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Dan and Art Rooney Comment on Cope’s Passing


Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney on the Death of Myron Cope

“The entire Steelers organization is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Myron Cope. Myron touched millions of people throughout his life, first as a tremendous sportswriter and then as a Hall of Fame broadcaster.

“Myron was also a very close friend. His contributions and dedication to Steelers football were incredible. His creation of The Terrible Towel™ has developed into a worldwide symbol that is synonymous with Steelers football. He also helped immortalize the most famous play in NFL history when he popularized the term “Immaculate Reception”.

“Myron was a very passionate person who truly cared about others and dedicated much of his personal time to help numerous charities.

“Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the entire Cope family. Myron will remain in our thoughts and will forever be a member of the Steelers family.”

Steelers President Art Rooney II on the Death of Myron Cope

“The passing of Myron Cope is a tremendous loss for the entire Steelers organization and for Steelers fans around the world. Whether it was his work as a broadcaster or his creation of The Terrible Towel™, Myron played an important part in the Steelers game day experience.

“Myron touched the hearts of Steelers fans for 35 years and became one of the true legends in broadcasting history. His memorable voice and unique broadcasting style became synonymous with Steelers football. They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery and no Pittsburgh broadcaster was impersonated more than Myron.

“We have lost a great friend in Myron Cope, but history will remember him as one of the great sportscasters of any era.

“Our prayers go out to the entire Cope family. Though he can never be replaced, his impact will continue to live strong at every Steelers game.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Chuck White

    March 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

    As a Steelers fan I am very disappointed in what the Steelers have selected as a mascot. In my opinion, you can now make the correct selection. Myron Cope was the heart and soul of the Steeler nation. Why not honor him with a caricature, dressed in a loud sports jacket, and waving a terrible towel, and shouting several Cope-isms. I believe the fans would love it.

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