Friday, January 23, 2009

The Terrible Towel and Why the Steelers Need to Win the Super Bowl

Members of the Steeler Nation know all too well the story of the Terrible Towel. 
 It was the brainchild of beloved and departed Myron Cope during the Chuck Noll
Dynasty. The magic of the towel lasted beyond the retirement of Chuck Noll, 
 maintained its staying power throughout the entire Cowher age, and is still going strong in the early years of the Tomlin era. The towels are manufactured in Wisconsin by Chippewa River Industries. Proceeds from the sale of the towels benefit Chippewa, which employs the mentally disabled, and helps to pay for their care. Myron Cope also collected royalties and donated all of them to the Allegheny Valley School, a special needs facility where his autistic son is a resident. Before he died, Cope bequeathed the Towel rights to the school, ensuring proper care for his son and many others. 
What you may not know is that greed has found its inevitable way in to this benevolent endeavor. The NFL is quietly working on a promotion to produce larger towels for every other team in the league besides the Steelers. They plan to unveil this gimmick after the conference championships this week and push it through the Super Bowl. The plan is to market these towels and capture the enthusiasm of the Super Bowl contestants. To get things moving, free towels were handed out at every stadium during the divisional playoffs this week. You may have seen the Tennessee fans waving those powder blue things. Did anyone notice the complete backfire? All the home teams lost EXCEPT the Steelers! 
 This is why the Steelers need to win the Super Bowl. The sanctity of the Terrible Towel must be preserved! 


Blogger Don White said...

Congratulations on the Steeler win.
I just threw my Tennessee Titan's towel in the trash for good luck!

February 4, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

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