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!