By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports
Sports fans are known for their superstitions. For some fanbases, believing that their team is cursed based on long ago events are a part of the tradition of growing up in that area. For Chicago Cubs fans, the curse comes from 1945 when a Chicago tavern owner named Billy Sianis attempted to attend one of the Tigers-Cubs World Series games with his goat Murphy.
As the story goes, the pair were denied admittance to the game and the goat then spat a curse on Wrigley Field. Well, Takeru Kobayashi and four other apparently very hungry people did their best to attempt to lift the curse on Cubs’ nation last night by eating 40 pounds worth of goat. Thanks to Matt Lindner, for documenting the experience on Twitter.
Apparently, they ate all parts of the goat, and I mean ALL PARTS.
Take a look at the aftermath.
The deed was done in all of 12 minutes. That’s impressive. Cubs fans everywhere must be hoping that this latest attempt will be the one to finally lift the curse.
(Hat tip to CBS Sports for the story)
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him. Agree/Disagree? Thoughts, comments, complaints? Email or tweet him.