Wednesday, February 27, 2008

some myron cope links

Alan Robinson, the Associated Press' longtime Pittsburgh correspondent, has a detailed obituary that can be viewed here.

Gene Collier's lively obit in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which pegs Cope as "[o]ne of the last of the great sports characters, a genuine oasis in a sea of ever homogenizing media-ocrity," is here. Collier's lead is perfect: "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."

And for the uninformed, this web site offers numerous hilarious links to snippets of Cope's one-of-a-kind work as a broadcaster.

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