Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Black & Gold Legacy

The New York Times sports page continued its week of background stories on the Steelers with a great article Friday on Myron Cope and the wonderful legacy of The Terrible Towel.

From reporter John Branch:

Myron Cope was treasured in Pittsburgh for his enthusiasm, nasally voice and quirky exclamations such as “Yoi!” and “Double yoi!” But he knew he would be most remembered for the towel. And he made sure that it would always be more than just something to cheer the Steelers to victory.

The NYT credits the image above to Chris McGrath of Getty Images.

2 comments:

Sam said...

This is one weekend I wish I was back in Pittsburgh.

Paul said...

Me too.