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December 27, 1991
FOOTBALL (NFL) * Pittsburgh Steelers -- Announced the retirement of Chuck Noll (coach).HOCKEY (NHL) * New York Rangers -- Traded Greg Millen (goaltender) to the Detroit Red Wings for a 1992 draft choice. Traded Guy Larose (center) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mike Stevens (left wing) and assigned Stevens to Binghamton of the AHL.
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February 28, 2008
I wouldn't expect anyone in Ravens-land to be very sympathetic regarding much having to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I know that Baltimore fans, along with NFL followers everywhere, were saddened by the news yesterday of the passing of former Steelers announcer Myron Cope. Cope, 79, was truly an NFL treasure. Extremely partisan to be sure, he was also the father of a football icon, the Terrible Towel. If you used to bristle at the way Cope - whose voice I can best describe as a polka accordion being run over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - occasionally called the Ravens the Bal-ti-more Black Birdies, take consolation in that he gave a pretty good razzing to the "Cleve Brownies" and the "Cincy Bungles," too. And if for no other reason, I will always hold Mr. Cope in the highest regard for having the kind of chutzpah to good-naturedly nickname the aloof Chuck Noll - "Emperor Chaz."
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January 22, 1992
As he walked past the four Super Bowl trophies that glisten under a spotlight just outside his office, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher decided something was missing.A fifth trophy.Call it the confidence of youth, but Cowher obviously isn't intimidated about replacing Chuck Noll, who won more games than all but four coaches in NFL history.Cowher, who signed a four-year contract yesterday, is the NFL's second-youngest head coach at age 34 (the Cincinnati Bengals' David Shula is 32) and is only the second Steelers coach in the past quarter-century.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | August 21, 2007
LATROBE, Pa. -- A year ago, Willie Parker came into training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers here at Saint Vincent College trying to make the team's fervent fan base forget that Jerome Bettis was no longer rumbling out of the backfield. Though Parker had led the Steelers in rushing during their Super Bowl championship run in 2005, even scoring a 75-yard touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks on the NFL's biggest stage, Parker knew that many wondered if he could measure up to one of the most beloved players in the team's history.
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January 27, 1991
Super Bowl XIII was the matchup of two-time Super Bowl champions, as the Pittsburgh Steelers met the Dallas Cowboys. It turned out to be the Terry Bradshaw show, as the Steelers quarterback and game MVP completed 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 35-31 victory.Two of Bradshaw's touchdown passes, of 28 and 75 yards, went to wide receiver John Stallworth, and an 18-yard game-winner went to Lynn Swann with six minutes left to give the Steelers a 35-17 lead. Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach threw two touchdown passes in the remaining time, but it was too late.
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By VITO STELLINO | May 24, 1992
When the NFL Players Association ended its last strike Oct. 15, 1987, by sending its players back to work without a contract and filing a free agency lawsuit, Pete Rozelle was commissioner, Tom Landry and Chuck Noll were still prowling the sidelines and Paul Tagliabue was an obscure lawyer.It remains to be seen if that's enough to save the league.*Fore!: Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien hopes to stick to the fairways in the Kemper Open this week. The golf tournament gave him a spot to capitalize on his popularity in Washington.
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February 28, 2008
I wouldn't expect anyone in Ravens-land to be very sympathetic regarding much having to do with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But I know that Baltimore fans, along with NFL followers everywhere, were saddened by the news yesterday of the passing of former Steelers announcer Myron Cope. Cope, 79, was truly an NFL treasure. Extremely partisan to be sure, he was also the father of a football icon, the Terrible Towel. If you used to bristle at the way Cope - whose voice I can best describe as a polka accordion being run over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - occasionally called the Ravens the Bal-ti-more Black Birdies, take consolation in that he gave a pretty good razzing to the "Cleve Brownies" and the "Cincy Bungles," too. And if for no other reason, I will always hold Mr. Cope in the highest regard for having the kind of chutzpah to good-naturedly nickname the aloof Chuck Noll - "Emperor Chaz."
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | September 4, 1992
ASHBURN, Va. -- Huey Richardson looked edgy, as if he were getting ready to sit in a dentist's chair.The linebacker, who was acquired by the Washington Redskins from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick, was obviously nervous yesterday as he stood in front of his locker and spoke to reporters.That's something Richardson never did in Pittsburgh, where he earned a reputation for being a loner."I was always just very quiet. I would never insult anyone or do anything to offend someone . . . I just basically said I'd rather not give interviews," Richardson said.
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By Vito Stellino | December 27, 1991
Chuck Noll left pro football yesterday with four Super Bowl rings and a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.Noll, after 23 years as Pittsburgh Steelers coach, leaves an unmatched legacy of four Super Bowl championships, but his success on the field obscured his many other facets -- he can fly an airplane, pilot a boat, savor a fine wine and quote Emerson.It was typical of Noll that when he was asked at a news conference yesterday about the acrimonious departure of such stars as Terry Bradshaw -- who didn't mention Noll's name when he gave his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- and Franco Harris, he quoted Emerson.
