger Babe Ruth --- was shredded as Boston broke its title drought by winning the 2004 World Series, the Billy Goat curse became baseball's inarguable top hex.
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Return to the World of the Dresden Files With Brief Cases

Den of Geek US - 05 Jun 2018
"Curses" has its rough moments in a post-#MeToo world (Bob the skull is a more cringe-worthy character than he was when introduced almost two decades ago), but the story of how the Billy Goat Curse on the Chicago Cubs came to be has a delightful ...
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How an ironworker put Philly's 25-year sports curse to rest

The Boston Globe - 30 Jan 2018
Chicago's got the Billy Goat. Here, it's the Curse of Billy Penn. Believers in Philly say it was responsible for a 25-year title drought. Until Ginion helped change all that. The origins of the curse date to 1894, when a large statue of William Penn ...
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Horse racing: Saddled with curse, Justify goes for Kentucky win

Reuters - 04 May 2018
With the Boston Red Sox having exorcised the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino” by winning the World Series in 2004 and the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 Fall Classic to end the 108- year “Curse of the Billy Goat”, the “Curse of Apollo” stands as one ...
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How a Billy Goat “Cursed” the Chicago Cubs

History - 06 Oct 2015
In April 2013, an unidentified man drove up to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, and left behind a box containing a black, severed goat's head. News outlets immediately speculated on what the shocking parcel might portend. Was it a warning? Was ...

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