About 10 years ago, chances are the entire Camden Yards crowd and audience watching at home would have booed or griped at the sight of former Steelers coach Bill Cowher at yesterday’s O’s-Yankees game. While Cowher was at one time one of the most reviled men in Baltimore, his time with CBS and status as one of the most universally respected coaches has softened the feelings of many Ravens’ faithful. Since leaving the Pittsburgh sideline, Cowher has become incredibly popular across the country (yes, Charm City included) and is admired and respected by all those who get to work with him (working with Cowher is one of Jason’s favorite things about covering the NFL for CBS). By all accounts, Coach is just a great dude. He even stopped to take photos with an entire wedding party at the Hilton late on Friday night.
At the game, Cowher scored points with Baltimoreans by sporting an O’s hat. Fans flocked to him for autographs and the opportunity to tell him how much they respected him, even while hating his team. He gave everyone the time of day. After the game, he spent his entire evening hanging out with Jerry and Jason, and according to Jason, “Hell, he even seemed to enjoy chatting with Jerry (though he might just be a good actor!)”
While all involved were left feeling good about the time Coach Cowher spent at OPACY, the real story here is what MASN cameras captured behind Cowher heading into the 5th inning (video below).
Anyone who knows Jerry, listens to the pod, or follows him on social media knows that Jerry keeps very exclusive company (or at least is very public about it when he does). In the above video, you find Coleman directly behind Coach Cowher sharing a laugh with Orioles Executive VP and recent podcast guest John Angelos. Where there are important elbows to be rubbed, you can be sure Jerry is near. Orioles broadcast viewers were treated to a shining example of Coleman being Coleman.