Today, we'll be observing a moment of blog silence in honor of Myron Cope, long-time color commentator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who passed away yesterday at the age of 79.
As a native Pittsburgher who grew up a huge sports fan, I listened to Myron almost from the womb just like so many Steelers fans. His distinctive, Pittsburgh-accented voice and unique dialect (aka made-up words) were such a part of the overall Pittsburgh Steelers experience that I know many people (myself included) who would turn the sound off on nationally televised games and tune in the radio...just to hear Myron.
He was the voice of the Steelers for 35 years, but he is best known nationally for inventing the Terrible Towel. One hangs in my cubicle at work, so today I'll hang it at half mast for Myron. Thanks for the memories Myron Cope.