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Remembering the great Myron Cope, king of the Steelers’ radio booth

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had many legendary players, but one person who never wore a helmet might have been one of the greatest legends ever associated with the Black-and-gold.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers - October 31, 2005 Photo by Sean Brady/NFLPhotoLibrary

Recently someone asked me who I would put on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mount Rushmore. For some reason, the first name that came to mind was Myron Cope.

I know, I know, how dare I choose Cope over names like Noll, Greene, Lambert, Bettis, Polamalu and on and on.

Easy. Myron Cope was a large part of my life growing up, and I’m likely not alone when I say this. Growing up, the voice of Cope was the voice heard on game day, not the network television announcers. Simply put, Cope was the soundtrack to a era of my life which brings me an immense amount of joy.

Cope was unique to say the least. His raspy voice truly was something special, but only to those Black-and-gold faithful who never missed a broadcast. There’s a large segment of Steelers Nation who weren’t alive to experience what Cope brought to the games, so I found this YouTube video to help introduce Cope to those fans who never listened to him, and as a beautiful reminder to those who remember Cope as I do.

Check out the video below, but also let us know which Cope-ism/play call was your favorite in the comment section below!