Cowher not universally adored in hometown

Despite a terrific record, Bill Cowher was not universally adored in Pittsburgh, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Updated: January 6, 2007, 12:08 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

One would think that The Chin, seemingly hewn from one of the old quarries that once supplied blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh area, would have been sufficient enough to make Bill Cowher unwaveringly popular in his hometown.

After all, does anything scream 'Burgher! like that silhouette?

But it is part of the enigma of Bill Cowher, who Friday made official his long-rumored retirement from the Steelers, that one of the most successful coaches of this era often took it on The ...

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