Friday, November 29, 2013

CFCL Owners of 1988

Not Pictured [from left]: Kelly Barone (Six Packs), Ken Visnack (Aces to Win), David Mahlan (and eventual CFCL Champion David's Copperfields), Rich Bentel (Dem Rebels), Pat McGuire (McGuire's Picks), Roy Garlisch (Davies' Crocketts), Bob Monroe (Bald Eagles), Dave Holian (David's Ruffins).

1988 saw some interesting things.  First off, we had two new owners.  Kelly Barone (Six Packs) joined the league having met the Copperfields on the UIC campus.  Pat McGuire also joined.  Pat was a co-worker of Rich's at the local bank.  It was a couple of pretty good additions as Pat would be part of the CFCL for five seasons and Kelly would be around for sixteen.

One franchise stayed around but the ownership changed a bit.  Davies' Crocketts joined in 1987 but in 1988 Roy Garlisch took over as owner.  I don't remember much about Garlisch or the Crockett franchise, but I think Roy was a co-worker of the Bald Eagles.

1988 also saw the first three-peat as the Copperfields won for the third time in a row (and third time overall).  It didn't come easy though, as the Bald Eagles did everything they could to overtake the Copperfields.  They ended up just one point short (73-72).

Since David and I were still a couple of starving college kids, we hadn't moved out yet and the draft was held at David's parents home in Oak Park on Sunday, April 10th at 1pm.

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