Saturday, May 22, 2010
"BIG" BILL MARCUM and EDDIE McCREADIE, 1978
Rogues co-owner Bill Marcum (L) and head coach Eddie McCreadie have a celebratory cigarette in the locker room following the Rogues upset of the Dallas Tornado 3-1 on May 20, 1978. It was the Rogues franchise's first win following nine straight losses. There were only a little more than 8,000 fans at the Liberty Bowl but I remember that everyone was excited and hoping that this could be THE night. After the first few minutes it was obvious that the Rogues were running all over Dallas. Even the Tornado's late goal to spoil the shut-out did little to dampen everyone's excitement. After the game the team did their first victory lap, applauding the fans, and hoisting head coach Eddie McCreadie up on their shoulders. It was a great night but a better one was just a few days away!