Goons R Us

In 1974, Sinatra was sitting in a New York City bar with journalist/novelist Pete Hamill and a crew of young goons that the writer later described as, “the junior varsity of the mob.” They were all watching a Jets game and when the commercial came on, Frank looked at the young gangsters and said, “Jesus, there’s about forty-three indictments right at the bar.” His friend Pat Henry looked at Sinatra and added, “Present company excluded.” They all laughed.