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Stlrs4Life
01-17-2008, 09:52 PM
Hall of fame broadcaster still hospitalized
Thursday, January 17, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Former Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope remains in a local hospital with little change in his condition or prognosis since he was admitted in late November.

Cope, who turns 79 Jan. 23, has battled various health ailments the past year including recurring cases of pneumonia. He has been in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Cope retired as the Steelers color analyst on their radio network before the 2005 season after 35 consecutive years on the job. A former sports writer for the Post-Gazette and nationally known book and magazine author, Cope entered broadcasting in 1968 with WTAE Radio. He became the host of a widely popular nightly sports radio talk show, beginning in '73 and lasting into '95. He also worked as a sports commentator for WTAE television. And, of course, he developed and popularized the Terrible Towel.

The Steelers honored Cope at a ceremony at a home game in 2005 when they presented him with his own team jersey.

Cope won numerous awards during his years in journalism, his most coveted two most recently. He became the first pro football announcer selected for the National Radio Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Bob Hope, Edward R. Murrow, Orson Welles and Vin Scully. And he was presented the Pete Rozelle Radio and Television Award at Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies in Canton, Ohio.

First published on January 17, 2008 at 12:00 am





Man, I still miss Myron in the booth. Even when the Steelers were down in a game you could always rely on Myron to entertain you, and make a bad situation seem OK. Prayers with ya Myron, and Yoi! Get better soon!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-17-2008, 10:25 PM
"the hated raiders"
"the cleve brownies"
"yoi" "double yoi"

You are so right, that guy was one in a million. I hope he's able to recover from this :(

yinzer
01-17-2008, 11:17 PM
come on, myron. get well, buddy!

TampaSteelGirl
01-17-2008, 11:28 PM
"Deck the halls with bauls of holly.....fa ga ga ga ga...ga..ga...ga..ga!"
I"ll never forget hearing him sing that on KDKA news at Christmas time!
God Bless you Myron! HOpe you recover soon!! :tt02:
"

Troyisabeast_43
01-17-2008, 11:51 PM
Ill second and third those thoughts and prayers for Myron as well. I had a chance to meet him a few years back and get some autographs and just talk some Steelers football with him and he was such a gentlemen and took time out of his way to stop and talk with me and my friend for a good while. We know you are a fighter Myron you have pulled through in the past before and we are hoping and praying you do so again. You are what Pittsburgh Steelers football is all about.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-18-2008, 07:08 AM
He's a Steeler through and through, one of the most recognizable people and voices in sports. It's such a shame we can't hear him in the booth any more, he is a true legend in broadcasting.

PsychoWard
01-18-2008, 11:53 AM
wow i never knew we shared the same b-day get well soon Myron!

introyitrust
01-19-2008, 04:27 PM
Get well soon Myron.
To me he is and will always be the voice of the Steelers.

Stairwayto7
01-21-2008, 08:07 AM
get well soon Myron!

steelersgal86
01-23-2008, 06:21 AM
get well soon :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-23-2008, 01:06 PM
Stuck in the hospital on your birthday...man that's gotta suck for Myron ! :(

AZ_Steeler
01-23-2008, 01:31 PM
I hope he pulls through this and the organization does something really special for him this up coming season.

Steelerlyn
01-23-2008, 03:14 PM
I am also praying for him.

BBG7
01-24-2008, 11:23 PM
He will be in my thoughts and prayers!

GoBenGo
01-25-2008, 10:50 AM
Here We Go Myron, Here We Go!!:cope::cope::cope:
kepping you in our prayers, stay strong...the heart and soul of Pittsburgh