From baseball, golf, and tennis to bocce ball, blackjack, and Scrabble, these games demonstrate the good and bad facets of the human competitive spirit. A golfing womanizer takes Curse?
A golfing womanizer takes the old adage, "so much fun to be had, and so little time" just a bit too much to heart; a woman comes up with a system for betting at the racetrack-and wins every time; a pair of adult brothers revert to childish competition to prove themselves; a woman searches for Mr. Right on a "Scrabble date;" and the wily owner of the Cubs uses an infamous curse in order to transform his team into a money-making franchise.
Human foibles are laid bare in this entertaining collection, which brings both a male and a female perspective to the humor and irony inherent in the ways we compete. Get A Copy.
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In , a year before his death, Sianis said he felt better about it all and so lifted the curse…but the goat was not satisfied. In , the goat Socrates — a descendant of Murphy, along with Sam Sianis — a nephew of William, were escorted to Wrigley in a white limousine and walked down a red carpet towards Wrigley Field, but was again denied entrance.
The Cubs are now walking into the World Series for the first time since For safe measure, should a goat be given a seat at Wrigley Field…just to be safe? We think so.
Give the goat a seat! No luck.
Whatever happened to Cubs fan Steve Bartman? When the Cubs lost the series to the Tigers, Sianis sent Wrigley a telegram. The Cubs were never the same again.
Payments: Special financing available. Sort order. There Ain't No Stinking Chicago Cub Curse and Other Stories about Sports and Gamesmanship is a humorous and thought-provoking collection of eleven short stories about the games people play. Since there was no signs or warnings that barred animals from the park, Sianis figured he would have no problem bringing Murphy to the park. Here are some interesting questions we've answered:.
Over the years, ghoulish pranksters left dead goats at the stadium. They became known as the "Lovable Losers.
Don't do anything till I get back. Last year, the Cubs won 97 games. The Cubs led