Posted by: yankeegirlguy | February 28, 2008

Terrible Towel

So, Myron Cope, legendary broadcaster of the Pittsburgh Steelers died today at the age of 79 today. The guy was color analyst for the Steelers from 1970 to 2004 which was the longest in NFL history for a broadcaster with a single team. He also is the one responsible for creating “The Terrible Towel” as well. Not to be a dick (well actually yeah) but lets take a look at how shitty this whole “invention” was.

    Needing a way to excite the fans during a 1975 playoff football game against the Baltimore Colts, Cope urged fans to take yellow dish towels to the game and wave them throughout. The Steelers always seemed to complete terrific plays when the towels were waving. The Steelers won that game 28-10,

    The Steelers introduced gold towels with the words “Myron Cope’s Terrible Towel” in black on them just in time for Super Bowl X. The Steelers went on to win, “thanks to the Towels.”

Life in Pittsburgh must have been absolute shit in the 1970’s huh? Like seriously what was the average IQ of the fanbase, 75? “HMMMM when we wave our shitty ass dish rags, the players play good, they must be….good luck!” Only in Pittsburgh could they come up with such an idea and have the general consensus of the population back it. I guess when the options are wave the dish rag for fun, or go get black lung in the mine its an easy choice right? Also Mr Cope, you got lucky there huh? One good game and you get all the dish rags named after you. I tired naming things after me once too. After having some good sex with a prostitute I tried to name the herpes I gave her “Yankee Guy Super Sores.” Unfortunately she wasn’t so thrilled, and the name never stuck.

Lets wave our yellow, stained dish rags around!!!

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