Now lengthily updated to include Myron Cope’s odyssey into retirement and the Steelers’ breathtaking Super Bowl XL run, this entertaining, revealing memoir of the Pittsburgh writer-turned-broadcaster recounts memories and behind-the-scenes stories from a career that many call truly special. No broadcaster has come even close to matching his stretch of 35 years as radio color analyst for an NFL team’s games—in Cope’s case, the five-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. He now returns to his earlier profession of writer-author and gives you even further insight into the performers who have inspired the Steelers Nation. Their path to the top is reflected in observ-ations he offers with admiration, amusement, and blunt criticism.
Seasoned with laugh-out-loud anecdotes and touching vignettes, Double Yoi! shares Cope’s most personal moments, from labor pains in birthing the Terrible Towel to the reason behind his charity work with the physically and mentally afflicted—among them, his son Danny—to his emotional dedication to his late wife, Mildred, who died after a long battle with cancer. The author’s most embarrassing moments, including getting the hook during his Pro Football Hall of Fame acceptance remarks, are here as well.
Famed for his raspy voice and incendiary style, Myron Cope transcended mere broadcasting to become part of the Pittsburgh Steelers mythos and a football legend. From firsthand experiences, Cope brings his takes on the famous, such as Terry Bradshaw, Muhammad Ali, the Dallas "Cryboys", and Bill Cowher. Cope also explains how he helped John F. Kennedy become America’s first Catholic President and how Frank Sinatra nearly cost him his job. You’ll also learn why he was kidnapped by Franco’s Italian Army and how his birth name was deemed "too Jewish" to be his byline.
Double Yoi! is the ultimate collector’s item for the Pittsburgh-loyal and the standard for accom-plished sportswriters nationwide.
Myron Cope’s lifelong home—by choice—has been his native Pittsburgh, yet across the nation he has been called unique.
From the top echelon of Sports Illustrated’s editors, his writing is held "among the best ever in SI" and is used as a model in university journalism classes. He captured humor wherever he found it, including in himself. Cope dipped into broadcast work by accident, but went on to a radio-TV career that encompassed an NFL-record 35-year run as color analyst of Steelers games. In 2005, he became the first pro-football announcer inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, where he shares enshrinement with such figures as Bob Hope, Edward R. Murrow, and Vin Scully.
Here—after recently retiring from the airwaves—Cope greatly expands his hardback memoir that enjoyed several sold-out printings.
Meantime, his famous Terrible Towel waved on in its 30th year as the Steelers won Super Bowl XL.
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Cope was for more than 30 years an official Pittsburgh legend, first apparing on radio station WTAE as a sports broadcaster, then television commentary for station WTAE-TV. He is also the inventor of the Terrible Towel, the Steelers' famed good-luck symbol.
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Book Description Sports Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111596700696
Book Description Sports Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1596700696