quote by Lisa Guerrero

I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and the other guys with my dad.

— Lisa Guerrero

Viral Cosell quotations

That's the biggest problem with boxing in the United States.

They do not promote it like they used to, when it used to be Howard Cosell and they showed it on 'Wide World of Sports.' Everybody knew all the fighters. Everybody was looking forward to the year when the Olympics came on.

I believe it was Shakespeare, or possibly Howard Cosell, who first observed that marriage is very much like a birthday candle, in that 'the flames of passion burn brightest when the wick of intimacy is first ignited by the disposable butane lighter of physical attraction, but sooner or later the heat of familiarity causes the wax of boredom to drip all over the vanilla frosting of novelty and the shredded coconut of romance.' I could not have phrased it better myself.

One of the best ones out there was a guy named Howard Cosell. He was the best.

Maybe I had something to do with that.

I don't know. But public don't believe press. If you were straight and really told it like it is, as Howard Cosell used to say, right? Of course, he had some questions also. But, if you were straight, I would be your biggest booster. I would be your biggest fan in the world, including bad stories about me. But if you go - as an example, you're CNN. I mean, it's story after story after story is bad.


Sometimes Howard [Cosell] makes me wish I was a dog and he was a fireplug.

My father watched football with the sound off because he lived in fear of hearing the voice of Howard Cosell.

Every person working in sports journalism today owes a tremendous debt to Howard Cosell. His greatest contribution was elevating sports reporting out of daily play-by-play and placing it in the larger context of society.

I wanted to be Red Barber, Mel Allen or Howard Cosell.

I loved their personalities and all of their sounds.

Howard Cosell was gonna be a boxer when he was a kid only they couldn't find a mouthpiece big enough.


The Russians have a weapon that can wipe out two hundred eighty thousand Americans. That puts them exactly ten years behind Howard Cosell.