The earleville merchants-of-cool joined the ESFFL in 2002. They celebrated their 20th ESFFL Season in 2021 with their first Johnson Cup Playoff berth since 2016 and their first Johnson Cup Playoff win since 2015. The merchants experienced their greatest success in 2005 when they finished the season with a division title and made an unlikely run post-season run. That Johnson Cup Playoff run included a win via tie-breaker in the semifinals. In the following weeks the merchants-of-cool upset the favored mason-dixon chicks to win their first and only to-date ESFFL Championship. The following year, merchants-of-cool owner, Larry Clifton, invited his son, Jacob to join the league. Jacob’s team, originally known as the earleville destroyers, and now known as the hubcity redraiders, have competed in the league ever since. The merchants-of-cool have had the upper hand in their rivalry with the redraiders with 8 of the 11 head-to-head match-ups in the All-Time Series going to the father. For the 2022 season, the merchants-of-cool will look to build upon that success and their success from of last season in the hopes of capturing their second ESFFL Title.
(capsule last updated on 24-Feb-2022)
|Years Active:||2002 to Present|
|All-Time Record (through 2021):||155-137-5|
|Championships Won:||1 (2005)|
|Fantasy Bowl Appearances:||1|
|Johnson Cup Playoff Appearances:||10|