I Never Played the Game

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G.K. Hall, 1986 - Large print books - 563 pages
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In a book as provocative as the author, Howard Cosell describes his thirty-three years in broadcasting. This is the story of his involvement and disillusionment with the world of spectator sports from football to boxing. Cosell pulls no punches in telling of his experiences with Monday Night Football, and readers will be fascinated by what he has to say about Frank Gifford, Don Meredith, and O. J. Simpson, those members of the "Jockocracy", the sports broadcasters who once played the game. In his usual style, Cosell spares no one, not even himself. I Never Played the Game is an abrasive, enlightening, and entertaining book of scope and conviction. You don't have to be a sports fan to love it!

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User Review  - Scott Breslove - Goodreads

Ugh! Damn me for having to finish a book once I start it. I was not a big fan of Mr. Cosell or his writing, based solely on what I was reading in this book... And it never got better. He had some ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Million - Goodreads

Cosell's take on his highly controversial broadcasting career, especially focused on his boxing work of the 1960s and Monday Night Football broadcasts of the 1970s to early 1980s. Everyone has a side to their stories, and Cosell certainly does. Read full review


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