Takeru Kobayashi, Pat Bertoletti, Tim Brown and LA Beast will attempt to eat a 40 pound goat tonight at Taco in a Bag tonight in an attempt to break the Chicago Cubs "Billy Goat" curse which has supposedly prevented the ballclub from reaching the World Series since 1945. update The official time was 15 minutues. Bob Shoudt joined the team. update Sep 23 Val Bromann has a blog entry & gallery More coverage WGN | USA Today | Yahoo | CSN Chicago | Sports Illustrated update Sep 25 More coverage: Wall Street Journal | Rolling Stone | NY Post | MLB.com

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  1. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:12 am

    From watching a video or two of him, I have come to the conclusion that LA Beast is really immature and a complete douchebag. All he wants is attention and hits and to make a name for himself. Am I right?

  2. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:14 am

    It seems as if LA Beast belongs more in middle school.

  3. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    this is all about showing up the sheas who bent over backwards trying to promote all 4 of them at one point

  4. White Sox Bill said

    September 23, 2015 @ 3:05 am

    Who Fuckin Cares!!

  5. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    4 ungrateful losers . Look at what the Sheas did to try and make them larger than life heroes and to show gratitude this is how they try to show them up. Go away nobody cares except for OJ Rifkin. Cubs curse ha ha ha real funny

  6. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    1212 LA Beast is obvious someone that did not receive much love as a youngster

  7. die hard cub fan said

    September 23, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    The 24 yr curse should have been broken in 1969 when the Cubs were coasting until they ran into the miracle Mets. To allow that curse to continue an additional 46yrs is inexcusable

  8. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    TMZ Sports also has a story:

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/22/chicago-cubs-curse-reverse-kobayashi-eat-a-goat-challenge-wrigley-field/?adid=tmzhero3

  9. Anonygoat said

    September 23, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    @10:01 learn how to use punctuation, dumbass

  10. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    Were the bones included in the 40 lb. weight?

  11. Anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 11:45 am

    I think they should all go to Brooklyn next and eat a 40 pound roach in hopes of breaking the long non winning steak of a certain pickle champ.

  12. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:09 pm

    How bout 40 lbs of bologna that smells exactly like the I pound champ from Plainview LI

  13. Anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

    La best is annoying. They’d be better off with Randy Santel or Naader

  14. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

    @11:34 Most likely yes. The bones would be about 15% of the carcass weight. A few sources online gave that figure.

  15. DaxtheGinger said

    September 23, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    Sheas promoted them for the sakes of their wallets, let’s not pretend the MLE is anything more than a revenue train with little overhead.

  16. Anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 1:54 pm

    global expansion

  17. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    All more successful than seiken!

  18. anonymousey said

    September 23, 2015 @ 2:30 pm

    @12:34 La best? Who’s that? Learn how to spell, dumbass

  19. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 3:55 pm

    La. Best has bad breath

  20. Doris said

    September 23, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

    I wouldn’t mind kissing la best

  21. Anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

    How far is ESPN up the back side of MLE to have not covered this, anywhere??

  22. ojrifkin said

    September 23, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

    Darren Rovell mentioned it last night

    https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/646529281938583560

  23. anonymous said

    September 23, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

    Every one of those morons will eventually get diagnosed with colon cancer. Good luck with that

  24. Observer said

    September 24, 2015 @ 1:00 am

    I don’t think anyone of them will ever get cancer. Hate is the driving force in which all superior beings succeed.

  25. anonymous said

    September 24, 2015 @ 5:39 pm

    There also is an article in the Wall Street Journal:

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-shake-baseballs-billy-goat-curse-competitive-eaters-have-an-idea-1443044376

    Interesting excerpt:

    ““It was awesome. I wanted some of it,” said Alice Chiu, a co-owner along with the two competitive eaters and a fourth person of Taco In A Bag, the tiny North Side eatery where the event took place.”

    So Taco in a Bag actually has 4 owners, at least one of whom is Asian. This also explains the Kickapoo drink angle, since it is also Asian owned.

  26. Anonymous said

    September 25, 2015 @ 8:41 am

    Disrespect to that goat..his life was taken in vain ..ridiculous! Wow you can eat a goat ..losers ..taco in a bag will lose it’s 15 minutes of fame and go away…

  27. Anonymous said

    September 25, 2015 @ 10:28 am

    Dumb billions of animals are slaughtered every year what’s one goat going to do. To each his or her own.

  28. anonymous said

    September 27, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    A belated thanks to 12:45 for the info on the weight of the bones.

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