I'd be incredibly remiss if I didn't take a moment to note the retirement of Myron Cope from the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Broadcast Network...as a longtime Stillers fan who has never actually lived in Pittsburgh, radio was often the only option for following my favorite team, whether it was via crispy AM frequencies when I lived in NE Ohio or more recently over the internet while residing in NC and Virginia. Myron, with his loopy catch phrases and self-described "nails-on-a-chalkboard" voice, was always a treat to hear. True, other teams' fans usually found him more annoying than endearing (especially those in Cincinnati, whose team Cope consistently referred to as "The Bungles"), but that just made him more special to the Steelers Nation. And no one could deny he was one of a kind.
And to top it all off, he invented the Terriblle Towel! How cool is that?
Photo by Peter Diana, Pgh. Post-Gazette