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Myron Cope
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Sportscaster
    (January 23, 1929-February 27, 2008)
    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Myron Sidney Kopelman
    Color commentator for Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcasts (1970-2004)
    Catchphrases included 'Okel dokel,' 'Yoi,' 'Double yoi' and 'Triple yoi'
    Created the 'Terrible Towel' when he asked fans to bring yellow dish towels to wave at a playoff game with the Baltimore Colts (1975)
    He had a nasal, screechy voice.
    Like Chris Berman, he gave nicknames to most of the players.
    Several Steelers complained that the Terrible Towel made them look like a 'gimmick team.'
    The terrible towel inspired tons of imitators.
    He was the first football commentator inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
    When he retired, the Steelers downsized to a two-man broadcast team rather than replace him.
    He donated trademark rights for the Terrible Towel to Alleghany Valley School, an institute caring for people with physical and mental disabilities, including Cope's autistic son, Daniel.
    The school earned over $2 million from the Terrible Towel.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 33 Votes: 78.79% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 38 Votes: 55.26% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 79 Votes: 51.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 81 Votes: 35.80% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 95 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
 
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