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mesaSteeler
01-19-2009, 04:37 PM
Steelers fans refuse to wave the white towel
Posted: January 19, 2009, 3:00 PM by Sarah Millar
Football, NFL
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/01/19/steelers-fans-to-wave-the-white-flag-instead.aspx

(Photo: The Steelers refused to wave the league's new "Trophy Towel" against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, opting to stick with the tried and true, yellow Terrible Towel. Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are upset at the NFL's decision to introduce what they call "Trophy Towels" in a city where the Steelers fans already have the gold-coloured Terrible Towel that they've used to rally their team for over 30 years.

The league-approved towel was introduced at Sunday night's AFC and NFC Championship games. Cardinals' fans could be seen waving the white towels after Arizona won the NFC on Sunday afternoon. Steelers fans were seen waving nothing but their trademark yellow towels after their win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Pittsburgh fans are a little miffed about the whole thing. Bill Hillgrove has a particular problem with the new towels because he knew Myron Cope, the Steelers radio commentator who invented the Terrible Towel and who died 11 months ago.

"I think he would be insulted. It's a shame," Hillgrove told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The towel had magic with Myron, and it's become a symbol of the Steeler Nation. Fans know their money is going to charity, and now this one is being sold for profit. I have an ethical problem with that.

"Like all the other towels that have surfaced out there, it's a cheap imitation," he added. "I think it's a dumb idea. It's a ripoff. A copycat."

Critics argue the new white towel has numerous problems. The first? At 24 inches by 48 inches, it's just too big to wave properly. The second? It retails for about US$24.99, three times more than the $6 cost of the Terrible Towel (and, as mentioned, proceeds from the Terrible Towel's sales goes to charity).

The NFL maintains it is not trying in anyway to replace the Terrible Towel with the Trophy Towel.

"We're well aware of Steeler history," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "We think it will add to the celebration and give fans another way of sharing in their team's accomplishments. We'll test it out."

Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke told the Post-Gazette the new towel comes down to the bottom line for the NFL.

"In this economy, anything to make money, right? It's a money-making scheme," he said.

"People aren't going to wave this towel. It's too big to wave."

jjpro11
01-19-2009, 04:39 PM
can someone at least post a picture of the thing? i still havent seen it yet and would at least like to see what the ripoff looks like.

Polamalu43
01-19-2009, 04:39 PM
Exactly we don't need ten cheap white towels man, we already got our TT.. Whenever i see other fans waiving towels, i just sit back and smile and say " They sure wish they were TT"

NEPAsteeler
01-19-2009, 04:46 PM
I love how most teams only have towels doing the playoffs and we proudly wave our Terrible Towel all year long. Losers. :flap:

Anways, Super Bowl, here we come! Can't wait to see those yellow towels waving in Tampa. :tt03:

Polamalu43
01-19-2009, 04:47 PM
We taking over tampa fellas believe that!!

quadruple yoi
01-19-2009, 05:05 PM
can someone at least post a picture of the thing? i still havent seen it yet and would at least like to see what the ripoff looks like.

here ya go........

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/squirtnmyload/lrg-2582-mrsb.jpg

TeeJay
01-19-2009, 05:06 PM
Pittsburgh fans are a little miffed about the whole thing. Bill Hillgrove has a particular problem with the new towels because he knew Myron Cope, the Steelers radio commentator who invented the Terrible Towel and who died 11 months ago.

"I think he would be insulted. It's a shame," Hillgrove told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The towel had magic with Myron, and it's become a symbol of the Steeler Nation. Fans know their money is going to charity, and now this one is being sold for profit. I have an ethical problem with that.

"Like all the other towels that have surfaced out there, it's a cheap imitation," he added. "I think it's a dumb idea. It's a ripoff. A copycat."




What Bill said

TeeJay
01-19-2009, 05:08 PM
here ya go........

