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#022 – Ray Abruzzese

From Joe Namath, as printed in Going Long, by Jeff Miller – Howard [Cosell] and Dick Schaap and I were sitting in my living room.  Ray (roommate, Ray Abruzzese) was in the bedroom sleeping.  Ray came walking out in a T-shirt and these nylon shorts, wiping his eyes.  He looked up and saw Howard: “Oh Howard!”  In his Philadelphia accent.  “I thought you were on television!  I was just coming out to turn you off!”  Schaap and I died.  Howard sat there, just staring, his mouth agape.  After about 10 seconds, Howard started in on every Italian in the world.

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