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StlersGuy
10-02-2007, 05:08 PM
Do you have a yellow or black Terrible Towel ?

Black@Gold Forever32
10-02-2007, 05:23 PM
I have a total of 6 Terrible Towels.......I have one of the old style gold terrible towels.....I have a black one that I bought about 10 years ago....I have a new style gold one....I have two Super Bowl XL towels and I have a five time Super Bowl champion towel.....

Stlrs4Life
10-02-2007, 05:48 PM
I have a few, including 1 that is a real original when they first came out years ago.

Ibleedblk&gld
10-02-2007, 05:50 PM
I have 4...all yellow, all hanging right inside my steelers room...1 is autographed by kevin henry, orpheous roy, carlos emmons, and a few others from back when i was in 7th grade when they came to our high school to play basketball against our staff for a charity thing...they killed our staff by like 30 pts. lol

AZ_Steeler
10-02-2007, 06:08 PM
I Gold/Yellow one that is 14 years old now! :D

PsychoWard
10-02-2007, 06:29 PM
yellow:D

portcityblackandgold
10-02-2007, 06:55 PM
Got two, an original Myron Cope and a later version that just says Terrible Towel. Is there anymore intimidating sight in football than seeing those towels waving and hearing Here we Go Steelers Here we Go.....??

Friday133
10-02-2007, 06:55 PM
I have a yellow one that is about 15 years old.

black an gold 4 life
10-02-2007, 07:20 PM
i have 2 regular yellow ones an 1 5x superbowl champion soon 2 b 6x superbowl champion go steelers

DIESELMAN
10-02-2007, 07:23 PM
I got a yellow one, its almost 20 years old, the one and only "Terrible Towel" :cope: :cope: :cope: :cope: :cope: I'm thinking about getting a black one, it will go with my rage moments :lol:

TEEMONT
10-02-2007, 07:25 PM
I have a yellow one that is about 15 years old.

Me too, mine has battle scars, wing sauce stains, and even a rip from the last SB when I seahawks fan grabbed it after Willie's TD.

steelcurtaingal
10-02-2007, 07:28 PM
i have the original one, the balck one, the SB one. well, i have alot of them

BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2007, 07:50 PM
I've got 5 towels and 1 Big Nasty D towel. One of them has Greg Lloyds autograph on it and 1 other one has about 5 different players on it including Jerame Tuman, Louis Lipps, Ernie Holmes, Kevin Henry, Alan Faneca.

StlersGuy
10-02-2007, 07:50 PM
I have a yellow one and it is from 1976, infact it is the towel I came home from the Hospital in....

Hawk Believer
10-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Me too, mine has battle scars, wing sauce stains, and even a rip from the last SB when I seahawks fan grabbed it after Willie's TD.

I am guessing that didn't go over too well with you...

StlersGuy
10-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Me too, mine has battle scars, wing sauce stains, and even a rip from the last SB when I seahawks fan grabbed it after Willie's TD.


I would have punched him :yesnod::cursin:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-02-2007, 08:02 PM
What's really awesome to see is a fan who's had their TT forever to where it shows the battle scars like Tee mentioned. Well maybe not necessarily the wing sauce :lol: but just to see and old, beat up, worn out, towel that still being used loud and proud. The history that comes with a towel like that is just something to behold.

StlersGuy
10-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Here is the history behind the towle for those who do not know why we even have the towel...



The Terrible Towel

Towels and Points Delight

By Myron Cope



Not long ago, Dan Rooney the president of the
Pittsburgh Steelers handed me a copy of the
Sports Business- The Management Newsletter for
Sports Money Makers.

He pointed to an item he knew would interest me.
Under the Advisory for Fans, Sports Business confided
to the Moguls who subscribe to it: "Special, almost
Unclassifiable gimmick like the Steelers' Terrible Towel
are a fan turn-on. The keys to the most successful of
these devices seem to be 1)Color, and 2)Motion.
Crowds dressed in the same color clothing can make an
impact, but it is passive. Color plus motion in the stands
creates a kind of framework for the content itself,
making the entire experience more memorable for the
spectator. We suggest a look at the Japanese and
British sports crowds for examples of dynamic display of
color and motion."

I, as creator of the Terrible Towel, and instrument
with which Steelers fans had flogged their team to
victories in Super Bowls X and XIII (the Steelers won
Super Bowl IX without it), could not decide which
impressed me ore - Sports Business' expertise in
determining that color plus motion had made the towel a
success, or my audacity in creating the towel while
ignorant of the fact that I was mixing a precise formula
that would produce a "special almost unclassifiable
gimmick."

During the NBC telecast of Super Bowl XIII, Curt
Gowdy had referred to the towel as the "dirty towel" an
allusion that had not especially annoy me inasmuch as
Gowdy had botched the names of the legions of
professional football players. Let him know that Sports
business, which gets $60 for 24 issues from, sports
moneymakers, perceives the impact of the Terrible
Towel, which, dirty or laundered is held to be good
reason for the moneymakers to take a close look at
Japanese and British crowds. Lord, that I had known all
that at the beginning.

"Your ideas was pure genius," said Rooney. "But
you were too stupid to know what you were doing."

