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Through the laugh-out-loud anecdotes and observations, Cope gives a very personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the microphone. He recounts the story of an editor who made him ...
Through the laugh-out-loud anecdotes and observations, Cope gives a very personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the microphone. He recounts the story of an editor who made him change his byline because it sounded "too Jewish." He shares the reason behind his charity work for mentally disabled children -- his son Danny. And he dedicates a chapter to his late wife, who died after a long struggle with cancer.
A different kind of "sports book," this memoir doesn't detail Cope's favorite sports moments. You won't find stats, scores and rosters. Instead, Cope shares his remarkable observations as a people-watcher and shows why he has connected with Pittsburgh audiences for decades.
|Part 1||Trying to Get There|
|1||Big Fish, Small Pond||2|
|2||I Never Coulda Been a Contenda||14|
|3||You Wouldn't Care to Buy a Baby Picture, Would You?||21|
|4||Off and Running, Sort Of||28|
|5||Mr. Kopelman, Meet Mr. Cope||34|
|6||On to Magazines and Saving Jack Kennedy's Bacon||45|
|Part 2||Characters Along the Way|
|7||Cassius Marcellus Clay: The Baby With the Big Mouth||60|
|8||Chuck Noll: The Emperor||66|
|9||Terry Bradshaw: Lovable Liar||77|
|10||The Rev:--Praise Be Our Motivators||86|
|11||Who's That Guy in the Mirror?||98|
|12||Half the Steel Curtain||108|
|13||On Football Coaches||118|
|14||Coach Cope--I Almost Had it Right on Kordell||127|
|Part 3||Faith, Memories, and A Few Opinions|
|15||Mildred, The Bad Luck Girl||134|
|16||The Terrible Towel||141|
|17||Talk Shows and Shock Shows||148|
|18||Nearly Fired, Thanks to Sinatra's Telegram||166|
|19||Was the Most Publicized Play in American Sports Kosher?||173|
|20||"How'd You Like Me to Call You Shorty?"||181|
|22||A Closer Look at Me (Which Rhymes With "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," Which Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong Put to a Dixieland Beat That Was Wonderful!)||192|
|23||That Anal Voice||204|
|24||Where Has the Fun Gone?||209|
Posted April 16, 2009
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