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Watch Kobayashi, Others Devour a 40-Pound Goat to Break Cubs' Curse

Taco In A Bag owners hope for World Series glory.

The end of the Billy Goat curse?
The end of the Billy Goat curse?
Taco In A Bag

The folks from Taco In A Bag are sick of the Chicago Cubs' losing and their Billy Goat curse, which is enough to make any fan's stomach feel queasy. The team hasn't taken home a World Series championship since 1908, and Billy Sianis, who owns the Billy Goat Taverns, was supposedly barred from attending a Cubs World Series game at Wrigley Field in 1945 because he wanted to bring in his precious goat.

Both Taco in a Bag owners Pat "Deep Dish " Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown are world-renowned competitive eaters and they enlisted a big gun to end the vex. Enter Kobayashi, the world-famous competitive eater that routinely put on shows during the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Cooney Island. On Tuesday, Kobayashi joined fellow competitive eaters L.A. Beast and Notorious B.O.B. to devour a 40-pound roasted goat. Along with Bertoletti and Brown, the five destroyed the goat in 11 minutes and 22 seconds.

Check out the video below. Whether it helps the Cubs' October chances remains to be seen.


Taco In A Bag

4603 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 250-2437 Visit Website

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