ESKS.com asked Eskimo fans to tell us about their Greatest Eskimo Memory. Today we feature Loranne Scholey, who became an Eskimo fan back in the five-in-a-row days.
Loranne met Eskimos, like Pete Lavorato, from the five-in-a-row teams.
I have lots of favorite moments as a Eskimos fan but this one is my favorite. My dad worked for Edmonton Transit and used to take me on his game day charters. The game I remember the most was the Western final in 1982. My dad had to leave after the third quarter and go back to his bus. I asked him if I could stay and to watch the rest of the game. He let me and it was one of the greatest games I ever witnessed. Not only did we win the game, but Eskimos allowed the fans to go onto the field after the game. I got to hit Warren Moon on the shoulders and congratulate him on a great game. I didn’t realized it then, but I got to see the greatest team in the history of the CFL win the Western final and go on to win their 5th Grey Cup in a row. I am so glad my dad let me stay to watch that game.
Loranne has a large collection of autographed cards, including this one from Willie Pless.
The following season my siblings and I started to go to Eskimo practice and got to know the players from that five-in-a-row team. We are still friends with many of those players today and of the teams to follow.