Got a personal email asking about the legendary Red Sails teams. Red Sails was a motel/campground/billiard center on Lake Onalaska, just north of La Crosse, WI.
It was the center of pool action in La Crosse in the '80s and sponsored many successful teams. We won one national title, two state titles, and countless other team and singles events. Our team for the '86-'87 season may have been the best: Russ "Whitey" Lee, Louie Lemke, Billy Steele, Bobby Schultz, Jay Gleason and myself. We were known as "the vegetarians", and only one team member drank alcohol at that time. Louie and Billy are no longer with us; if they were, I'd put this team up against any league team you can name.
Jimmy Scrima played on my '92 Rockville "Breakers" team that took 3rd at the BCA nationals, and we also had Ed Kiess, Greg Pappas, the late Doug Sharp and myself. Among other great players I was fortunate enough to team up with were Mike Haggerty, Timmy Stellpflug, Lenny Jaszewski and Pat O'Neill.