PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Bill Cowher joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway live from the Hotel Hershey to talk about receiving the “Broadcaster of the Year Award,” his recent engagement and of course, some football.
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Cowher says he was very humbled by the award given to him by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
He says his family is doing well. His oldest daughter is married and his youngest is getting married this August.
Cowher’s marriage will be sometime this spring as well.
“She’s a wonderful person, very talented musician, my best friend, and I’m a very lucky man,” Cowher said.
Most of his time is spent between New York City and Raleigh, N.C.
In addition to his position at “The NFL Today” on CBS, he also does commercials and other appearances.
He has appeared in his fiancée’s music video, commercials, and made cameos in “The Waterboy” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” According to Cowher, the appearances total about, “1.2 seconds.”
Larry told Cowher he thought his appearance in “The Waterboy” was “good.”
“I think it was great, what do you mean good? It was really good,” Cowher said.
Cowher’s main job remains with CBS. This year, CBS will be airing Thursday Night Football in a partnership with the NFL Network.
“It’s still very, very enjoyable on Sunday’s to go in [to work], to be able to watch the game and to be able to talk about the game and give insights to the viewers as to my perspective, from a coaching perspective on how this league is unfolding,” he said. “I have the greatest job in America.”
The inaugural Thursday night game on CBS will be played between the Steelers and Ravens. Cowher says all the Thursday games are very intriguing games.
With the NFL Draft coming up this weekend, what does Coach Cowher think the Steelers need to do to prevent another 8-8 season?
Cowher says that a premier receiver should be looked at in the draft. He adds that Ben Roethlisberger isn’t getting any younger and they need to, “give him some weapons.”
Cowher thinks that the Steelers are waiting to see what they get in the draft before making a decision on whether or not to bring back Brett Keisel. He adds that if Keisel came back, he would have to agree to play a specific, possibly diminished role.
Cowher thinks bringing back Keisel would be, “an awesome addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
He adds while the team becomes younger, he says that the Steelers need to, “try to hold on to some veterans that can give you a little bit of a stable presence in the locker room.”