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/squirtnmyload/lrg-2582-mrsb.jpg

That ain't no Towel, that's a freaking duvet cover!!

Twirl that and you'll have someone's eye out!!

beSteelmyheart
01-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Waving a white towel also stinks of surrender & surrender is not in our creed!:tt03:

lilyoder6
01-19-2009, 05:13 PM
thats more like a beach towel or something.. that is pathetic

stlrtruck
01-19-2009, 05:13 PM
http://www.nflshop.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=trophy%20towel&origkw=Trophy%20towel&sr=1

There's the towels. It definitely isn't terrible and I woudn't be caught dead with one.

GutterflowerSteel
01-19-2009, 05:13 PM
A bath towel - they're trying to get people to wave a freakin' bath towel?? How lame is that? lol I could take it to the beach and catch some rays! :laughing:

steelreserve
01-19-2009, 05:17 PM
That looks pretty stupid. Too big to wave, and too small to dry yourself off with.

Actually, it's probably big enough to dry yourself off with, but just small enough that it's annoying and you can't wrap it around your waist very well.

SteelTalons
01-19-2009, 05:20 PM
A 25dollar bath towel? No thanks.

NEPAsteeler
01-19-2009, 05:21 PM
They actually expect people to wave those around? :noidea:

TeeJay
01-19-2009, 05:24 PM
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/squirtnmyload/lrg-2582-mrsb.jpg


Goodell, and all your cronies..............

Just what the f**k were you thinking?

You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found most wanting!

nojobny
01-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Hopefully sales of the Steelers version will be so abysmal they'll stop selling them after this season.

zsheik22
01-19-2009, 05:46 PM
LOL!!!!


That is the WORST thing i've ever seen!

jjpro11
01-19-2009, 06:22 PM
wtf are people supposed to do with them? these will die out fast.

hindes204
01-19-2009, 06:29 PM
i can wipe my a$$ with that towel, that seems like good use for it

beSteelmyheart
01-19-2009, 06:31 PM
wtf are people supposed to do with them? these will die out fast.

Even if they were a good size to frame for the wall in a Steelers room, they are still the wrong color. Let the Cardinals side buy up that kind of thing, I won't touch it with my money. They should have known better than to try to sell that to us. Idiots.

CPanther95
01-19-2009, 06:36 PM
Sell them to the French.

shevdog
01-19-2009, 08:06 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers never surrender! Our golden terrible towel is a towel of gridiron war!

SteelersMongol
01-19-2009, 08:41 PM
We're not d*mn French. We don't need 2 B twirling white towels or flags or handkerchiefs like if we were surrendering. B

westcoastransplant
01-19-2009, 08:47 PM
I'll stick to the original thank you. The Cardnal one might make a good dart board. I hope the NFL doesn't sell a single white Steeler towel. Any Steelers fan who buys one should be suspect.

STEEL-MAN
01-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Surprized it doesn't say" in Goodell we trust" Lame oh so lame!

Godfather
01-19-2009, 09:03 PM
The Trophy Towel is terrible, not Terrible.

kmsteelerwr15
01-19-2009, 10:48 PM
Steelers fans refuse to wave the white towel
Posted: January 19, 2009, 3:00 PM by Sarah Millar
Football, NFL
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/01/19/steelers-fans-to-wave-the-white-flag-instead.aspx

(Photo: The Steelers refused to wave the league's new "Trophy Towel" against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, opting to stick with the tried and true, yellow Terrible Towel. Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are upset at the NFL's decision to introduce what they call "Trophy Towels" in a city where the Steelers fans already have the gold-coloured Terrible Towel that they've used to rally their team for over 30 years.

The league-approved towel was introduced at Sunday night's AFC and NFC Championship games. Cardinals' fans could be seen waving the white towels after Arizona won the NFC on Sunday afternoon. Steelers fans were seen waving nothing but their trademark yellow towels after their win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Pittsburgh fans are a little miffed about the whole thing. Bill Hillgrove has a particular problem with the new towels because he knew Myron Cope, the Steelers radio commentator who invented the Terrible Towel and who died 11 months ago.

