|Sad Commentary: What happened after the mill
By Dickie Dunn
To see the boarded up windows, the cracked
pavement and the rusting steel was to see
a travesty of justice from the past. It's
been twenty-five years since the mill closed
and forced the Chiefs to pack they're bags and head
south to a more lucrative market. This old
writer has been reflecting about the glory
days of the late 70s. Ah yes, back when the
Chiefs stood atop the Federal League and
scared the bejeezus out of everyone along
Remember the time back in Hyannisport when
the Hansons stormed the crowd? When Dave
"Killer" Carlson inducted himself
into the hockey pugilist hall of fame that
memorable night against lard ass Barclay
Donaldson and his cast of clowns? How about
the time when Reg and Long Island Duck Tommy
Hanrahan went into fisticuff OT in the penalty
box? And no one worth their weight in Downy
could forget the 1977 Championship when the
Chiefs outmuscled the Syracuse Bulldogs to
take the title.
With such great memories, the right thing
to do was to track down some of the boys
from memories past and see if they were able
to continue to clobber the next guy in their
Reg Dunlop: Once his "Ya gotta twist
with 'em" philosophy took off, he became
a world famous lecturer and infomercial entrepeneur.
His trademark brown pleather suit has become
Joe McGrath: Founded "Joey's Intimates"
apparel that's carried in Howard Mellon's
Short and Fat stores.
Ned Braden: Retired comfortably after suing
a company called Puppy Heaven (whose owner
was never identified) for printing an unauthorized
poster of his post championship game exuberance.
Dave Carlson: Under the "Killah D"
nom de plume, he's become a multi-platinum
recording star of quasi-philosophical rap
Denis Lemieux: Ownsa the "My Hallergy
To Those Fans" oscillating air purifier
Johnny Upton: Vice President of Marketing
for the "Great Ideas Of The World"
Morris Wanchuk: After a failed porn career
that sent him spiraling into depression,
he has now recovered and is the costume designer
for the touring Ice Stravaganza skating company.
He has become well known for his skimpy outfits
lacking the traditional feathers.
Billy Charlesbois: After four life-altering
stitches over his eyes, he went underground,
surfacing only for weekly therapy sessions.
He unsuccessfully sued the producers of the
TV show "Beauty and the Beast".
He claimed it was based on his post-hockey
Jean Guy Drouin: World record holder for
not having gone to the bathroom since February
Jeff, Steve and Jack Hanson: Designed a series
of 3D video games so violent, the US Governement
ordered an embargo. Naturally, this notoriety
just increased the fervor for the games so
much, the Hansons not only made billions,
but lifted them to a mythical level within
the folk hero pantheon. Then sadly, after
a many year absence from the spotlight, they
decided to release a new game entitled "Britney
Spears: The Arachnid Killer", thus ruining
their legacy to make a quick buck. Sadly,
fans have not forgiven them to this day.
Stay tuned for the next
some of the Chiefs archrivals
And of course if you're
wondering what I've
been doing all these years,
well, I'm just
still trying to capture
the spirit of the
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