Word, Myron. WORD!

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I don’t care if he’s causing accidents on the Fort Pitt Bridge, don’t let anybody ever tell you that old Myron Cope has lost any of his wit or sharpness due to his age.

Mario, you’ve got the politicians over a good-sized barrel. Reason one, they sat as silent as stone pillars while you sought an arena agreement for years. Reason two, the state Gaming Control Board, by rejecting a casino bid that would have led to an arena, rendered a decision so stupefying as to cause me to wonder: Had board member Sandy Rivers behaved similarly when he officiated NFL games, might he have led the league in calls overturned by instant replay?

Anyhow, Mario, get the deal done in Pittsburgh.

America still includes many who do the right thing. Do it, Mario, and I’ll even forgive the time you stood on a high tee at a par three and saw a runt on the green below standing over a 2-foot birdie putt. You cried out: “Cope! Choke!” As you know, I made birdie.

It’s your turn for a Pittsburgh birdie. It’s a hard one; more’s the reason you’ll be proud of it.

The Chief put it this way: “Money has never been my god — never.”

That? Is beautiful.

I heart Myron Cope. And that? Is the first time I’ve ever used heart as a verb.


  1. IheartMyron2
    February 7, 2007 11:04 am

    Myron moved me with his comments. Lets hope he’s moved Marion as well. A comparison to “The Chief” is a high honor.

  2. IheartMyron2
    February 7, 2007 11:05 am

    Myron moved me with his comments. Lets hope he’s moved Mario as well. A comparison to “The Chief” is a high honor.

  3. spoon
    February 7, 2007 12:16 pm

    “A comparison to “The Chief” is a high honor.”

    Mario smells like bad cigars and Iron City?

  4. Michael Rinsem
    February 7, 2007 12:54 pm

    As I wipe the single tear from my eye, I only have one thing to say, “Triple Yoi!”

  5. Pronovost
    February 7, 2007 1:20 pm

    Myron is right about the politicians but wrong about Mario: he should leave unless he gets a deal as least as good as IOC or Kansas City. The hacks need to be taught a lesson.

  6. Michael Rinsem
    February 8, 2007 7:22 am

    Can someone please show Pronovost the door?

  7. SteelerTribute
    February 8, 2007 10:43 pm

    Right on, Pronovost. Mario has done MORE than enough for this town. Now it’s time someone returns the favor.

  8. Pinto Alegre
    February 9, 2007 8:09 am

    Hey Spoon! What the hell is the “smells like cigars and Iron City” supposed to mean? You have a problem with The Chief and the four Super Bowls he brought to this city?

  9. spoon
    February 9, 2007 10:42 pm

    Um, where did i ever say anything about the Super Bowls and that smelling like cigars and Iron City was a bad thing?

    ummmm yup, I didn’t. thanks for playing. I have a parting gift for you.