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December 25, 1991
Dan Rooney is president of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he insists he doesn't know if Chuck Noll will be back as coach.So, how could anyone else?Noll has hinted he might retire after 23 seasons as the Steelers' coach, but he seemed uncertain about his plans at the news conference after Pittsburgh's 17-10 victory Sunday over the Cleveland Browns.Before the Steelers office was closed for Christmas, Rooney said he "honestly" won't know Noll's plans until a meeting later this week."Obviously, the situation as far as who the coach is, is going to have something to say about who our quarterbacks are," Rooney said after talking to quarterback Bubby Brister, whose contract has expired.
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By MIKE PRESTON | January 23, 2003
SAN DIEGO - Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls. Don Shula had the perfect season. Vince Lombardi seemed to set the standard for every NFL coach, and Bill Walsh was the first modern-day "genius." But none of them achieved what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Jon Gruden did this season. He became the first coach to get two teams to the Super Bowl in the same season. Call the folks at Ripley's. In four years in Oakland, Gruden ticked off the Raiders so much that they wanted to prove he was the reason they didn't win a Super Bowl.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1997
It might be called Parcellsian or Reevesian -- the desire for coaches to have complete control of their organizations.The quest for that control recently led Bill Parcells to the New York Jets and Dan Reeves to Atlanta.The last coach you'd think would suffer from that ailment is Mike Holmgren, the low-key leader of the Green Bay Packers.The former high school coach won the Super Bowl while working with personnel chief Ron Wolf in what seems to be one of the better relationships in the league.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
Dan Reeves of the New York Giants and June Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, two coaches who were victims of personality conflicts, were fired yesterday.Reeves' downfall was his inability to adapt to the Giants' system, in which the general manager, not the coach, runs the organization. Jones never recovered from a sideline blowup with quarterback Jeff George during the third game of the season, when he yanked George after an interception. Jones suspended and then released George and went 3-13 without him.Reeves and Jones were the second and third coaches to be fired in the past two days.
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By SUSAN REIMER | January 9, 1996
Our family was gathered in my mother's home in Pittsburgh for our traditional Christmas Eve celebration and because all four of my mother's daughters married and all of us bore sons, the Steelers game was on television.On the last play of the last game of the regular season, Steelers wide receiver Yancey Thigpen missed a catch in the corner of the end zone that anyone in my mother's living room could have caught, and it cost the Steelers a victory over Green Bay.Immediately upon seeing the replay, my dear, fragile mother barked at the television screen, "What's the matter with you, Yancey.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | September 4, 1992
ASHBURN, Va. -- Huey Richardson looked edgy, as if he were getting ready to sit in a dentist's chair.The linebacker, who was acquired by the Washington Redskins from the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday for a seventh-round pick, was obviously nervous yesterday as he stood in front of his locker and spoke to reporters.That's something Richardson never did in Pittsburgh, where he earned a reputation for being a loner."I was always just very quiet. I would never insult anyone or do anything to offend someone . . . I just basically said I'd rather not give interviews," Richardson said.
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By VITO STELLINO | May 24, 1992
When the NFL Players Association ended its last strike Oct. 15, 1987, by sending its players back to work without a contract and filing a free agency lawsuit, Pete Rozelle was commissioner, Tom Landry and Chuck Noll were still prowling the sidelines and Paul Tagliabue was an obscure lawyer.It remains to be seen if that's enough to save the league.*Fore!: Washington Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien hopes to stick to the fairways in the Kemper Open this week. The golf tournament gave him a spot to capitalize on his popularity in Washington.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1996
Dan Reeves of the New York Giants and June Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, two coaches who were victims of personality conflicts, were fired yesterday.Reeves' downfall was his inability to adapt to the Giants' system, in which the general manager, not the coach, runs the organization. Jones never recovered from a sideline blowup with quarterback Jeff George during the third game of the season, when he yanked George after an interception. Jones suspended and then released George and went 3-13 without him.Reeves and Jones were the second and third coaches to be fired in the past two days.
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By SUSAN REIMER | January 9, 1996
Our family was gathered in my mother's home in Pittsburgh for our traditional Christmas Eve celebration and because all four of my mother's daughters married and all of us bore sons, the Steelers game was on television.On the last play of the last game of the regular season, Steelers wide receiver Yancey Thigpen missed a catch in the corner of the end zone that anyone in my mother's living room could have caught, and it cost the Steelers a victory over Green Bay.Immediately upon seeing the replay, my dear, fragile mother barked at the television screen, "What's the matter with you, Yancey.
SPORTS
January 22, 1992
As he walked past the four Super Bowl trophies that glisten under a spotlight just outside his office, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher decided something was missing.A fifth trophy.Call it the confidence of youth, but Cowher obviously isn't intimidated about replacing Chuck Noll, who won more games than all but four coaches in NFL history.Cowher, who signed a four-year contract yesterday, is the NFL's second-youngest head coach at age 34 (the Cincinnati Bengals' David Shula is 32) and is only the second Steelers coach in the past quarter-century.
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December 27, 1991
FOOTBALL (NFL) * Pittsburgh Steelers -- Announced the retirement of Chuck Noll (coach).HOCKEY (NHL) * New York Rangers -- Traded Greg Millen (goaltender) to the Detroit Red Wings for a 1992 draft choice. Traded Guy Larose (center) to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Mike Stevens (left wing) and assigned Stevens to Binghamton of the AHL.
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