The curse of the billy goat was a sports related curse that was supposedly placed on the chicago cubs major league baseball mlb franchise in 1945 by billy goat tavern owner william sianis the curse lasted 71 years from 1945 to 2016. The book is about a the chicago cubs curse that caused them to lose this books explains the cubs loss streak and how there was a curse and it affected the cubs in many ways this curse was the excuse for the cubs losing so much. Story of a curse and the cubs curse killer author rich cohen makes a persuasive and entertaining case that for cubs fans the curse was one of the core beliefs that held the universe steady. Weaving between history lesson memoir and fairly faithful sports reporting the chicago cubs story of a curse is a brisk and engaging read. The cubs do not win he explained and because of that a cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations that team will screw up your life as a result cohen became not just a cubs fan but one of the biggest cubs fans in the world in this book he captures the story of the team its players and crazy days
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