Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope died this morning. He was 79. Cope’s nasally Pittsburgh accent and Yiddish-inspired catchphrases, like “double yoi!” and “okel dokel,” were an acquired taste, but he was definitely a legend. Cope started as a freelance journalist, appearing in Sports Illustrated and elsewhere, before being hired to do color for Steelers games in 1970. His first game was also Terry Bradshaw’s first. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2005.
He also invented the Terrible Towel.