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[–] SophisticatedMonkey 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

To be clear, this is a shirt in reference to The Cubs Billy Goat Curse

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[–] Samsquamch 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sam Sianis, nephew of Billy Sianis, has been brought out onto Wrigley Field with a goat multiple times in attempts to break the curse: on Opening Day in 1984 and 1989 (in both years, the Cubs went on to win their division), in 1994 to stop a home losing streak, and in 1998 for the Wild Card play-in game (which the Cubs won).[8]

In 2003 (incidentally, the Chinese zodiac's Year of the Goat), a group of Cubs fans headed to Houston with a billy goat named "Virgil Homer" and attempted to gain entrance to Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros, division rivals of the Cubs at the time.[9] After they were denied entrance, they unfurled a scroll, read a verse and proclaimed they were "reversing the curse." The Cubs won the division that year and then came within five outs of playing in the World Series, but were undone by the Florida Marlins' eight-run rally immediately following the Steve Bartman incident. The Cubs then lost the following game and with it the series. (The Marlins went on to win the World Series against the New York Yankees). Further salting the wound, the Astros earned their first World Series berth two years later.

In another bizarre twist, it was reported that a butchered goat was hung from the Harry Caray statue on October 3, 2007, to which The Chicago Sun-Times noted: "If the prankster intended to reverse the supposed billy goat curse with the stunt, it doesn't appear to have worked."[10] While the Cubs did win the NL Central division title in 2007 and 2008, they were swept in the first round of the postseason in both years: by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008. The elimination by Arizona came on October 6, the same date that the goat appeared at Wrigley Field in 1945.[11]

In 2008 a Greek Orthodox priest sought to end the curse during the 2008 playoffs with a spraying of holy water in and around the Cubs dugout to no avail.[12]

The act was repeated before the home opener in 2009, this time a goat's butchered head being hung from the statue. The act was futile as the Cubs were eliminated from postseason contention on September 26, 2009.[13] Cubs fans have also brought in priests that have blessed the field, stadium, and dugout.

On April 1, 2011, a social enterprise called Reverse The Curse, dedicated to bringing innovations to poverty by giving goats to families in developing countries, was initiated.[14] The goats provide the family with milk, cheese, and alternative income to help lift them out of poverty. Reverse The Curse has expanded into reversing the "curses" that afflict the world's children in education and obesity.

On February 25, 2012, a group of five Chicago Cubs fans calling themselves Crack the Curse set-out on foot from Mesa, Arizona (home to the Cubs' spring training facilities) to Wrigley Field. They brought along a goat named Wrigley whom they believed would be able to break the Curse of the Billy Goat upon arrival at Wrigley Field. Additionally, they attempted to raise $100,000 for the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Facility.[15]

On April 10, 2013, a severed goat's head was delivered to the Cubs in a possible effort to lift the curse on the team. It was addressed to the club's owner Thomas S. Ricketts.[16]

On Sept. 22, 2015, Patrick Bertoletti, Tim Brown, Takeru Kobayashi, Kevin Strahle and Bob Shoudt consumed a 40-pound goat in 13 minutes and 22 seconds at Taco in a Bag in Chicago.[17]

Wow...they got more and more violent in their attempts to break the curse. I think they might have actually strengthened it by torturing goats the last 15+ years.

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[–] leavethebag 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Sounds like fighting words. Get your Billy ready goats.

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[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's my boy :')

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[–] kurfu 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He's never met this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XpXq_vlpIE

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[–] PM_me_your_mitts 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He's always watching...

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[–] geosprintforever 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That is Bill "Fuckin' Hell Yea" Murray to you.

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[–] lovedumplingx 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Who downvotes Bill Murray doing anything?

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[–] M80TheMan 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep. That's him alright.