Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Passing of a Legend

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of Pittsburgh's legendary broadcaster and reporter, Myron Cope. He was 79. Mr. Cope was the creator of the signature "Terrible Towel" waved at Pittsburgh Steelers' games. For native Pittsburghers, he was more than an announcer, he was an institution.

Mr. Cope's photograph appears in the book I co-wrote with another Pittsburgh sportscaster, Alby Oxenreiter, Sports Memories of Western Pennsylvania (Arcadia). I am certainly glad we were able to include it, since his signature broadcasting style is truly one of the great memories associated with sports in Pittsburgh.

Click here to read Mr. Cope's obituary.

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