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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
curse of the billy goat

Midway Airport concessions makeover kicking into high gear

Chicago Business Journal - 31 Jul 2018
They will include an outpost of the popular Billy Goat Tavern, which became famous as a hangout for jaded journalists working at the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, the city's two metro dailies, when both papers' newsrooms were located steps ...
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Potato Chip Maker Can't Toss Billy Goat Tavern Suit

Law360 - 08 Aug 2018
Law360 (August 8, 2018, 5:28 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge denied Billy Goat Chip Co.'s bid to escape a trademark infringement suit filed by Chicago landmark Billy Goat Tavern, rejecting the St. Louis potato chip maker's claim the bar waited too ...
curse of the billy goat

Franchise Best: Toronto Maple Leafs 1950-51 Season

Last Word on Hockey (blog) - 11 Aug 2018
Ah to hell with all the 'Curse of the Billy Goat' nonsense Cubs fans said. Eddie Vedder jumped for joy and the whole city of Chicago partied like it was 1908. And hey, what about Cleveland (also known as “Believeland”)? A sane person would've looked at ...
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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.
curse of the billy goat

These are Lollapalooza bands' favorite Chicago restaurants

Chicago Tribune - 01 Aug 2018
So, coming to Chicago last night, obviously I headed to the Billy Goat Tavern. The original one. I haven't been back here since the curse was lifted, so I was curious to see if the vibe of the place had altered in any way. Of course it hadn't. You'd ...
curse of the billy goat

What is the Chicago Cubs' billy goat curse?

CNN - 29 Oct 2016
Legend has it a Chicago tavern owner named Bill "Billy Goat" Sianis pronounced a curse on the club on October 6 -- just a couple months after the end of the war. Sianis went to Wrigley to cheer on his beloved Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in the Fall ...
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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 ...
curse of the billy goat

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 ...
curse of the billy goat

Post Time: Justify splashes home to break Derby curse

Buffalo News - 06 May 2018
In 2004, the Curse of the Bambino was lifted when the Boston Red Sox finally emerged with a World Series title. In 2016, the Curse of the Billy Goat was overcome when the Chicago Cubs finally returned as major league champions. A certain Triple Crown ...
curse of the billy goat

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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What is the Curse of the Billy Goat?

Newsday - 25 Oct 2016
The curse was placed upon the Cubs by a local tavern owner named Billy Sianis. According to, Sianis found a baby goat outside his tavern not long after purchasing it. Sianis nursed the goat to health, grew a goatee, named the goat Murphy and ...
curse of the billy goat

Billy Goat Tavern reveals secret Obama burger, and new party room

Chicago Tribune - 19 Mar 2018
Billy Goat Tavern co-owner Bill Sianis revealed some secrets just before reopening Friday night. A party room is under construction next door to the historic Lower Michigan Avenue flagship. When it's completed, the home of the “Cheezborger” will hold ...
curse of the billy goat

Has the Cubs' billy goat hex been lifted? Bill Sianis says no

Chicago Tribune - 26 Oct 2016
It's a raging debate among fans — has the curse of the billy goat been definitively lifted now that the Chicago Cubs have finally made it back to the World Series? Or do they have to win the Fall Classic, too, to be rid of the hex bar owner William ...
curse of the billy goat

There are no curses or super powers in the World Cup

Washington Post - 29 Jun 2018
Closer to home, we have the Curse of the Billy Goat foretelling in 1945: “Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more.” They didn't triumph in the World Series for 71 long years after that. Fast forward to the World Cup, where four-time winner Germany got ...

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