Here I should explain that I'm a Pittsburgh
radio/television sports commentator and an anlayst of
Steeler games on the radio. Late in November of 1975, I
received a call from the secretary to the vice president
and general manager of WTAE Radio who said, "Can
you step over to Ted's office?"

Crossing the hall, I found the burly figure of Ted J.
Atkins. He was huddled with the vice president for sales,
Larry Garrett. Atkins said, "The Steelers are going to
the playoffs. As you know the first game will be here in
Pittsburgh. As the Steelers flagship radio station, we
think we should come up with some sort of gimmick that
will involve the people."

Then Atkins barked, "Come up with a gimmick!"
"I'm not a gimmick guy," I replied. "Never have been a
gimmick guy."

"You don't understand," said Garrett. He explained
that were I to promote some kind of object that the fans
would wave or wear at the playoffs, advertisers would be
so impressed by my hold on the public that they would
clamor to sponsor my various shows.

"Beside," said Garrett, "your contract with us
expires in three months."

"I'm a gimmick guy," I shrugged.

Advertising salesmen were hurriedly summoned to
Atkins' office. Brainstorms erupted. "I've got it!" cried a
salesman. "Chuck Noll's motto is 'Whatever it takes,'
right?" Totally sober the salesman proposed that we
dress the 50,000 fans entering Three Rivers Stadium in
black costume masks upon which Noll's motto would be
painted in gold lettering. A phone call to a supplier of
novelties revealed that 50,000 black masks could be
obtained at a cost of 50 cents apiece, $25,000, vice
presidents Atkins and Garrett incisively concluded that
black masks were not the crowd pleaser we were looking
for.

"What we need here," I said, "Is something that's
lightweight and portable and already is owned by just
about every fan."

"How about towels?" Garrett said.

"A towel?" It had possibilities.

"We could call it the Terrible Towel," I said.

"Yes, and I can go on radio and television
proclaiming, 'The Terrible Towel is poised to strike!'"

"Gold and black towels, the colors of the Steelers,"
someone piped.

"No," I said, "Black won't provide color. We'll tell
them to bring gold or yellow towels."

"Yellow and gold will fly," cried a sales voice. "Tell
'em if they don't have one, buy one, and if they don't
want to buy one, dye one!"

"I'll tell 'em they can use the towel to wipe their
seats clean," I said, "They can use it as a muffler
against the cold. They can drape it over their heads if it
rains."

Another great concept in broadcasting having
being born, Ted J. Atkins sent out for champagne.
Later, when the Terrible Towel advanced for final
approval to Franklin C. Snyder, vice president and
general manager of the Hearst Broadcasting System, he
ordered only one change: "We must have black towels
too," he said gravely. "If we exclude black, we'll be
asking for trouble from the Human Relations
Commission and the FCC."

A few days later, on the heavily watched Sunday
night 11 o'clock television news, I introduced Pittsburgh
to the Terrible Towel, making a dammed fool of myself
by hurling towels at the anchorman, the weatherman,
and everyone else. Public response was instant and
pleasantly flabbergasting. One of the few resisters was
a co-captain of the Steelers, linebacker Andy Russell.

"What's this crap about a towel?" he growled at me
in the locker room several days later. We're not a
gimmick team. We've never been a gimmick team."

His words had the ring of familiarity. But I fell back
upon bravado. "Russell," I said, "You're sick."

Mind you, I did not see the Terrible Towel as
witchcraft to hex the enemy. It would be a positive force,
driving the Steelers to superhuman performance.
Unsure of my own sanity, almost daily I intoned on radio
and television, "The Terrible Towel is poised to strike!"

The very morning of the playoff game, against
Baltimore, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette warned that I was
trying to turn Three Rivers Stadium into a tenement
neighborhood, yet at least 30,000 spectators turned up
for the game waving Terrible Towels. It was a fine start.
In foul, wet weather, wide receiver Frank Lewis wiped his
hands with a Terrible Towel, then made a scarcely
believable one-handed catch of a Terry Bradshaw
bullet. Later, Bradshaw went down, his leg injured, and
did not emerge from the locker room tunnel when his
teammates took the field for the second half. Only
seconds before play resumed, the crowd exploded,
filling the air with towels, for Bradshaw had reappeared.

Could Russell remain a nonbeliever? A young
woman named Lisa Benz beheld the towel's effect upon
him (Russell scooped up a Colts fumble and, through
playing on an injured leg, lumbered 93 yards to a
touchdown) and later mailed me the following verse:

He ran ninety-three
Like a bat out of hell,
And no one could see
How he rambled so well.
"It was easy," said Andy,
And he flashed a cooked smile,
"I was snapped on the fanny
By the Terrible Towel!"

Yea, verily did infidels cast aside their skepticism
as the Steelers and the Terrible Towel whipped their
way through the Oakland Raiders to the American
Conference title, and through the Dallas Cowboys to
victory in Super Bowl X,

Last year Pittsburgh again earned home-field
advantage for the playoffs. That dictated the Terrible
Towel's resurrection, its use being reserved exclusively
for post-season games. And if I say so, this set a
standard of commotion worthy of the Beatles and Elvis.
The Denver Broncos came out on the field at Three
Rivers and found themselves trapped in a vortex of
yellow, gold and black terry cloth whirling against the
bitter December sky like the swords of 50,000
Cossacks.

