Yesterday would have been Howard Cosell’s 92nd birthday. For you young ‘uns, here’s a clip of him broadcasting in Earl Weaver’s last game as a manager:
Yes, Cosell was outspoken, egoistic, and even controversial but even as a younger baseball fan I liked him. I liked his voice and I liked his over-confident, outlandish style.
There’s no doubt there are many of you out there who disliked him as a broadcaster. And quite honestly, in this day of cookie-cutter sports analysts and broadcasters, Cosell probably wouldn’t have a job.
Here’s to you Howard… hope you’re enjoying your birthday wherever you ended up.