Now that the Cubs have broken the curse, what happens to the goat?

A few weeks ago, I was going to the United Center for a Chicago Blackhawks game. My pre-game ritual is to stop at the Billy Goat Tavern for a cheeseburger, also known as a cheezborger for people familiar with the old Saturday Night Live skit.

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As I was eating my tasty meal, I looked up and saw the stuffed goat in the corner. I have seen the goat many times, but this time it was different. The Cubs won the World Series. The curse of the goat was broken.

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The Cubs kicked off the 2017 yesterday and I couldn't help but think, what happens to the goat now. After years of being a major part of Cub fan's lives, it is now over.

Will it be brought up in fan's conversations anymore? Will we see stories on Social Media about it? Will fans still wear their anti-goat shirts?

I think with this opportunity, the goat should be retired. When a great player retires, teams will retire their number, and hang up a special banner at the stadium. This would be a great idea for Billy Goat Tavern. At each location they can hang a banner that reads, "The Goat Curse 1945-2016." Maybe they could even hang one up at Wrigley Field.

The goat curse has been such a big part of Chicago Cubs history, a little closure might be nice.


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