"I think he would be insulted. It's a shame," Hillgrove told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The towel had magic with Myron, and it's become a symbol of the Steeler Nation. Fans know their money is going to charity, and now this one is being sold for profit. I have an ethical problem with that.

"Like all the other towels that have surfaced out there, it's a cheap imitation," he added. "I think it's a dumb idea. It's a ripoff. A copycat."

Critics argue the new white towel has numerous problems. The first? At 24 inches by 48 inches, it's just too big to wave properly. The second? It retails for about US$24.99, three times more than the $6 cost of the Terrible Towel (and, as mentioned, proceeds from the Terrible Towel's sales goes to charity).

The NFL maintains it is not trying in anyway to replace the Terrible Towel with the Trophy Towel.

"We're well aware of Steeler history," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "We think it will add to the celebration and give fans another way of sharing in their team's accomplishments. We'll test it out."

Steelers defensive lineman Chris Hoke told the Post-Gazette the new towel comes down to the bottom line for the NFL.

"In this economy, anything to make money, right? It's a money-making scheme," he said.

"People aren't going to wave this towel. It's too big to wave."



first off i want her to check her math skills, last time i checked 6x3=18 and 6x4=24 :flap:


but seriously this is the dumbest thing the league could think of, is this there way of eliminating the TT from the Super Bowl? Well i hate to tell you Mr. Goodell, but it aint gonna happen and it never will. The Terrible Towel will live FOREVER!!!!!!!! :tt02:

JackHammer
01-20-2009, 12:32 AM
Man, that really pi$$es me off :mad: Hillgrove pretty much sums up my opinion on the whole thing. On top of that, how stupid are they to try selling them in Pittsburgh? There's only one real thing: :tt02: :tt02: :tt03: :tt03: :tt: :tt:

augustashark
01-20-2009, 01:34 AM
I was'nt an english major, but is'nt it stupid to have the towel say "AFC conference" I mean what the hell does AFC stand for? Well done Goodell, you moron.

steelers7807
01-20-2009, 06:27 AM
I went down and bought the hat & shirt but didn't see them displaying this thing at the stand I went to. Did they try to sell these at the game?

wvsportsman
01-20-2009, 09:37 AM
They look as bad as shit on a white mule!!

devilsdancefloor
01-20-2009, 09:57 AM
i personally think they do not want another detriot 50,000 terrible towels being waved!!! so they are trying to give the other team the appearance of having lots of folks there! But it is gonna back fire we have a flag of steeler nation keep your sorry arse imitation away from us!!:tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03:

HERE WE GO STELERS HERE WE GO!!

stlrz fan
01-20-2009, 10:57 AM
My favorite TT is 22 years old and trashed. I wonder what the life expectancy of one of those stupid rags will be.

the_king_from_leon
01-20-2009, 11:04 AM
Thats a Beach towel! What an NFL screw up!

stlrtruck
01-20-2009, 11:36 AM
i personally think they do not want another detriot 50,000 terrible towels being waved!!! so they are trying to give the other team the appearance of having lots of folks there! But it is gonna back fire we have a flag of steeler nation keep your sorry arse imitation away from us!!:tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03:

HERE WE GO STELERS HERE WE GO!!

Let the NFL shite in one hand and want in the other and see which one fills up first!!

Tampa is STEELERS COUNTRY!!!! That stadium will be 3/4 Steelers fans.

section514
01-20-2009, 12:00 PM
plus, its white, it will stain, my terrible towel has soaked up beer, tears, and whatever is lying on the ground if I drop it. and it is still yellow! and it hasn't been washed, and its 15 years old.

section514
01-20-2009, 12:04 PM
http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5619609reg.jpg

SteelersMongol
01-20-2009, 08:02 PM
http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5619609reg.jpg

Hmm. Looks not that bad 4 a souvenir. But I wouldn't wave it around.

