Howard Cosell


In contrast to my many pleasant meetings with John Ritter, there was one night, after a late game that the Los Angeles Rams played, that Howard Cosell came through the airport in a fury.  The game went into overtime, his limo was late, and Howard was not in a very good mood at all.  As a matter of fact, in the entire time I spent at the airport, no one ever demanded the kind of respect that Howard did.  The flight was delayed…not because of mechanical reasons, but instead, they were holding it just for Howard.  So, I knew already that I wouldn’t be able to have the time needed for a picture of him, but what I was not prepared for was just how rude and cantankerous he would be.  Some people that you meet in life stand out for some reasons while others you would not mind not having met at all.  I don’t have to tell you which category that Howard Cosell fit into.


One Response to Howard Cosell

  1. wardrobemalfunctions says:

    To set the record straight, Howard Cosell DID NOT say “Look at that little monkey run” when he was referring to Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett. Cosell made this remark 11 years earlier in 1972 in reference to a play by Kansas City Chiefs Mike Adamle. It was 1983 on Monday Night Football when Cosell made his comment about Alvin Garrett which was “That little monkey gets loose doesn’t he.”

    I am still looking for a sound byte or video clip of Howard Cosell saying “Look at that little monkey run.” I hear that it might be contained in a Preseason 1972 K.C. Chiefs @ Giants 07/29/72 “Hall of Fame” Game. Can anyone locate the actual clip?

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