The Internet reaches its pinnacle: Howard Cosell and Jan Smithers

Does the World Wide Web get any better than this? Howard Cosell analyzes Jan Smithers while she sits in a dunk tank at the mercy of Dick Van Patten in 1979 on Battle of the Network Stars.

“This is a very serious girl, in point of fact,” Cosell concludes.

  • Anonymous

    that was the only Cosell quote that didn’t sound creepy, just a little bit patronizing

    and my oh my, she is lovely

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       It was so Cosell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Hitchcock/1676059435 Jim Hitchcock

    I feel suddenly delirious.

    Good luck to DT and TBLA at the tournament. I’m expecting to see gap doubles by both Jon & HJ on the scorecards.

    • Anonymous

      thank god there will be no scorecards

  • Anonymous

    Must have killed Cosell to get this assignment.

  • Anonymous

    Billy Crystal with the color commentary.

  • Anonymous

    I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Battle of the PBS Network Stars:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIMjYA8kE0A 

    • Anonymous

      And a Cosell quip about Lasorda’s Dodgers.

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    The Cosell quote I remember is on MNF when some small black receiver caught a pass and headed for the end zone. Cosell said “Look at that little monkey go!”

    • Anonymous

      that’s how I remembered it, but it’s not exactly what he said apparently:
      http://howardcosell-littlemonkeycomment.blogspot.com/2011/03/look-at-that-little-monkey-run.html 

      • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

        Huh. Whoever the proprietor of that site is, he or she did some work to put it together.

        My memory was that it was one of the Redskins, but I was thinking later when they had the Smurfs. Cosell was long gone from the booth at that point, I’m pretty sure.

        Thanks, Mike.

  • Anonymous

    We play this dunking game where I live at Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Feast of San Paolinis, in early July every summer,  only they use a clown. Now I know how they can get more people to throw the ball at the target.

  • KT

    Looking forward to meeting all of you guys tomorrow. My kids and I will be traveling up from San Diego to take in a few games before traveling down the street a couple of miles to my folks house to play with the cousins…Looks like it’s going to be a nice day

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • http://twitter.com/SilveryJessica Jessica VoxPop

    Are you kidding me?  This is GOLD, Jonny.  GOLD.