Lynn Swann, answering his introduction by the
P.A. announcer, loped out to the goal line, leaped 4 feet
into the air and snapped a Terrible Towel overhead,
whereupon from the crowd there came a thunderclap of
a roar such as I had never heard at an athletic event.
Swann then presented his towel to his fellow wide
receiver, John Stallworth, who proceeded to catch not
three or four passes (a good day's work) but 10. Later
as the Steelers put the finishing touches to a 33 - 10
trashing of the Broncos, an eavesdropping NFL Films
microphone caught Swann and Stallworth on the
sideline taking inventory of their prospects for going all
the way.

"We've got the offense," said Swann. "We've got
the defense. We've got the QB. We've got Franco.
We've got Joe Greene. We've got Chuck Noll." Slapping
hands mightily with Stallworth, Swann concluded, "And
we've got the Terrible Towel."

Next, Earl Campbell and the Houston Oilers came
to town for the AFC Championship game. Multitudes of
Western Pennsylvanians who had been unable to get
ticket to the game draped towels over their television
sets and radios, even over their dogs, cats and children.
Towels hung from windows, lampposts and roofs. A
department store chain that offered Terrible Towels at
$6.50 each, with a charity earmarked as the beneficiary,
had run out of them in four hours; it then ordered
another shipment and had run out in two hours.

As the Steelers and the Oilers lined up for the
opening kickoff, a yellow towel suddenly descended
from the deck above the WTAE broadcasting booth, and
as if by magic, jerked to a halt in midair 15 feet in front
of the booth.

My binoculars revealed that painstaking Steelers
fans had strung fishing line from the top deck clear
down to the end zone to our left, their plan having been
to release the towel at kickoff and let it slide by means of
a pulley to the end zone. But then fishing line, so fine it
had been invisible to the naked eye, had become
coated with ice in the freezing rain that whipped the
stadium, and that arrested the towel before our very
eyes.

"What is that dammed towel doing out there?"
cried my broadcast partner, Jack Fleming. A large
deep-voiced man and a football purist who from the
outset had been hostile to my Terrible Towel. Fleming
now found that the one before him removed half the
gridiron from his vision as he was about to begin his
play-by-play.

"Somebody get that towel out of here," he
bellowed.

Minutes later, the roof above Fleming sprang a
leak, and in an instant he was soaked. "Give me one of
those damned things," he yelled reaching into an
assortment of Terrible Towels at my elbow. While he
mopped his spotter boards, I wondered. "Is the towel
punishing an unbeliever?" I sat less than 3 feet from
Flemming's left, yet no water fell on me. Meanwhile, our
producer produced an umbrella, Fleming, livid, clutched
it in a white-knuckled fist throughout the first quarter,
craning to follow ballcarriers and receivers as they
disappeared behind the yellow towel suspended before
us, and roaring during every timeout for workmen to cut
down the infernal rag.

That done at last, Fleming settled into a mood of
controlled churlishness striving to find enjoyment in the
fact that the Steelers were thundering toward a 34 - 5
win. Without warning, however, a Steelers fan named
Larry Opperman, a one time unsuccessful candidate for
the State Legislature, leaped from the stands across the
field as the Oilers deployed to receive a kickoff.
Opperman wore two Terrible Towels over a bathing suit,
and he twirled another towel overhead. He raced past
the Oilers' bench to the 50-yard line. He then zigzagged
his way downfield through the entire Houston team,
whooping like a madman. The crowd roared "Idiot,"
snapped Fleming.

Two days later, Opperman popped into my office
unannounced. "I thought you might like to have this," he
said. He handed me the towel he had worn. It was still
slightly damp but was obviously a memento to e
cherished. "How kind of you," I said.

But the impending Super Bowl showdown against
the Dallas Cowboys at Miami troubled me. "The Terrible
Towel does not like to travel," I cautioned the faithful in
my radio and television commentaries. "The towel
breathes life from the support it gets from the fans in the
stadium, but Steelers fans are finding Super Bowl tickets
hard to come by." Those fans, I had forgotten, had
demonstrated at two previous Super Bowls involving
their team that when it came to procuring tickets, John
D. Rockefeller was no more adept at unearthing oil.
They showed up in the Orange Bowl at least 20,000
strong, flying their Terrible Towels, and at game time,
the towel gave a sign to the nation that it was ready.

On the Steelers' first play from scrimmage, center
Mike Webster hunkered over the ball wearing a yellow
Terrible Towel tucked into his wristband. "I believe," said
Bradshaw as he lined up over Webster. He touched the
towel and proceeded to bombard the Cowboys dizzy
firing four touchdown passes. The Steelers were ahead
by 18 points, with some seven minutes remaining, whine
I trotted down from our booth to the Pittsburgh bench to
be nearer to the locker room, where I would conduct
postgame radio interviews.

"Here," Webster said to me. He handed me the
game towel, soggy by now. "I guess we don't need this
anymore."

