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Box Score 12/20: The day Howard Cosell left television

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we plan our riot over Hall of Fame inductees. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we're still upset.)Happy birthday to Cecil Cooper, Bo Ryan, Rich Gannon, Aubrey Huff, David DeJesus, Nate Newton, Ashley Cole, Jenny BoucekÂ...
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December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell: a mismatched pair who were perfect for each other

One man was an African American who grew up in Louisville, KY. The other was a Jew raised in Brooklyn, NY. The pair, Muhammad Ali then Cassius Clay and Howard Cosell met in 1962 and from then on, they forged a unique athlete-reporter relationship that lasted into the 1990’s. Ali and Cosell clicked and wherever Ali went, Cosell would be there to cover and in many cases, call...
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June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall Of Famer, Broadcaster Frank Gifford Dies At 84

NEW YORK — Frank Gifford, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who led the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL title and later teamed with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith in the “Monday Night Football” booth, died Sunday. He was 84. In a statement released by NBC News, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes Sunday morning. His wife, Kathie Lee...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Longtime MNF Announcer Frank Gifford Dead at 84

The longest-tenured commentator in the history of Monday Night Football has died. Longtime ABC Monday Night Football broadcaster Frank Gifford died Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Gifford family released through Kathie Lee Gifford‘s employer NBC News. He was 84, one week shy of his 85th birthday. Outside of Howard Cosell, perhaps nobody [...]
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports media beat: Howard Cosell if he existed today; Blogs With Balls fireworks; Tim Kurkjian

Reprising an old favorite. There’s always so many good stories on the beat worth sharing. Ryan Glasspiegel of Big Lead did an interesting two-part series on Howard Cosell. Part 1 dealt with why he became disillusioned with sports. Part 2 examines what kind of work he would do if he existed today. I asked Kornheiser if he saw similarities between Cosell and Keith Olbermann...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch Howard Cosell shock the world during Patriots game

This week the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots will meet up in Foxborough for another heavyweight fight. These teams have a long history of classic matchups, but today one in particular comes to mind. On December 8th, 1980 the Dolphins and Pats were playing on Monday Night Football when the world learned that John Lennon was shot in New York City. For many people, itâ...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Howard Cosell shocks the world during Patriots Dolphins game

This week the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots will meet up in Foxborough for another heavyweight fight. These teams have a long history of classic matchups, but today one in particular comes to mind. On December 8th, 1980 the Dolphins and Pats were playing on Monday Night Football when the world learned that John Lennon was shot in New York City. For many people, itâ...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night

By Michael K. Reynolds Monday Night Football may no longer be what it once was back in the day when Howard Cosell was doing the color commentary and even more recently when Bocephus was singing, “Are you ready for some football?” But Monday night still has major importance for the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers when they […] Steelers: Much Ado About Monday Night is a post from:...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michaels on Cosell: ‘If you made him king, he’d want to be God’

I am really looking forward to Al Michaels’ new autobiography, “You Can’t Make This Up,” co-written by L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated. The book will be out Nov. 18. Michaels has seen it all and then some during his 50-plus years in the booth. And that includes spending some of those years with  Howard Cosell. The current edition of Sports Illustrated features an excerpt...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Unconventional analyst: Tom Verducci set to make World Series history in Fox booth

Ed Note: The following appears courtesy the fine folks at the National Sports Journalism Center. Howard Cosell and Tom Verducci don’t have much in common, but they will share a bit of history next week. When Verducci works Fox’s coverage of the World Series, he will join Cosell as the only non-player or manager to sit in the TV analyst’s seat for the game’s biggest games...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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