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2-27-08

2-27-08

Day 565 of 365 More.

I live in Pittsburgh. And like all Pittsburghers, I hate television football announcers. Actually, I disliked them before I even moved here. But once I moved here, and found that its standard fare for Pittsburghers to turn down the TV volume and watch the game with the radio on, well… somehow it just felt like home.

For 25 years, Myron Cope was the raspy, squeaky voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers. As much a part of the game as anyone who ever took the field. He retired from the booth in 2005, but even still his occasional appearances on the broadcast or perhaps the television news were something to look forward to.

He died today at the age of 79.

Football will never be the same.

365 days

13 comments for “2-27-08

  1. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Hear, hear!

  2. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 7:52 am

    if the Steelers sounded like something/one it was Myron
    RIP


    Seen in Pittsburgh (?)

  3. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 9:08 am

    nice tribute photo!

  4. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Amazing photo tribute Mav. My day was saddened early on with the news of Myron’s passing. My towel stayed on my person all day yesterday in remembrance.

  5. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Wonderful Tribute to a Fine Man.

    a True Pittsburgh Treasure.

  6. avatar
    February 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    That’s a wonderful tribute pic

  7. avatar
    February 29, 2008 at 9:15 am

    He was a Blue Collar Icon, and the expressive and argumentative bane of sports talk show hosts in any market where the Steelers rolled over the hometown team.

    A shot and a beer to the late Myron Cope and a wave of my terrible towel.

  8. avatar
    March 1, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Excellent tribute!

  9. avatar
    March 1, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    @MegaBee: I liked yours too.

    @nonac.: yep. And in my mind, they always will.

    @dietzy2320: thanks.

    @navigator23: sadly, I was at work by the time the news broke. But I resolved to take this shot in tribute. The post gazette seems to have linked to it.

    @senecawd94: yep. Thanks.

    @lrayholly: thank you.

    @DeHoll: yeah, he was all kinds of awesome.

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: thanks.

  10. avatar
    March 6, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    u are very smat turning down the volume of the tv


    [discovered in the photophlow main room] (?)

  11. avatar
    March 7, 2008 at 11:18 am

    @pisamig: It’s just something we’ve always done. It’s more fun that way.

  12. avatar
    May 19, 2008 at 9:48 am

    wow, this is such a powerful shot! i go to California University of Pennsylvania, and I just remember that day, and the out pouring of compassion by every fan. again amazing shot.


    Seen in your 365 More set. (?)

  13. avatar
    May 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    @themanilow: thanks. I’m actually very much looking forward to the start of the season to see how they pay tribute to him.

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