I stuffed the towel into my briefcase and zipped it
closed. With that, the Cowboys awakened. They rallied
for a quick touchdown to draw within 11 points. Steelers
fans having had to lay 4 1/2 points and more, because
uneasy. The towel, I was to realize later, cried out to be
turned loose from my briefcase, but I did not hear its
plaints above the din that filled the Orange Bowl. As the
Cowboys drove to yet another score to reduce the final
margin to a calamitous four points, the towel shrieked till
its fibers popped, but it went unheard.

"How could you suffocate the towel when we
needed it most? a fan demanded afterward. "I'm
laughing for the Super Steelers but I'm crying inside to
the tune of a hundred and a half."

Still the Steelers' triumph prompted the information
of the Terrible Towel bandwagons. From Ohio State,
Purdue and the University of Iowa, reports came to me
of basketball crowds twirling towels. The pro bowling
tour stopped near Dallas where a transplanted
Pittsburgh woman approached her favorite bowler,
Marshall Holman, and handed him a Terrible Towel.
Using it to wipe the perspiration from his hands, Holman
won the $15,000 first prize. A distraught woman sent me
a check for $6.50, beseeching me to send her a towel;
the department store had been sold out when she tried
to buy one. She explained that her nephew, injured in
an auto accident weeks earlier, lay in a coma. "He's a
Steelers fan," she wrote. "When he wakes up, the first
thing we want him to see at his bedside is the Terrible
Towel."

Mind you, being high priest of a towel does not
turn my head. I have published four books and, before
that, learned to play the clarinet, saxophone and piano.
Yet it now appears certain that when my time comes,
they will say to me in Pittsburgh, my longtime hometown,
"Oh, he was the fellow who had that towel." Indeed in the
aftermath of Super Bowl XIII, I received notification from
the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Canton, Ohio, that a set
of three Terrible Towels was to be enshrined there for
all to behold. I must remember to visit the Hall of Fame
to see if the towels hang along side the busts of Bronko
Nagurski and Sammy Baugh, or in a lavatory. Either
way, I still remain composed.

Link (http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Shores/2713/towel.html)

WestCoastSteeler
10-02-2007, 08:23 PM
I have two terrible towels - one on display at home & the beat up one that goes to the bar & parties! I'm not sure you can really call yourself a Steeler Addict if you don't have a terrible towel, can ya?? :dunno:

KSSteelerfan
10-02-2007, 08:53 PM
I am apparently one of the few that doesn't currently own one I guess:dunno:

StlersGuy
10-02-2007, 08:56 PM
I am apparently one of the few that doesn't currently own one I guess:dunno::nono:

KSSteelerfan
10-02-2007, 09:13 PM
:nono:

Honesty counts right? Alright I'll get one sheesh.:yesnod:

steelcurtaingal
10-02-2007, 09:35 PM
I am apparently one of the few that doesn't currently own one I guess:dunno:

the horror

TEEMONT
10-02-2007, 09:50 PM
I am guessing that didn't go over too well with you...

No, not at all, but he was **** faced, so I got over it, besides we all know who the big winners were that night. lol

floodcitygirl
10-02-2007, 10:41 PM
No, not at all, but he was shiat faced, so I got over it, besides we all know who the big winners were that night. lolNow I feel really guilty. You are apparently a better person than I am Tee. Two years ago at the Steeler game here in Cincy, there was a Bengal fan that was drunk and had been harrassing and obnoxious the whole game. He had been grabbing at my towel, which btw i never put in someone's face, and at one point he actually grabbed it and almost got it away from me. That did it for me.....I turned around and punched him. Never punched anyone before or since but I sure did him.

I don't know that I hurt him but I think I shocked him! lol He ended up apologizing to me. :helmet:

And btw, mine is light yellow.

introyitrust
10-02-2007, 10:41 PM
Yellow

Steelerlyn
10-02-2007, 11:55 PM
My orginal towel is gold but black with filth. It has mopped up beer at tailgates, wiped off mustard, etc and never been washed. I would love to wash it but I have heard that is bad luck. i have also heard that when we lose a game you should wash your towel to get the bad luck from it. I also have a couple SB towels.

okiesteeler
10-03-2007, 02:18 AM
I have 2. One yellow and the other the super bowl XL (which was sent to me in Iraq by Steelerlyn)

steelersgal86
10-03-2007, 06:19 AM
Yellow :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-03-2007, 07:03 AM
I only break out the black towel during the playoffs or in really big games during the regular season.

Stairwayto7
10-03-2007, 07:55 AM
The original yellows were more of a pale yellow

GoBenGo
10-03-2007, 09:27 AM
Of my 4 , all are yellow or maize to be correct, and also have BIG BEN 7 TT!

