Legendary Steelers broadcaster and Terrible Towel inventor Myron Cope passed away today at age 79.
He lived a street over from me growing up and was considered a bit of a neighborhood grouch if you blocked his driveway, but he was the soul of Steelers fans and the reason why most Pittsburghers turned down the sound on their TV’s and listened to the radio play by play during the game.
If you’ve never heard Myron speak, be sure to check out Arlin’s Myron Cope’s Sounds, which covers everything from dirty coin tosses, “Who’s Barry Manilow“, to yelling about Kordell’s pump fake near the end zone.
(My recent favorite being his objections to how early Monday Night Football is on the west coast.)
Rest in peace Myron. Hmmmm hah.