Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Raise A Toddy

In the fall of 1990 I came to visit Pittsburgh with my dad for the first time to visit Carnegie Mellon. On an extremely rainy fall day, we made our way through Oakland to our hotel, then a Howard Johnson's by Magee Women's Hospital on Boulevard of the Allies. When we got up into our room, I through my stuff on the bed, kicked off my shoes and turned on the television, only to be greeted by a small elderly gentleman with a balding head, bulging eyeballs (was that a lazy eye?), and a voice that was not just nasally but in this extremely strange accent. Well, despite this incredible first impression, I came back to Pittsburgh and even learned to listen to watch the Steelers with the sound down and the radio on, and appreciate, even love, Myron Cope, who retired yesterday after 35 years as the analyst on Steelers radio.

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