A queston about our first day of skiing brings back a great memory from Elyria, Ohio from around 1970. Turns out that this guy shows up at the local Holiday Inn wearing a a beret and driving an MG. Looked thin and athletic, had a French accent. Said he was Jean-Claude Killy. The Holiday Inn put "Welcome Jean-Claude Killy" on its markee. Word spread like wildfire. Two of my buddies who were really connected to the hipster world heard about it. (Alas, I still hear about everything after it happens.) My buddies went down and joined the party, which was pretty out of control. They got totally s***faced, as did everyone else. "Killy" had lady folk all over him. My friends said he was "totally f***in' cool." Of course, he was comped for everything. We were all so impressed. About a year later we read in Sports Illustrated that this was not the real Jean-Claude, but an impersonator who was going to serve a few years in federal prison for an extesnsive "comped" cross country tour where he impersonated the big man himself. Did anyone else out there have this guy grace their town?
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2/27/05 at 5:50pm