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Old 01-16-2009, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default The mystical, magical, incredible KARMA of the Terrible Towel!!!

Hi all... I don't know if this is true, and I don't think that Snopes.com covers things like this, but this was sent to me by another member of the "steeler faithful" who is not part of this forum... Check it out...KARMA STINKS!!!

If this has been posted before, I apologize... didn't see it during a search...

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Members of the Steeler Nation know all too well the story of the Terrible Towel. It was a brainchild of beloved and dearly departed Myron Cope during the Noll Dynasty. The magic of th e towel lasted beyond the retirement of Chuck Noll, maintained its staying power throughout the entire Cowher age, and is still going strong in the early years of the Tomlin era.

The towels are manufactured in Wisconsin by Chippewa River Industries. Proceeds from the sale of the towels benefit Chippewa, which employs the mentally disabled, and helps to pay for their care. Myron Cope also collected royalties and donated all of them to the Allegheny Valley School, a special needs place where his autistic son is a resident. Before he died, Cope bequeathed the Towel rights to the school, ensuring proper care for his son and for many others.

What you may not know is that greed has found i ts way in to this benevolent endeavor. The NFL is quietly working on a promotion to produce larger towels for every other team in the league besides the Steelers. They plan to unveil this gimmick after the conference championships this week and push it through the super bowl. The plan is to market these towels and capture the enthusiasm of the super bowl contestants. To get things moving, free towels were handed out at every stadium during the divisional playoffs this week. You may have seen the Tennessee fans waving those powder blue things. Of course, they would not have brought their own.

Did anyone notice the complete backfire? All the home teams lost EXCEPT the Steelers!

This is why the Steelers need to win the Superbowl. The sanctity of the Terrible Towel must be preserved!

Also of note:

After the 2005 season members of the Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North division champs, stomped all over the Terrible Towel before their playoff game with the wild card Steelers. The Bengals still have not recovered from their loss that day. The Steelers went on to win their Fifth Super Bowl.

On Dec. 21, 2008 members of the Titans stomped on the towel. Three weeks later, the Titans took an early dismissal from the playoffs. Early on in that game with the Ravens, many fans were waving their freebie blue towels marked TITANS! Later, as the rain began to fall, and it got colder, they put the towels on their necks to stay warm. Appropriately, as the game went on, their necks began to TIGHTEN! And their team choked.

If the Steelers win the Superbowl this year, they will have to win two games against teams named after birds. Then the opposing fans can use their new towels to clean up all the bird S&%#. Also, a Steeler Super Bowl victory will make the sacrilegious theft of the spirit of the Terrible Towel the worst marketing idea since the NFL network!

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: The mystical, magical, incredible KARMA of the Terrible Towel!!!

Nice read man, the terrible towel IS scarred, and noone will ever understand that unless you live in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas. I own about 10 towels but I have one lucky one that I use for the games. Last week I snuck it into prison (where I work) with me for the San Diego game, and this will it will trazel to Heinz Field with me to defeat the Ravens!
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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As the Bungles and Titwads found out - you just DON'T mess with Myron's Terrible Towel. Karma is a bitch aint it?

No one but NO ONE can imitate it or reproduce it, as the TT and Myron's legacy will forever live on!

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Old 01-16-2009, 11:03 AM   #4
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Dave Crawley is a KDKA field reporter and writes the most remarkable poems - thought I'd share his most recent with you!


Curse Of The Terrible Towel

A Poem By Dave Crawley

There is power, they say, in the towels that wave.
Like black and gold shrouds on the visitor's grave.
It's a mojo opponents should never neglect.
The Terrible Towel requires respect.

Then this! A deed unspeakably foul!
The Tennessee Titans defiles the towel!
Although their crass actions made Steeler fans wince,
You'll notice that Titan team hasn't won since.

They lost to the Colts. Then the Ravens came in,
A game Tennessee was expected to win.
But the curse of the towel gave Tennessee shakes,
As they sank in a series of stunning mistakes.

Our Black and Gold guys had a much different story.
Santonio Holmes led the gallop to glory.
Fast Willie scored, and the Steelers were winning.
For the Chargers the torment was only beginning.

Third quarter. Alas, on the Bolts' only play,
Foote gives them the boot, and he takes it away.
The towels were twirling as Ben let it go,
And the much maligned offense was starting to flow.

That towel brings sorcery into the fray.
If you don't believe it, well, check out this play.
To add to the Chargers' grim feelings of dread,
A punt that careened off this poor fellow's head.

The message, of course, as we hooted with glee,
From the Terrible Towel: Do not tread on me.
A word to the Ravens. The moment draws nigh.
This is the reason you're still flying high.

The Titans besmirched it, and now to our glee
They will be watching this game on TV.
As you enter the confines where Steeler fans howl:
Beware of the curse of the Terrible Towel.
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That's right... ya disrespect da tahl, an ya jist go dahn... 'at's all... ...jist dahn.

An' I ain't talkin abaht dahntahn ta Eat'n Park an' at...

GOIN DAHN!!!!!

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Nice read man, the terrible towel IS scarred, and noone will ever understand that unless you live in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas. I own about 10 towels but I have one lucky one that I use for the games. Last week I snuck it into prison (where I work) with me for the San Diego game, and this will it will trazel to Heinz Field with me to defeat the Ravens!
ok so its ok that I can cheer for the team. but in no way could I or any one not liveing in the Pitt understand what the towel stands for.
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Often imitated NEVER duplicated!!! They just don't get it.
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ok so its ok that I can cheer for the team. but in no way could I or any one not liveing in the Pitt understand what the towel stands for.
My bad, very poor choice of words there. Steeler fans, regardless of where they live, live in Pitt in thier hearts through our Steelers. Therefore you know the true meaning of the Towel. Is that better or more confusing? Anywayz LETS GO STEELERS
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Good stuff, unreal!!!
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Often imitated NEVER duplicated!!! They just don't get it.

Agreed, I also keep one at the bottom of my birdcage, and my cats litter box!


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