Club Pop House - Beloit, WI - 1941-1973
Preserving the memory! (Copyright Joe J. Accardi, 2005-2013)

October 2022
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Happy New Year!
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe @ 8:13 am

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!  I’m pleased to announce that the book, Beloit’s Club Pop House will be published in May 2008 by Arcadia Publishing.  I plan to continue the blog and will be posting odds and ends that didn’t make it into the final version.  So please continue to comment as more postings will follow.  Thanks for your participation and contributions.

In the meantime, here’s a question that needs a quick response:  In the 1971 Pop House softball league, there was a team named the WAFS.  What does WAFS stand for?

Anxiously awaitng the book… or the annoucement of a Chili Queen.  I forget which.
(Courtesy of the Pop House collection)

Recognize anyone in the above picture?


6 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Jim Hanson Says:
    Hi Joe, I love reading this stuff. It means ” We Ain’t For Shit.”  Fitz told me this years ago.
  2. Joe Says:
    Hi Jim, How are you doing? I figured it would be something like that. Kevin Schmale told me that TOTTS meant “Ten of the Toughest Shits.” Apparently some very creative minds at work back then! Thanks.
  3. Robert "Mike" Aldrich Says:
    Awesome Website. I hung out at the Pop House from 1954 to 1964 and actually worked there from 1958 to 1964. I played basketball with the “Washington Generals” against one of the subsets of the Harlem Globetrotters that George’s brother Vince organized. Somewhere in my house I have my Pop House membership cards. What a memory trip. Please make sure I get on the list for the Pop House book. Thanks. — Mike
  4. Joe Says:
    Thanks for the compliment. I’ll keep you posted.
  5. Jerry Koopman Says:
    Just recognized the guy second from right in the back standing. It is Tom “Tweed” Collins. This must be around 1957.
  6. Bob Staack Says:
    I was the manager of the 1967 WAFS. It stood for “Wheaties Ain’t For Shit”. We were league champions that summer. It really pissed George off because we had a left-handed second baseman (Craig Ehile) and we beat his team (The Grillmen) for the championship