Tuesday, September 17, 2013

CFCL Owners of 1996

Starting in front and working our way left around the table:  Eric Lamb [back to picture] (Lambchops), Ken Welsch (Welsch's Flatfeet), Kelly Barone (Six Packs), David Mahlan (David's Copperfields), Dave Holian (David's Ruffins), Rich Bentel (and eventual CFCL Champion Dem Rebels), Matt Bentel (DoorMatts), Paul Zeledon (Da Paul Meisters) [not pictured because he's behind a wall - honestly this is his best side] Dave Goetz (ForGoetzMeNots).

Wait . . .do I hear Kool and the Gang?  "Cel-e-brate Good Times C'Mon!!"  Woo Hoo.  Dem Rebels capture their second CFCL title, finishing ahead of the 2nd place Copperfields by 17 points.  Like Haley's Comet, you had to pay attention because it doesn't come around very often.

In 1996 David and Michelle graciously opened the doors of their Oak Park home to the CFCL.  Nine teams competed - eight returning owners and newbie, Ken Welsch.  Ken replaced the Clark Kents.  I'm pretty sure this is the year that Ken broke out the Bad Boy Dance (video to come soon) and very well may have been the year that Paul almost committed "suicide by cop" when he yelled at Ken to "Wait your turn, boy!" when Ken kept bidding before it was his turn.

Even with this grainy video, you can see differences in the owners in 1996 compared to 2013.  Most noticeably the DoorMatts are sporting a mullet and Dem Rebels actually have hair.

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