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RIP Myron Cope

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by bagelchick, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    Long time Steelers announcer Myron Cope has just died.
    He never recovered from pneumonia. Sad day for Pittsburgh.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    A true legend.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    RIP. Condolences to all Yinzers.
  4. sad, sad day. Myron will truly be missed.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Damn...I knew this day might not be far off, but it's still very sad.

    Cope was known as a homer with a loud, hyperactive style and voice that made you wonder how he ever made it out of print journalism, but I've also heard that he was a heck of a reporter before getting the job with the Steelers (before my time, so I'll have to take the word of others on this). I know some people couldn't stand to listen to him, but he was a great character and entertainer who knew exactly what his audience wanted and gave it to them.

    RIP Myron
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    WTAE: Long-form coverage (no surprise there)
    WPXI: Long-form coverage (kinda surprised)
    KDKA: Still doing cooking even though their news dept. has the 9-10 hour.
  7. The Terrible Towel flies at half staff.
  8. markvid

    markvid Guest

    KDKA finally bothered to do the story, but Krissy looks like deer in the headlights because she has to ad-lib.
    And, oh, she marks her script where to smile. I kid you not.
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    Yoi! and Double Yoi!

    Myron will be missed.

    A glass of Iron City in your honor!
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I don't understand how any of the local outlets can be caught unprepared on this one.
  11. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member


    A true giant of broadcasting and a Pittsburgh treasure. I'll pour one down in his memory. His style will be sorely missed.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Steeler Nation.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Just another shining example of how far KD has gone downhill.
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