It's one of the reasons he got MVP

BBG7
10-03-2007, 10:34 AM
my original one was taken from me during the playoff game in Indy (I had that towel since the day I was born) but some Steeler fan gave me one of thiers that day. I also have 7 more and my son has a "Terrible Toddler Towel"

memphissteelergirl
10-03-2007, 10:48 AM
I have two yellow TT's: One is the original pale yellow that was a gift from a lady from Da Burgh who I had just met. This was a couple of years ago (our SB XL year) and she was watching a game with me and other Steeler fans in a local bar. After a great play, I boldly asked the lady (her name was Claudia btw) if I could twirl the TT she had with her. Typical Steeler fan, she was glad to oblige. Just before she left, she put the towel in my hands and said," Here...I'd like for you to have this." I was so taken aback that a total stranger was willing to do this. She just wanted to make sure I had a TT of my own to make me an "official" fan. I cannot tell you all what that meant to me.

(True Story, guys :bigthumb:)

Since then, I got one of the newer "maize" TT that says "5-time SB Champs."
Eventually I will get a black one to round out my collection.

WAVE THOSE TOWELS WITH PRIDE, STEELER NATION!! :tt02::cope:

:towelwave:

ARKIESTEEL
10-03-2007, 11:59 AM
I got one hanging in my Steeler room that I had all the folks at Doms tailgate sign from my first trip to Pittsburgh...........The first one i ever had was given to me at a KC game by some folks from Iowa...Which I gave to a fan in Dallas. I am not sure how many I have at home but most of them except one is pretty new..but I have the 5 times SB champ one the SB xl one a black one and some others......But I think I like the one that just ever day fans signed the most

GoBenGo
10-03-2007, 12:10 PM
I believe that special teams touchdown was my fault, now that I think of it, My TT was left in the kitchen that play.my bad
I am committed, though, and I will not be so irresponsible next game.

floodcitygirl
10-03-2007, 12:13 PM
I have two yellow TT's: One is the original pale yellow that was a gift from a lady from Da Burgh who I had just met. This was a couple of years ago (our SB XL year) and she was watching a game with me and other Steeler fans in a local bar. After a great play, I boldly asked the lady (her name was Claudia btw) if I could twirl the TT she had with her. Typical Steeler fan, she was glad to oblige. Just before she left, she put the towel in my hands and said," Here...I'd like for you to have this." I was so taken aback that a total stranger was willing to do this. She just wanted to make sure I had a TT of my own to make me an "official" fan. I cannot tell you all what that meant to me.

(True Story, guys :bigthumb:)

Since then, I got one of the newer "maize" TT that says "5-time SB Champs."
Eventually I will get a black one to round out my collection.

WAVE THOSE TOWELS WITH PRIDE, STEELER NATION!! :tt02::cope:

:towelwave:Really great story Memphis. Thanks for sharing it.

StlersGuy
10-03-2007, 03:53 PM
well I just won a black one from ebay for 8 bucks free shipping so now I have both

MDSteel15
10-03-2007, 04:15 PM
I have a total of 6 Terrible Towels.......I have one of the old style gold terrible towels.....I have a black one that I bought about 10 years ago....I have a new style gold one....I have two Super Bowl XL towels and I have a five time Super Bowl champion towel.....

Dude, I need your hookup! I want one of the older ones and down here it's a hard find! :cope::tt02::cope::tt02:

StlersGuy
10-03-2007, 04:16 PM
Dude, I need your hookup! I want one of the older ones and down here it's a hard find! :cope::tt02::cope::tt02:

did you look on ebay :cope:

memphissteelergirl
10-03-2007, 04:18 PM
I believe that special teams touchdown was my fault, now that I think of it, My TT was left in the kitchen that play.my bad
I am committed, though, and I will not be so irresponsible next game.

Well, I have to share some of the responsibility as well. I left my TT at home on Sunday. Sorry, y'all.

StlersGuy
10-03-2007, 04:23 PM
I believe that special teams touchdown was my fault, now that I think of it, My TT was left in the kitchen that play.my bad
I am committed, though, and I will not be so irresponsible next game.

:nono: :evilshake: ohio steeler:poke:GoBenGo ( dont let it happen again) :bigthumb: :tt02:



Well, I have to share some of the responsibility as well. I left my TT at home on Sunday. Sorry, y'all.

:nono: :evilshake: ohio steeler:poke:memphissteelergirl ( dont let it happen again) :bigthumb: :tt02:

GoBenGo
10-03-2007, 05:16 PM
I live with the burden

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I am apparently one of the few that doesn't currently own one I guess:dunno:

:nono:

BlitzburghRockCity
10-03-2007, 10:45 PM
Honesty counts right? Alright I'll get one sheesh.:yesnod:

We're going to Pittsburgh this weekend, want us to pick you one up? :towelwave:

BlitzburghNation
10-04-2007, 01:24 AM
I've got 4 or 5 "yellow & Black" :bigthumb:
Oldest one I got was at my 1st game in Tenn in '97

TEEMONT
10-04-2007, 01:45 AM
Of my 4 , all are yellow or maize to be correct, and also have BIG BEN 7 TT!

It's one of the reasons he got MVP

ummmm MVP of what?

Steelerlyn
10-04-2007, 07:34 AM
ummmm MVP of what?

I wondered the same thing:tt02:

StlersGuy
10-04-2007, 07:57 AM
:+1::popcorn2:

Monrozombi
01-17-2009, 11:01 PM
I have a yellow one that I bought in 05 but recently found out today that it was washed by my wife yesterday.

