THIS IS AN EMAIL I JUST GOT FROM A STEELER FRIEND OF MINE!!
Members of the Steeler Nation know all too well the story of the
Terrible Towel. It was a brainchild of beloved and dearly departed
Myron Cope during the Noll Dynasty. The magic of the towel lasted beyond
the retirement of Chuck Noll, maintained its staying power throughout
the entire Cowher age, and is still going strong in the early years of
the Tomlin era.
The towels are manufactured in Wisconsin by Chippewa River Industries.
Proceeds from the sale of the towels benefit Chippewa, which employs the
mentally disabled, and helps to pay for their care. Myron Cope also
collected royalties and donated all of them to the Allegheny Valley
School, a special needs place where his autistic son is a resident.
Before he died, Cope bequeathed the Towel rights to the school, ensuring
proper care for his son and for many others.
What you may not know is that greed has found its way in to this
benevolent endeavor. The NFL is quietly working on a promotion to
produce larger towels for every other team in the league besides the
Steelers. They plan to unveil this gimmick after the conference
championships this week and push it through the super bowl. The plan is
to market these towels and capture the enthusiasm of the super bowl
contestants. To get things moving, free towels were handed out at every
stadium during the divisional playoffs this week.
You may have seen the Tennessee fans waving those powder blue things.
Of course, they would not have brought their own. Did anyone notice
the complete backfire? All the home teams lost EXCEPT the Steelers!
This is why the Steelers need to win the Superbowl. The sanctity of the
Terrible Towel must be preserved!
Also of note:
After the 2005 season members of the Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North
division champs, stomped all over the Terrible Towel before their
playoff game with the wild card Steelers. The Bengals still have not
recovered from their loss that day. The Steelers went on to win their
Fifth Super Bowl.
On Dec. 21, 2008 members of the Titans stomped on the towel. Three
weeks later, the Titans took an early dismissal from the playoffs. Early
on in that game with the Ravens, many fans were waving their freebie
blue towels marked TITANS! Later, as the rain began to fall, and it got
colder, they put the towels on their necks to stay warm. Appropriately,
as the game went on, their necks began to TIGHTEN! And their team
If the Steelers win the Superbowl this year, they will have to win two
games against teams named after birds. Then the opposing fans can use
their new towels to clean up all the bird S&%#. Also, a Steeler
Super Bowl victory will make the sacrilegious theft of the spirit of
the Terrible Towel the worst marketing idea since the NFL network!
GO STEELERS !
Send this to every Steeler fan you know!
THE MORAL OF THIS STORY IS.....DON'T F*CK WITH OUR TERRIBLE TOWEL!!!