Howard Cosell

Bob Costas (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Mint Jubilee)

Keidel: Bob Costas Blurs Line Between Illuminating And Illuminati

If you consider that Costas — whose mental and semantic alacrity once made him the exemplar of sports broadcasting — is deep into the back-nine of his career, perhaps his fits of shock-jock rhetoric are somewhat expected.

06/17/2013

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Keidel: Football Won’t Be The Same Without Pat Summerall

The baritone bard of the NFL for nearly 40 years, Summerall nursed an entire generation into the card-carrying, frothing football maniacs we’ve become.

04/17/2013

In this March 8, 1971, file photo, Joe Frazier hits Muhammad Ali with a left that floored him during the 15th round of their heavyweight title fight at New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/File)

Keidel: The Smoke of Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier was blue collar to the bone, who worked as hard as any American ever has for what he has. And when boxing was an essential sport, Frazier was an essential boxer. Now he faces a faceless opponent: cancer.

11/07/2011