I immediately made her go out and buy me a new one for the rest of the playoffs & SB.

So now I have a black one to go w/ my yellow one

BlacknGold Bleeder
01-18-2009, 12:02 AM
MIne are all yellow,got bout 7-8 of them . One signed by Hines from training camp.SB 5X one, XL mpdel and few plain ones,one of which resides in my work truck year round on the passenger seat !! Can't ever have enough towels!!

Now here is a story that is true, may not believe it but it is true.
Years ago when we were playing SD in the "94 AFC conference game I was driving for a limousine company. I was driving an 18 passenger van for a Arab family that was staying at the William Penn downtown (another whole story) but anyhow at the end of my shift one of the bellmen approached me. Hey some of the chargers want to go out ya interested in making a few extra dollars. Being money hungry I said sure for 50 an hour. Well they come out musta been 12 of them. Alot were defensive guys, Ronnie Harmon,John Carney are the 2 biggest names I remember.Anyhow they wanted to go to a Strip Club on the eve of the AFC championship game, I was thinking to myself these guys are nuts.The STEELERS were favorites and these guys are going out on the town??
So on the way to the club Harmon needs to stop at a bank machine so we stopped, the ATM ate his card ,I was laughing my *** off. They had to be back by curfew which was 1130 so I just hung out down in Mckees Rocks while they went and enjoyed them selves. Made a couple of trips back and forth because a few of them were taking the game more seriously and wanted to be back early. The last of them come out the club at 11:00 to head back, on the way we start settling the tab when one of them asks how much for the Terrible Towel I had on the dash board. Told them not for sale and why would they want it. They said they wanted the TT and offered me 20 bucks said no ,could not believe they were willing to pay 20 for it. While we going back I got to thinking well maybe it wouldn't be such a bad thing to sell them it, me being a STEELERS fan thinking it might jinx them having it.The offer kept going up on the way back to the hotel 25 then 30 40 up to 50 bucks!!
My greed got the best of me, I'm thinking these guys are gonna pay me 50 bucks for a TT they could get elsewhere for 5 dollars, and by them getting it from me it would jinx them. We got back to the hotel settled up for the night when I asked if they still wanted the TT they could have it for the 50 dollars. Another 50 cane out and I sold them my TT. I asked what ya gonna do with it and they said don't worry you'll know.
The game was a close one much closer then anticipated. I was hoping my plan was working If yins remember the game it ended on a Neil O'Donnell pass being batted down in the end zone. While they were celebrating in the end zone one of the players pulled out a TT and waved it mockingly at the STEELERS fans. I wanted to die! I sold that Towel with the heartfelt belief that it would jinx them and to see a towel waved in the end zone by another team was unbelievable. I have carried that shame for years!!
This is the first time I have told this story outside of a few close friends but I felt I could share it with yins. Yes I did learn my lesson and would NEVER think of doing such a thing again.....

blackngold29
01-18-2009, 12:17 AM
I own a black one and a special edition Myron one that they made in 2005 for his retirement. My mom has a regular yellow one.

CNY_STEELER_FAN
01-18-2009, 12:35 AM
I have the black version of the TT!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-18-2009, 02:40 AM
Wow this was on OLD thread :lol:

I'll be flying both a yellow and black one for the game!

lloydfan4life
01-18-2009, 09:27 AM
Don't have a black one, only yellow ones.

TampaSteelGirl
01-18-2009, 09:44 AM
I have 2 yellow ones, one of which is my daughters my friend sent me when she was born and one black one! :tt02:

steelerbackr4life
01-18-2009, 09:49 AM
:tt02:I have all yellow ones. atleast 5 regular ones. One that has 15 player sigs from the last regular season game this year against Cleveland. Two XL towels from the SB parade. Two 75th anniversary from last year. One Myron Cope. The one that I use I have had forever. It is the darker yellow version and the material is rough. On game day it is my youngest ones job to place a towel on the headrest portion of every seat in my "man cave". They look really cool with the black leather material of my couches and recliners as a back drop. When all the towels start waving it gets almost dangerous :cope::tt02:

SteelFanInIL
01-18-2009, 02:19 PM
The one im totting right now is the yellow 5 time SB champs. I have one original, and actually had to burn one... wait I know what you're thinking "how could you do that" , but it had to go... it was just bad luck, we always lost when I brought it to a game. I folded it, said a prayer, then gave a propper send off. The next year I replaced it with my original... that was in 05'...the rest is history. That one hangs on my wall. God bless you Myron, and thanks for one of our proudest traditions.

Dee Mca
01-18-2009, 05:49 PM
I had to replace mine so I got a 75th anny Towel. Wanting to get the superbowl towel.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-18-2009, 10:34 PM
The Towels were out in force like crazy, what a beautiful scene! A sea of black and gold!

vidaliasteelerfan
01-18-2009, 11:52 PM
We are waving it in full force in Vidalia, GA

SteelFanInIL
01-19-2009, 12:33 AM
I had to replace mine so I got a 75th anny Towel. Wanting to get the superbowl towel.

Two weeks....just wait , you will have one.

