Somewhere along the line someone (I believe it was Jon Atkins) nicknamed the group of guys I run with "The Rat Pack". We all came to know each other through the API Poker league and over time have forged solid friendships.
Most of us are too young too know who made up the original pack so here is a short history lesson from Wikipedia:
"The Rat Pack is the nickname given to a group of popular entertainers most active between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s. Its most famous line-up featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, who appeared together in films and on stage in the early-1960s. Despite its reputation as a masculine group, the Rat Pack did have female participants, including movie icons Shirley MacLaine, Lauren Bacall, and Judy Garland."
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The API Rat Pack is Mike Perry, Mike Spencer, Eric Meadows, Dale DaCruz, Jerry Donovan, and sometimes Jon Atkins.