Wednesday, February 27, 2008
"I would like to be remembered as a pretty decent writer.”
Fellow-writer Bob Labriola honors Myron Cope's wish to be remembered for more than just being the creator of the Terrible Towel. Read Labriola's story here.
There's another "Terrible Towel" in Heaven
"The squawking talisman of Steelers football," Myron Cope, the beloved sportscaster has died at the age of 79. Fans and players from across the nation are calling it "the end of an era."
The larger-than-life sportcaster who coined the phrase the "Immaculate Reception" and "Double Yoi!" may be best known for the creation of the Steelers' "Terrible Towel."
Condolences have been pouring in from around the sports world as people remember the man who loved Pittsburgh, the Steelers and football. Gene Collier from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette echoed the thoughts of many in the Steeler Nation:
"Myron Cope, the much-decorated master of the written word, the ever-celebrated sand-blaster of the spoken word, and a pre-eminent Pittsburgh symbol of not only our selves but of our hopes and our innate joyfulness, died today."
Click here for the complete obituary.
Myron Cope passes away
Friday, February 22, 2008
Steelers release Tuman, Kriewaldt and Rossum
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Kemoeatu the future at LG?
Kemoeatu would be paid $927,000 next season if the Steelers offer him a "low tender." In that case the club would receive a fifth-round pick if he went elsewhere in free-agency. However, if the Steelers offer a $1.47 million tender it would cost another team a second-round pick to sign Kemoeatu.
Starks receives transition tag
This move could mean that the club is concerned about LT Marvel Smith's back condition, and that they plan to use Starks at left tackle if/when Smith is unable to play. It could also mean that Starks is viewed as Smith's successor at left tackle, as Marvel's contract expires after next season. If Starks plays right tackle it means that the Steelers plan to reshuffle their offensive line, perhaps moving RT Willie Colon to right guard and RG Kendall Simmons to center.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Kirschke signs two-year contract
Monday, February 18, 2008
Steelers sixth in PFW's early 2008 Power Ranking
For what it's worth, the Browns are ranked at #7, the Ravens at #19 and the Bengals at #25. Click here to review the entire list.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
3 Steelers make PFW's "Super 50"
Friday, February 08, 2008
The Green, Green Grass of Home
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Steelers' Pro Bowl Update
Hampton joins Ben Roethlisberger, Alan Faneca and James Harrison in Honolulu, Sun. 02/10.
Two Steelers players will miss the game with injuries, running back Willie Parker (broken leg) and safety Troy Polamalu (sprained knee). Aloha!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Steelers sign QB Zabransky, WR Trannon
Zabransky, who wasn't selected in the 2007 NFL Draft, spent part of last season on the Texans' practice squad and was later released.
Zabransky was 33-5 as Boise State's starter from 2004-06, including an undefeated season in 2006. Zabransky is perhaps best known for his performance in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl in which he was named Most Valuable Player.
In other news, the Steelers also signed wide receiver Trannon, who hails from Plaxico Burress' alma mater, Michigan State. An impressive 6-6, 235-pounds (a big receiver, Ben!), Trannon spent time on several practice squads last season.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Big Ben is a "Super" singer
Check it out here...