Steel Trap86
01-21-2009, 09:37 PM
GOLD :cope: :cope: :cope:

greennick
01-22-2009, 07:52 AM
<snip>

Good story, though poor form selling it to the opposition. Only bad things could come of that!

Axeman
01-22-2009, 09:33 AM
Do you have a yellow or black Terrible Towel ?

I have both.

ejsteeler
01-22-2009, 09:59 AM
I had to replace mine so I got a 75th anny Towel. Wanting to get the superbowl towel.

They have it on sale already....go get it unless you're a jinx believer. :yellowthumb:

vtwin_gary
01-22-2009, 10:10 AM
i'm a bit of a TT freak.
i have 2 or 3 that are the just plain yellow TT's
i have an original that my father gave me as a child (from the first year or so)
I have a SB XL
one from heinz field with that logo on it
i have a huge one (its a beach towel)
i have a lic plate of one on my truck
and to top it all off i have one tattooed on my calf (you can see it in the show your ink thread) (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1035&page=2)
i'm currently wanting a t-shirt but haven't got it yet

Dean Denton
01-22-2009, 11:33 AM
I have one black and one gold. Both hanging in my Steeler room. I lost an old one from the 90's, it was gold. I also made one for my baby with her little spit rag. she flips that thing around during the game and tries to say Terrible Towel...its cute...

CURTAIN OF STEEL
01-22-2009, 09:44 PM
I think I have about 9........ALL OF THEM GOLD :tt02:

MOTORKRAFT
01-22-2009, 09:54 PM
I don't have one. I bought 2, gave one to one of my Steeler friends and gave the other to my son. I have my Steeler football helmet that sits on my t.v. I always grab that and pump it in the air when something good happens.:cope:

Andalusi
01-22-2009, 11:45 PM
I am new to the Steelers so I only have one. It is new, just bought it last year. I got the woven one so the front is yellow and the back is black. I was saving it for the super bowl but I pulled it out for the Chargers game. I also have terrible towel as a flag for my car window that has been there since the Ravens game in December.

MOTORKRAFT
01-23-2009, 12:14 AM
I am new to the Steelers so I only have one. It is new, just bought it last year. I got the woven one so the front is yellow and the back is black. I was saving it for the super bowl but I pulled it out for the Chargers game. I also have terrible towel as a flag for my car window that has been there since the Ravens game in December. New football fan? Jumping on the band wagon? Doesn't matter, as a Steeler fan I will welcome you to the club. I will let others welcome you to the site.:tt02:

TEEMONT
01-23-2009, 09:39 AM
tears......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4xi7eA68og

ejsteeler
01-23-2009, 11:41 AM
very cool, thanks for posting it up. :yellowthumb:

scott0326
01-23-2009, 01:54 PM
I have a 10 year old yellow TT.

SteelFanInIL
01-23-2009, 05:34 PM
I think I have about 9........ALL OF THEM GOLD :tt02:

i just want to know where you got your avatar lol:clap::clap:

Dean Denton
01-23-2009, 05:55 PM
i just want to know where you got your avatar lol:clap::clap:
its my wife, I sold him the photos....lol

vtwin_gary
02-07-2009, 09:33 PM
Check out this web site (http://www.hsfootballweb.com/ttowelpics.htm)

It shows pics of people all over the world with there terrible towels.

Be sure to check out page 4, just under Obama's picture.

steel4life
02-09-2009, 09:37 PM
My latest is yellow with all 6 superbowls on them. And I also have a older one thats gold.:cope:

vtwin_gary
02-09-2009, 10:57 PM
i think i'll have to get me one with the 6 on it.

waddawurld
02-10-2009, 08:08 AM
I have 2- but the first one was 'given' to me by Art Modell who owned the Cleveland Browns. I was a charter pilot working for a company in Cleveland and I had the trip that took him to Pittsburgh for a meeting with the Rooney family in November of 1978. While I was waiting for him to return to the plane, a representative from the Steelers came up to me and asked me to give Mr. Modell a 'gift' which he handed to me. When Modell returned to go home I gave him the package and he proceeded to open it in front of me. When he saw what it was he sneered in disgust and said:' here--you want this?' I said sure and I have it to this day-- makes it even more special, doesn't it?

$teelersRule
02-10-2009, 11:30 AM
I have 2- but the first one was 'given' to me by Art Modell who owned the Cleveland Browns. I was a charter pilot working for a company in Cleveland and I had the trip that took him to Pittsburgh for a meeting with the Rooney family in November of 1978. While I was waiting for him to return to the plane, a representative from the Steelers came up to me and asked me to give Mr. Modell a 'gift' which he handed to me. When Modell returned to go home I gave him the package and he proceeded to open it in front of me. When he saw what it was he sneered in disgust and said:' here--you want this?' I said sure and I have it to this day-- makes it even more special, doesn't it?

wow thats a cool story, is that true?
:popcorn:

vtwin_gary
02-10-2009, 12:07 PM
modell's towel.
hehe that's great.

waddawurld
02-11-2009, 09:07 PM
Thats a true story-- the look of disgust on Modell's face was priceless!

vtwin_gary
02-11-2009, 09:38 PM
you should have that towel framed with an upside down picture of modell with it.

