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Author Topic: Legendary broadcaster Myron Cope dies at 78  (Read 1658 times)
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« on: Feb 27, 2008 at 08:36 »

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
By Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Myron Cope, colorful sports broadcaster and reporter whose Terrible Towel remains the banner of the Steelers nation, has died.

In declining health since even before his 2005 retirement after a record 35 raucous years in the Steelers broadcast booth, Mr. Cope died this morning.

He was 78.

One of the last of the great sports characters, Mr. Cope's life and career were nothing less than book-worthy, even if he had to write it himself. Twice.

"Double Yoi" it was called both times, the second an updated version of the original 2002 volume, the title immortalizing one of Cope's signature exclamations, which, along with "Okle-dokle," "Dumbkopf!", and "How do?", became so familiar to his radio and TV audiences.



R.I.P. Myron, Yoi!
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 08:50 »

Not being from the area, I only had the chance to listen to him do a game once. Had to catch the last part of a Steelers/Browns game via online radio broadcast a few years back.

Maybe you local folks could post some of your "Best Of MC" quotes.

I'm sensing the Steelers will be wearing another patch next year.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 08:57 »

First Bill Currie and now Myron. So sad to see the voices & faces of my Pittsburgh sports memories disappear...
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 08:58 »

My personal favorite was during the 1997 game at Baltimore:

"I...I...I can't talk anymore!  Yoi!"
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 09:03 »

Sad News

Myron was awesome
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 09:03 »

My fav was him calling a Browns CB Fucker Brown live on the radio and tunch Ilkin laughing his ass off.

 
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 09:11 »

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08058/860750-66.stm
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 09:23 »

Very sad news. Myron was one of a kind, and will be missed.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 10:30 »

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 27, 2008 at 10:40 »

One of a kind.
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