Mags87
01-20-2009, 11:04 PM
http://nfl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p5619609reg.jpg

hmm, somehow having something that says we are the "American Football Conference Conference Champs" doesnt appeal to me, especially when i have something better :tt03::tt03::tt03:

nojobny
01-29-2009, 09:15 AM
Well that didn't take long.

The Steelers version of this POS is already 50% off. Hopefully they'll get rid of it soon. Even funnier are the reviews of the product. They're all negative except for on which I think is probably someone from the NFL corporate office.

http://www.nflshop.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3448127&cp=3445899#showReviews

LukesDad88
01-29-2009, 09:52 AM
I love how most teams only have towels doing the playoffs and we proudly wave our Terrible Towel all year long. Losers. :flap:

Anways, Super Bowl, here we come! Can't wait to see those yellow towels waving in Tampa. :tt03:

The Terrible Towel is ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE BROUGHT OUT FOR PLAYOFFS!

From Myron, himself:

http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/2713/towel.html

Last year Pittsburgh again earned home-field
advantage for the playoffs. That dictated the Terrible
Towel's resurrection, its use being reserved exclusively
for post-season games.

vasteeler
01-29-2009, 10:22 AM
here ya go........

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/squirtnmyload/lrg-2582-mrsb.jpg

hey look its Al Davis in a wig

7SteelGal43
01-29-2009, 10:43 AM
Steelers fans refuse to wave the white towel
Posted: January 19, 2009, 3:00 PM by Sarah Millar
Football, NFL
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/postedsports/archive/2009/01/19/steelers-fans-to-wave-the-white-flag-instead.aspx

(Photo: The Steelers refused to wave the league's new "Trophy Towel" against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, opting to stick with the tried and true, yellow Terrible Towel. Al Bello/Getty Images)

DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PGH_Futbol
01-29-2009, 11:40 AM
The NFL's Toilet Towel is not the first copycat of the Terrible Towel.

Other notable and equally useful for picking up cat turds, wiping off road grime, and blowing your nose into:

Homer Hanky. Minnesota Twins. Started in 1987.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/46/2006_homer_hanky.jpg

Marlin Rag. Florida Marlins. Unknown Origin
http://www.showyourlogo.com/sporting-goods/rally-towels.jpg

Nationals Dish Towel. Washington Nationals. Started in 2008
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/04/02/PH2008040202471.jpg

Purple Pride Towel. Minnesota Vikings. Unkown Origins
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/images/purple%2520pride%2520towel.jpg

William Wallace Tartan (draped over shoulder). Scottish Warriors. Late 13th Century
http://www.executedtoday.com/images/Mel_Gibson_Braveheart.jpg

CargoJon
01-29-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm shocked that HIllgrove hasn't been fined by the NFL yet for his comments.

CPanther95
01-29-2009, 11:50 AM
Every game is a playoff game in Pittsburgh.

memphissteelergirl
01-29-2009, 11:57 AM
Note to NFL Marketing Team: You guys stink! :coffee:

Hines4ever
01-29-2009, 02:34 PM
here ya go........

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k265/squirtnmyload/lrg-2582-mrsb.jpg

Is she going to wave that obnoxious thing or wrap herself in it and take a sauna?????:noidea::chuckle:

stlrz fan
01-29-2009, 02:37 PM
WHere does she end and the towel start?

43Hitman
01-29-2009, 02:48 PM
As far as I am concerned Goodell can wipe his a$$ with that cheap imitation. If I'm gonna buy a towel it will only be the TERRIBLE TOWEL.

Preacher
01-29-2009, 03:28 PM
Look who's talking **** about the Steelers:
l (http://talkshitabout.com/talk/426/The-Pittsburgh-Steelers-Are-Pussies.html)


ENOUGH WITH THE SPAM