RIVERS OF STEEL
02-11-2009, 09:41 PM
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=199&stc=1&d=1234406116

Oldman Modess would do something like that. Look where that got his mighty dawgs.

Zachintosh66
02-13-2009, 02:47 AM
man i own several...

my original as a kid (hanging up on the wall and dont use)
a black one
super bowl xl one
2 - 5x champs (each son)

vtwin_gary
02-17-2009, 10:06 AM
just had family pics taken at the beach & thought i'd post this one here
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1739/l2bfecfc48e5f47ab97035bui8.jpg

blitzburgh58
02-17-2009, 04:17 PM
i have 14 terrible towels:cope::cope::cope:

TampaSteelGirl
02-18-2009, 03:53 PM
just had family pics taken at the beach & thought i'd post this one here
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1739/l2bfecfc48e5f47ab97035bui8.jpg

Very nice pic!! You have a beautiful family! See nothing looks better than Black and Gold on the beach!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dean Denton
02-18-2009, 04:08 PM
Very nice pic!! You have a beautiful family! See nothing looks better than Black and Gold on the beach!!! Thanks for sharing!! Where did you see pics?

ejsteeler
02-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Where did you see pics?

:lol: Man, you don't know what your missing. You need to fix that problem of yours not being able to see pix. There are some great ones in these threads.....

and yes Gary, that is a fine looking family you have there. The Black and Gold always helps though...:grin1:

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
02-19-2009, 12:22 PM
I have both the Yellow and Black...I love the Black TT..I always thought they should have a "Black Out" at Heinz field..of course it'd have to be a day game..but i think it'd look cool as hell everyone waving black TT's.

Gary..nice pic! Was that in Pensacola?
:steelersflag5:

TampaSteelGirl
02-19-2009, 01:48 PM
Where did you see pics?

Dude the picture is huge!! How can you miss it?? Are you crazy!????? It's a gorgeous picture of his family with a gorgeous sunset and ocean behind him!! What's wrong with you...buddy you ok or somethin????? you ok???:duh:

ejsteeler
02-19-2009, 02:17 PM
Dude the picture is huge!! How can you miss it?? Are you crazy!????? It's a gorgeous picture of his family with a gorgeous sunset and ocean behind him!! What's wrong with you...buddy you ok or somethin????? you ok???:duh:

:lol: Well, we all know he is not ok, but I think this is more about a shiatty browser or computer....:bangdesk:

TampaSteelGirl
02-19-2009, 02:41 PM
:lol: Well, we all know he is not ok, but I think this is more about a shiatty browser or computer....:bangdesk:

:hilarious: I know right!! Poor guy! :grin1:

vtwin_gary
02-19-2009, 04:41 PM
thanks for all the compliments guys. you should have seen the people at the beach dumbfounded as we prepared for the pictures.

Dean Denton
02-19-2009, 04:56 PM
Dude the picture is huge!! How can you miss it?? Are you crazy!????? It's a gorgeous picture of his family with a gorgeous sunset and ocean behind him!! What's wrong with you...buddy you ok or somethin????? you ok???:duh:
Yikes, tough crowd. you guys are brutal. The picture does not come up on my computer, but TampaSteelGirl, you painted such a beautiful image that it was like I was there in the photo. Thank you for the descriptive visual assistants. Your the best. I'm glad we are friends. You know the worst things about me, and yet we are still friends...xoxoxoxoxo.....lol

vtwin_gary
02-19-2009, 06:35 PM
if you need to see here is the direct link (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1739/l2bfecfc48e5f47ab97035bui8.jpg)

TampaSteelGirl
02-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Yikes, tough crowd. you guys are brutal. The picture does not come up on my computer, but TampaSteelGirl, you painted such a beautiful image that it was like I was there in the photo. Thank you for the descriptive visual assistants. Your the best. I'm glad we are friends. You know the worst things about me, and yet we are still friends...xoxoxoxoxo.....lol

Absoutely my pal.....:hugs:

Callax
02-23-2009, 10:08 PM
I have 2... a black and a yellow
my girl has a gold one and we have a steeler bear and a steeler santa statue that states
Since you've been extra special this year, santa has a special gift for you...ho ho ho merry Christmas HAHAHAHA and santa spins around and moons you with a sticker on his butt that says BALTIMORE SUCKS !!
LOVE THAT THING!!!!

Hburg
02-25-2009, 09:09 PM
Currently I have 4 Gold Terrible Towels. I have two regular ones although the text style on each is different. One is hung up and has some autographs and the other is used to wave on gameday. I have a super bowl XL one in my bedroom and I just got a super bowl XLIII one although I am thinking of contacting the company and complaining because it is printed crooked.

BuFu

DBR96A
02-25-2009, 10:34 PM
I have a Super Bowl XL champions towel, a 75th anniversary towel and a black towel. This week I will be adding a Super Bowl XLIII champions towel to my collection.

Stairwayto7
02-26-2009, 05:39 AM
I think we have 7 or 8 total. One which is black. And one of the pale yellow (original fom 70`s) rest are all the newer yellow (gold)