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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cosell, Howard Originally Howard William Cohen. 1918-1995. American radio and television sportscaster. Known for his outspokenness, he was a commentator for the American Broadcasting Company's "Monday Night Football,” from 1970 to 1983.

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  • Work on the documentary produced a nickname for Cosell when he heard Lombardi refer to him as “Coach.”

    Sound and Fury

  • In turn, as Lombardi did, they called Cosell “Coach.”

    Sound and Fury

  • Then he called Cosell to report that he and Arledge thought he had done well, no matter the critical mail.

    Sound and Fury

  • The NFL’s “Monday Night Football,” a hallmark of television sports programming since the days of Howard Cosell, is leaving ABC after 35 years for ESPN starting with the 2006 season.

    MNF moves to ESPN

  • He called Cosell in the booth at Miami’s Orange Bowl, late in a Dolphins-Patriots game.

    Sound and Fury

  • On an afternoon in June 1970, Arledge finally called Cosell.

    Sound and Fury

  • A year after Mexico City, Arledge called Cosell a “genuine celebrity…insecure, insomniac, self-involved—but, I thought, well worth the trouble.”

    Sound and Fury

  • KING: Did you ever ask Michael Mann why he picked you to play Cosell, which is definitely against type?

    CNN Transcript Mar 17, 2002

  • Jerry Izenberg had called Cosell “the black man’s white man.”

    Sound and Fury

  • Monday Night gets a pass, because it's been around for decades and we can't help but romanticize Howard Cosell and Dandy Don jabbing in yellow blazers.

    Is It Possible to Have Too Much Football?

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