Muhammad Ali died at the age of seventy-four last night in Arizona.  He was known as the self-titled ‘The Greatest.’  He won an Olympic Gold Medal, several world titles, spoke out against the Vietnam War and was a civil rights activist.  However, I’ll remember Ali for his on-camera friendship with Howard Cosell.  They were a real life ‘odd couple.  One the most famous athlete and the other a controversial sportscaster.  Their relationship lasted for over sixteen years joking and promoting.  But there was something more to it; they genuinely liked each other.  While most of America was embroiled in the Civil Rights struggle, Ali, and Cosell,  a black man and a white man, displayed a charm that appealed to all races.

Here is a compilation of their years together.