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August 21, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Hey, Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Ever wonder what your beloved Terrible Towel would look like if it were written in Chinese? 邁倫應對的官方可怕的毛巾,原來在匹茲堡, How about Bengali? Myron এর মোকাবেলা অফিসিয়াল রচনা গামছা, পিটসবার্গ একটি মৌলিক, Serbian? Мајрон Цопе је званично Ужасно пешкир, Питсбург Оригинал, We could do this all day, courtesy of Google Translate.
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August 21, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Hey, Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Ever wonder what your beloved Terrible Towel would look like if it were written in Chinese? 邁倫應對的官方可怕的毛巾,原來在匹茲堡, How about Bengali? Myron এর মোকাবেলা অফিসিয়াল রচনা গামছা, পিটসবার্গ একটি মৌলিক, Serbian? Мајрон Цопе је званично Ужасно пешкир, Питсбург Оригинал, We could do this all day, courtesy of Google Translate.
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February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Myron Cope, the screechy voiced football announcer whose colorful catchphrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died. He was 79. Cope died Wednesday at a nursing home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon, Pa., said Joe Gordon, a former Steelers executive and a longtime friend of the announcer. Cope was treated for respiratory problems and heart failure in recent months, Gordon said.
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February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Whoa, Pack, Whoa! The Green Bay Packers, the storied franchise from the NFL's smallest town, came through in the biggest of ways Sunday, reaching the mountaintop yet again with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. With a crowd of 103,219 filling every nook of Cowboys Stadium ? and that familiar chant of "Go, Pack, Go!" as a soundtrack ? Packers Coach Mike McCarthy cradled the glistening prize, finally able to return it back to its rightful home. "It's great to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay," said McCarthy, leader of a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, and at last the first in 14 years.
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March 24, 2009 | Sam Farmer, Staff And Wire Reports
Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White famously stomped a Terrible Towel into the ground last season. This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a chance to reply. The Steelers will play host to the Titans on Thursday Sept. 10 in the 2009 kickoff opener, the NFL announced Monday, pitting the defending Super Bowl champions and the team that finished the 2008 regular season with a league-best 13-3 record.
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September 28, 2006 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
It's called betting a dead horse You have heard the argument that horse racing is a dying sport. Now, here's some proof. In Adelaide earlier this week, South Australia's betting agency accepted a bet on a horse that died more than two weeks earlier. Chicakaloo was the horse's name. It was put down Sept. 9 after breaking a leg. Chicakaloo was listed as a 200-1 shot to win the Epsom Handicap on Oct. 7 -- long odds, to be sure, yet not bad for a horse that had been dead for more than two weeks.
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February 7, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
You watched Sunday's game and you might have said to yourself, "Somebody must be making a fortune from all that cloth." It seemed as though everyone in Ford Field was pulling for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and all seemed to be waving Terrible Towels, black-and-gold emblems of unwavering support for the Steelers. The Wisconsin company that makes the towels shipped 700,000 in the two weeks leading up to Sunday's game, mostly into Pittsburgh and Detroit.
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August 9, 2009 | SAM FARMER
In one month, the NFL will open the 2009 season. And NBC will be throwing in the towel. To be specific, when Pittsburgh plays host to Tennessee on Sept. 10, it's a safe bet the network will cue up footage of a memorable moment from last season -- when, in the closing minutes of a Week 16 victory over the Steelers, the Titans' LenDale White and Keith Bulluck stomped a Terrible Towel into the turf. It was disrespectful, unprofessional, immature . . . And box-office gold.
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February 1, 2011 | BILL DWYRE
We are up to Super Bowl 45 now, or XLV to our Roman readers, and the general acceptance of it as a great event surpasses Obama numbers on his Inauguration Day. What's not to like about a big football game to watch, and the grand parties it creates? If we can have a holiday for our independence, why not one for our love of pro football? On some level, we understand that the Super Bowl overwhelmed the concept of sport years ago and became the grandest marketing scheme of all. The NFL isn't a sports brand.
