Thoughts on 30 for 30: Small Potatoes, Who Killed the USFL?

Mike Tollin named his first company “Halcyon Days Productions.” The title fits, since that’s precisely how he portrayed the USFL in Small Potatoes. The league was a flashy 80s production, rebellious, zany and fun. It attracted big stars. Most importantly, it was football, as evidenced with repeated, sonorous interludes from Keith Jackson and Howard Cosell. Tollin awakens a forgotten league, a Wikipedia footnote to those of us under 30, but how successfully?

Continued at The Big Lead

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    • wardrobemalfunctions
    • March 13th, 2011

    To set the record straight, Howard Cosell DID NOT say “Look at that little monkey run” when he was referring to Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett. Cosell made this remark 11 years earlier in 1972 in reference to a play by Kansas City Chiefs Mike Adamle. It was 1983 on Monday Night Football when Cosell made his comment about Alvin Garrett which was “That little monkey gets loose doesn’t he.”

    I am still looking for a sound byte or video clip of Howard Cosell saying “Look at that little monkey run.” I hear that it might be contained in a Preseason 1972 K.C. Chiefs @ Giants 07/29/72 “Hall of Fame” Game. Can anyone locate the actual clip?

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