Published April 24, 2018 by Sharks Sports & Entertainment
Rallying Around A Playoff Towel
Even though you’ve probably waved a rally towel before, it’s unlikely you ever thought about who first came up with the idea. The rally towel likely has its origins at Western Kentucky University where basketball coach E. A. Diddle waved a red towel on the sideline during games. Rally towels came to professional sports in 1975 when former Pittsburgh Steelers radio broadcaster Myron Cope created the Terrible Towel to stir up the fans.
At the San Jose Sharks, we take our rally towel seriously. We design a new one for every home playoff game and we don’t recycle our towels for each game, let alone each series. It’s extra work and it costs a lot more but people seem to appreciate it.