I’m not sure longtime Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope had this in mind when he created the “Terrible Towel” back in 1975. At least this guy never has to worry about being without his towel whenever the need to wave it arises, although the only time this thing will ever actually “wave” will be in 40 years or so when a stiff breeze catches his saggy, liver-spotted arm skin.
The owner of this fantabulous piece of Steelers ink is Anthony Lui, a Tucson, Ariz. resident and self-proclaimed “Boss” in the nationwide Steel City Mafia fan club. His inked version of the “Terrible Towel” cost him all of $160 (plus $60 tip), and the satisfaction of having this historic piece of Steelers memorabilia etched on his right forearm, “flowing from the grip of his clenched fist as if already in mid-twirl,” for the rest of his Pittsburgh loving life.
“I love the Steelers with a passion and I wanted a piece to show the Steeler Pride that’s in me! I love to go big or stay home so my idea was a Terrible Towel that took up my whole inner arm! STEELER NATION!”
Poetic. We are all STEELER NATION…minus the god-awful tattoo.