A Pittsburgh guy. Truly.
- "Yoi and double yoi!"
- "A little birdie told me ..."
- "Deck those Broncos, they're just yonkos!"
- "The little Cleve Brownies ..."
- "The Dallas Cryboys ..."
- "The Cincy Bungles ..."
- "Okel-dokel, that makes you a Cope-a-Nut!"
- "How do, ya got Cope here, what's on your cranium?"
- "Welcome to the Cope-a-cabana!"
Myron Cope. The quintessential Pittsburgh guy.
Rest in peace, Myron. It's quiet, too quiet, without you.
- Post-Gazette Obituary (Highly recommended; great writing by Gene Collier)
- The Pittsburgh Channel.com (WTAE-TV: nice video, text, slideshow and reader tributes to Myron)
- CBS Sportsline
- CNN (Associated Press obit)
- Arlin's Myron Cope Sounds
- The Game That Was
- Pitt Magazine Article
- Myron on YouTube
- Tribute From Mondesi's House on Deadspin
- Myron Cope: A Pittsburgh Legend
- Tribute(s) From "Just Sayin'"
- A nice roundup of links, including audio/video, from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
- The Christmas Ape's take, on Kissing Suzy Kolber, including this gem of a reader comment ...
- A nice tribute to Myron's career in this USA Today article, published upon Myron's Retirement in 2005
- The Post-Gazette's Blog 'n Gold runs a nice collection of Myron articles, video, audio and tributes from across the blogosphere
- Also in the Post-Gazette, Pirates beat writer Dejan Kovacevic wrote the following to lead off his post in Thursday's edition of Pirates Q&A ...
"My very deepest condolences to the family of Myron Cope.
"I had the chance to meet the man formally only once, back in 1992 while covering a Steelers training camp, but I was extremely fortunate to have formed a more meaningful connection with him this past summer when he wrote me two personal, handwritten letters last summer. I will keep the contents to myself, but suffice it to say that one is framed and hanging above my desk back home. I have had no higher honor in this business.
"Our city has lost a giant, not just in broadcasting but also in writing. That aspect of his career was immensely underappreciated, I always have thought, but it should not be. Anyone wanting a taste of that brilliance should look up his poignant piece about Roberto Clemente for Sports Illustrated from the 1960s. It can be found in many compilation books, not the least of which is one appropriately entitled, "The Best American Sports Writing of the Century.""