Greg Cosell, a professional football expert, predicted that the Denver Broncos will win a close Super Bowl game on Feb. 2 on the strength of Peyton Manning, who he called probably the best quarterback in history.
For the second episode of “Monday Night Football,” a Kansas City Chiefs-Baltimore Colts game, Howard Cosell breezed into Baltimore with his gut in a knot because of the criticism of his performance the previous Monday.
By the late 1960s, Howard Cosell had, in effect, typecast himself out of the lower classes of the sports-casting realm. He had become too big for not-quite- important events and was relied on by ABC to score the momentous interview.
Greg Cosell, a senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and a nephew of the late sportscaster Howard Cosell, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend before Sunday night’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, that he expects the Baltimore Ravens to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a defense-minded football championship game.
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.