Bob Sirott’s Dumpster of Audio Memories: Wishing Howard Cosell a happy birthday!

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FILE – In this Aug. 7, 1972, file photo, Muhammad Ali jokes with television sports commentator Howard Cosell before the start of the Olympic boxing trials, in West Point, NY. Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family Friday, June 3, 2016. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Sirott was digging through some old tapes, and came across a gem from the mid-seventies where he called up sports broadcasting legend, Howard Cosell, to wish him a happy birthday. Cosell passed away on this day in 1995. Bob and Dave share some Cosell memories before and after Bob played the phone call.

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