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01-22-2011, 07:48 PM
:birthday: Myron.....


Lets win this one for Myron...double yoi!

01-22-2011, 07:53 PM
Happy Birthday to Myron! A man who was one of a kind in his industry and dedicated his time to raising awareness for autism in the Pittsburgh area. Means allot to me, since I have an autistic brother, that he gave the rights to The Terrible Towel to the Allegheny Valley School in Pennsylvania, to help assist funding for that school to continue helping those who suffer from different levels of retardation & physical disabilities. Lets win this one for Myron!!!! :tt05:

stlrz fan
01-22-2011, 08:29 PM
Gone but Never forgotten!!

Fire Arians
01-22-2011, 08:30 PM

01-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Gone but Never forgotten!!

his 3 minutes stints, done on WTAE-4 the Saturday nights before Steeler games in the 1970's, are classic

01-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Happy Birthday Old Friend!

01-22-2011, 09:31 PM
This always gives me chills. Myron is a legend.


Another great one for those who never got to hear his commentary.

"The Bus leaves cleat marks all over his spine!"

And my favorite: "I am the world's greatest authority on Fu." :sofunny: Classic.


01-22-2011, 09:42 PM
I used to turn the volume on the TV down and put the radio on during games and listen to Cope instead of listening to the NFL announcers. I really miss him.

Here's one my favorite videos. Not a tribute to Cope, per se, but you get the point ...


01-22-2011, 09:49 PM
Here's his obituary that aired on WTAE-TV.


tony hipchest
01-22-2011, 10:27 PM
This always gives me chills. Myron is a legend.



they really need to play this tomorrow at halftime on th jumbotron or during a 4th quarter television timeout to fire up the crowd.

01-23-2011, 04:29 AM
I never got to hear him call a game. I feel depressed.

01-23-2011, 04:35 AM
I never got to hear him call a game. I feel depressed.

Neither did I.

Here. Have a Terrible Towel. :tt03:

01-23-2011, 05:18 AM
Happy Birthday my friend. My life would not have been as enjoyable without you.

01-23-2011, 05:34 AM
We have to win this game for him. God bless that man's soul.

Happy Birthday Myron, enjoy the game.


01-23-2011, 05:41 AM

Here's a toast to Myron! Let's all toast to him tonight at 6:00 pm!
:drink: :toast: :cheers: :tt05:

01-23-2011, 07:40 AM
That would be awesome Tony........It would send chills down everyones spine! :tt03:

01-23-2011, 07:42 AM
YOI! This one's for Myron!

01-23-2011, 08:21 AM
Can't imagine a better way for the Steelers to celebrate Myron's birthday than with a victory over the Jets!

May the spirit of Myron emanate from every Terrible Towel at Heinz Field tonight.... Double Yoi!


01-23-2011, 08:28 AM
I wish I got to hear Myron call at least one game, such an animated personality....

01-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Happy Birthday to the dear Cope
Sunday, January 23, 2011 12:01 AM
Written by Dan Gigler

"Yoi! I'm gonna make 'em an offer they can't refuse, mmm-hah!" ... Spotted Saturday in the window of Commonwealth Press, South Side.

As has been widely noted this week, by seemingly every single Steelers fan with a Facebook page, today would've been the late, great Myron Cope's 82nd birthday.

It's hard not to take this as a good omen for the Steelers. A gift of the cosmos that they would be playing for a chance to advance to the Super Bowl on the birthday of the iconic, adored broadcaster with the funny voice, the gentleman and the jester, an embodiment of Pittsburgh, and the creator of the team's ultimate good luck charm and vexer of opponents: the often imitated, but never duplicated Terrible Towel.

Probably the single most recognizable, ubiquitous and synonymous symbol of not only the Steelers, but the City of Pittsburgh as well, the Terrible Towel has done a lot of good, for a lot of people, and Cope and his legacy lives on every time one is waved.

But consider this: The Steelers last played on Cope's birthday in 2005. It was the AFC Championship against New England at Heinz Field. And you know what happened on that frigid day. But what no one knew at the time, was that it would end up being Myron's last broadcast for the Steelers. He retired a few months later.

So, Myron Cope's last broadcast for the Steelers was a loss.

In the AFC Championship game.

At home.

On his birthday.

Feh! As the dear Cope would say.

You know this isn't sitting well with him in the afterlife.

Somebody with some real pull owes Myron one, and you can bet Cope has his (or her) ear.

So, it's easy to imagine him behind the Pearly Gates, sidling up to St. Peter with a smoke, a toddy, and of course, his Terrible Towel in tow, saying "Pete, we got this today, you betcha."

Some Myron memories:
(See article link for the URLs - mesa)
* Chico Harlan's excellent Myron Cope takeout, the last major piece written on the man.

* Robert Dvorchak's paean to Cope upon his retirement

* Bob Smizik's column from Cope's retirement press conference
* Myron's in-game retirement celebration, by Bob Dvorchak
* Gene Collier's obit of Cope
* Cope's own epitaph? Creator of Towel dead.
* Double Joy: Myron Cope and the Pittsburgh Sound

* Myron's favorite Three Rivers Stadium memories.
* Cope on the 30th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception.
* Smizik on Cope's first book, about him as a great (written) wordsmith.

01-23-2011, 08:44 AM
:drink: :tt04: :tt02:

01-23-2011, 11:27 AM

01-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Happy bday myron, this wins gonna be for you!!


01-23-2011, 11:40 AM
Happy Birthday Myron!!!! We all know you'll be at the game in spirit:tt04::tt02::tt::birthday: Double Yoi!!

01-23-2011, 02:08 PM
Bump for good karma. :sofunny:


01-23-2011, 02:11 PM
If the Steelers are down late in the game, they should play a clip of Myron Copeto get everyone fired up