Greg Cosell

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Greg Cosell
Queens, New York, US
Occupationsports filmmaker, film producer, football analyst, author
Years active1979–present

Greg Cosell is an NFL analyst and a senior producer at NFL Films.[1] He is the nephew of iconic broadcaster Howard Cosell. Cosell is widely regarded by NFL insiders as one of the most knowledgeable and trusted football analysts.[2][3]

Born in Queens, New York, Cosell attended Amherst College where he played basketball. After applying for a job at NFL Films, he was interviewed by founder Ed Sabol at the company's New Jersey headquarters, and subsequently hired as a producer.

In 1984, Cosell with NFL Films President Steve Sabol created a show titled Monday Night Matchup (now known as NFL Matchup) which was initially hosted by Chris Berman. The show has grown to one of the most respected sports television programs in the industry[4] and he currently co-hosts the show with Sal Paolantonio and Louis Riddick.

Cosell co-authored the book The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays.[5]

Cosell joins SiriusXM Fantasy Football Morning with John Hansen and Adam Caplan every Friday to break down the film for Fantasy Football fans. He comes into every segment with his theme song, Lawyers, Guns and Money by Warren Zevon.


  1. ^ Dunek, Ken (January 17, 2012). "Greg Cosell: Gridiron "Grinder"". JerseyMan Magazine. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Benoit, Andy (July 13, 2011). "Greg Cosell, Unheralded Maestro of N.F.L. 'Matchup' -". Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "IN PERSON; Another Cosell Who Talks Sports – New York Times". December 28, 2003. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Greg Cosell – Staff Blog". Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "The Games That Changed the Game – Greg Cosell – Ron Jaworski – David Plaut – 978-0-345-51795-1 (0-345-51795-4)". ESPN Books. June 10, 2008. Retrieved January 21, 2012.