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February 6, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Whoa, Pack, Whoa! The Green Bay Packers, the storied franchise from the NFL's smallest town, came through in the biggest of ways Sunday, reaching the mountaintop yet again with a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. With a crowd of 103,219 filling every nook of Cowboys Stadium ? and that familiar chant of "Go, Pack, Go!" as a soundtrack ? Packers Coach Mike McCarthy cradled the glistening prize, finally able to return it back to its rightful home. "It's great to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Green Bay," said McCarthy, leader of a franchise that has won four Super Bowls, and at last the first in 14 years.
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February 1, 2011 | BILL DWYRE
We are up to Super Bowl 45 now, or XLV to our Roman readers, and the general acceptance of it as a great event surpasses Obama numbers on his Inauguration Day. What's not to like about a big football game to watch, and the grand parties it creates? If we can have a holiday for our independence, why not one for our love of pro football? On some level, we understand that the Super Bowl overwhelmed the concept of sport years ago and became the grandest marketing scheme of all. The NFL isn't a sports brand.
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August 9, 2009 | SAM FARMER
In one month, the NFL will open the 2009 season. And NBC will be throwing in the towel. To be specific, when Pittsburgh plays host to Tennessee on Sept. 10, it's a safe bet the network will cue up footage of a memorable moment from last season -- when, in the closing minutes of a Week 16 victory over the Steelers, the Titans' LenDale White and Keith Bulluck stomped a Terrible Towel into the turf. It was disrespectful, unprofessional, immature . . . And box-office gold.
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March 24, 2009 | Sam Farmer, Staff And Wire Reports
Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White famously stomped a Terrible Towel into the ground last season. This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will get a chance to reply. The Steelers will play host to the Titans on Thursday Sept. 10 in the 2009 kickoff opener, the NFL announced Monday, pitting the defending Super Bowl champions and the team that finished the 2008 regular season with a league-best 13-3 record.
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February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Myron Cope, the screechy voiced football announcer whose colorful catchphrases and twirling Terrible Towel became symbols of the Pittsburgh Steelers during an unrivaled 35 seasons in the broadcast booth, has died. He was 79. Cope died Wednesday at a nursing home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mount Lebanon, Pa., said Joe Gordon, a former Steelers executive and a longtime friend of the announcer. Cope was treated for respiratory problems and heart failure in recent months, Gordon said.
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September 28, 2006 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
It's called betting a dead horse You have heard the argument that horse racing is a dying sport. Now, here's some proof. In Adelaide earlier this week, South Australia's betting agency accepted a bet on a horse that died more than two weeks earlier. Chicakaloo was the horse's name. It was put down Sept. 9 after breaking a leg. Chicakaloo was listed as a 200-1 shot to win the Epsom Handicap on Oct. 7 -- long odds, to be sure, yet not bad for a horse that had been dead for more than two weeks.
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February 7, 2006 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
You watched Sunday's game and you might have said to yourself, "Somebody must be making a fortune from all that cloth." It seemed as though everyone in Ford Field was pulling for the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and all seemed to be waving Terrible Towels, black-and-gold emblems of unwavering support for the Steelers. The Wisconsin company that makes the towels shipped 700,000 in the two weeks leading up to Sunday's game, mostly into Pittsburgh and Detroit.
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December 28, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
As the players disembarked from the plane, a Rose Bowl princess, who was there to greet them, sighed and said: "I don't know who to cheer for, Michigan or Arizona." An official in Arizona State's athletic department overheard the princess but didn't bother to correct her. He's used to it.
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December 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
As the Pittsburgh Steelers troop into a hotel lobby the night before a game, scores of black- and gold-wearing fans huddle anxiously, waiting for their favorite star. Player upon player goes by, yet he still hasn't shown up, and the crowd is growing nervous. Finally, amid a sea of mountainous men who tower over him by at least six inches, a septuagenarian man appears to a frenzied response: "Myron! Over here! Sign my Terrible Towel! Myron, give me a hug!"
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December 28, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
As the players disembarked from the plane, a Rose Bowl princess, who was there to greet them, sighed and said: "I don't know who to cheer for, Michigan or Arizona." An official in Arizona State's athletic department overheard the princess but didn't bother to correct her. He's used to it.
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