Monday Night Football sportscaster who developed a famous on-air friendship with boxer
He graduated from NYU with an English degree and later went back for law school.
He was quoted saying 'Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. I have been called all of these. Of course, I am.'
He married Mary Edith Abrams in 1944; the couple had two daughters together.
His most famous broadcasting moment occurred during a boxing match between Joe Frazier and George Foreman where he said "Down goes Frazier" repeatedly at the end.