All we know about the Philadelphia Fever is what we learned from Wikipedia. And from watching this clip we stumbled upon on YouTube this morning featuring none other than Harry Kalas calling their first ever game way back in 1978. They apparently only lasted until 1982, according to their Wiki entry.
The video was uploaded by user "soccermavn" and includes this description:
The first nine minutes of the Philadelphia Fever's first-ever match, in
Cincinnati. This was only the third in Major Indoor Soccer League
The Fever was made up mostly of players from
Philadelphia's United League, including ex-Philadelphia Atoms Bobby
Ludwig, Lew Meehl, and Skip Roderick. Also on the team was Cliff
Simmons of Sicklerville, NJ, and goalkeeper Woody Hartman (Temple).
Rounding out the team were two ex-New York Cosmos, Joey Fink and Freg
The play-by-play in this match is by none other than
baseball Hall of Fame announcer Harry Kalas, the long-time Phillies
Read the rest here.
And if you listen, it sounds like Harry hasn't chewed on too many stogies yet back in those days.