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Will there be a Terrible Towel on his coffin?

Legendary broadcaster Myron Cope dies at 79Post-Gazette
The Maryland Bureau Chief tipped me off that Cope who was “so bad, he’s good” as a long-time Steelers broadcaster died today at age 79. He was credited with inventing the Terrible Towel.

I remember on Thanksgiving Sunday we were driving back from seeing family friends in Michigan and we found a Steelers game. We agreed the broadcasters were awful. Later, through the magic of NFL Films, I became more familiar with his work and became a fan of him. Not a Steelers fan though (except for Super Bowl XL).

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Myron Cope ailing

Hall of fame broadcaster still hospitalizedPost-Gazette
The Maryland Bureau Chief noted that it doesn’t sound good for former Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope. The article didn’t contain the “no more updates about his condition” line, so there is still some hope that the septuagenarian can recover from pneumonia that has had him hospitalized since November.

Previously: MARN RETIRES

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Super prediction

I’m going with Pittsburgh in a fairly close one. I see their clinching TD being a Ben Roethlisberger pass to Heath Miller from no more than a couple of yards out on play action to Jerome Bettis. Final score, Pittsburgh 28 Seattle 20.

Other predictions

  • Bettis will put the ball on the ground
  • Seattle is going to play angry, they are sick of being treated as the underdog despite a better record
  • If interviewed, Gov. Ed Rendell will talk about food
  • Lynn Swann’s candidacy for governor will be mentioned at least four times during the telecast
  • Art Monk will not be elected to the Hall of Fame this weekend
  • Pittsburgh fans still won’t get over Super Bowl XXX, even though the Steelers were not the best team that day

    I’d like to see it

  • Seattle faking a field goal a la Jim Zorn
  • White pants on the Seahawks
  • A camera crew at Myron Cope’s house capturing the moment he screams Quintuple yoi!
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