Yes, there's that goat, but that's not all. One of ESPN's own has been at six potential NLCS clinches and never seen Chicago win. That ends Saturday.
In Game 6 of the NLCS, it's the best pitcher on the planet vs. 2016's team of destiny in an elimination game. This is the payoff, this is why we watch.
Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer
Northwestern's stunning offensive turnaround continues, as the Wildcats have put two quick touchdowns on the board against Indiana. Pat Fitzgerald's team scored 92 points combined in back-to-back road games at Iowa and Michigan State. The wide receivers are catching everything and the offensive line has come together after a shaky start to the season. Wildcats still could be a factor in Big Ten West.
Will Notre Dame make a bowl game?
ESPN's FPI favors the 2-5 Irish in just two more games. They would have to win four of their final five games to become bowl eligible.
Jim Witalka ESPN Producer
The bases are now in place at Wrigley some 9 hours before first pitch.
Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem in Game 2, but Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo almost took him deep. Their matchup in Game 6 could highlight the tiny margins between being and beating the best.
Jim Witalka ESPN Producer
Much colder than it looks at Wrigley Field. Probably a 40 degree drop in temperature from game 5 to game 6 of NLCS
The Cubs have been here before, in 1984 and 2003. With the world watching, can Joe MaddonÃ¢
With the Cubs a win away from the World Series, some Section 416 fans feel confident in a clinching celebration -- while others are clenching their jaws in anxiety about yet another failure.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Good morning from the corner of Addison and Clark in Chicago. People are already at the ballpark hours before tonight's Game 6 of the NLCS.
The Cubs were baseball's best team with 103 regular-season wins, but just two teams with the outright best record in MLB's wild-card era have won it all. Why does record mean nothing in October?
Will Clayton Kershaw be as dominant in Wrigley Field as he was in Game 2, or will the Cubs advance with a win behind Kyle Hendricks? Setting up Game 6 of the NLCS.
In NLCS Game 6, the Cubs will go to the closest thing to Greg Maddux since, well, Greg Maddux. What does the Hall of Famer think of Chicago's starter?
Jason Heyward's struggles at the plate haven't cost the Cubs yet this postseason, but they could soon. And that's reason enough for a change.
Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Blackhawks Friday.
Call off search; Cubs' bats are back
Chicago's offense struggled in Games 1-3 of the NLCS, but found its rhythm in Games 4 and 5.
Breaking down the postseason so far
Are managers relying too much on their bullpens? Should they expect more from their starters? And could the Cubs beat the Indians in the World Series? Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborksi discuss. MLB Roundtable (Insider)
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Game 6 of the NLCS is Saturday night in Chicago. If the Cubs win, the celebration will be 'slightly' more boisterous as they would advance to their first World Series since 1945.