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ISBN:
0816141118
Author:
Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre
Category:
Biographies
Language:
English
Publisher:
G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition edition (December 1986)
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After recently watching the Howard Cosell HBO documentary, I felt compelled to read of Howard in Howard's words. The title "I never played the game" incidentally refers to both that he never played sports but also he never played the game with ABC executives or the sports hype

After recently watching the Howard Cosell HBO documentary, I felt compelled to read of Howard in Howard's words. I graduated from high school in 71 and my interest in sports overlaid Cosell's rise to prominence. The title "I never played the game" incidentally refers to both that he never played sports but also he never played the game with ABC executives or the sports hype. Cosell was just the type of guy people loved to hate, but deep down I think most people loved cosell. He always brought out the emotion in any sporting event.

Book by Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre. Cosell was at a point in his life where he could afford to be especially candid

Book by Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre. Cosell was at a point in his life where he could afford to be especially candid. He always had the uncanny ability to draw people in without hyping.

I Never Played the Game book. By Howard Cosell, Peter Bonventre - Harpercollins (1986) - Paperback - 380 pages - ISBN 0380701596 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.

I Never Played the Game. by Peter Bonventre and Howard Cosell. In a book as provocative as the author, Howard Cosell describes his thirty-three years in broadcasting.

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Howard Cosell describes his 33 years in sports broadcasting, and discusses his involvement and disillusionment with . Bibliographic Details. Title: I Never Played the Game. Synopsis: Book by Cosell Howard Bonventre Peter

Howard Cosell describes his 33 years in sports broadcasting, and discusses his involvement and disillusionment with the world of spectator sports. Publisher: William Morrow and Co, New York. Publication Date: 1985. Synopsis: Book by Cosell Howard Bonventre Peter.

From I Never Played the Game . Howard Cosell came to national prominence through his association with Muhammad Ali, and coverage of his fights, but he became a megastar with his role on the Monday Night Football package, which began in 1970

From I Never Played the Game: Let’s face it: Rozelle does have an engaging personality. Howard Cosell came to national prominence through his association with Muhammad Ali, and coverage of his fights, but he became a megastar with his role on the Monday Night Football package, which began in 1970. With MNF, Cosell was the perfect broadcaster, wrote longtime newspaperman Dave Kindred in Sound and Fury, a dual biography of Cosell and Ali, about the stretch in the 70’s when the program was at its peak.

Book by Howard Cosell with Peter Bonventre
  • Sharpmane
After recently watching the Howard Cosell HBO documentary, I felt compelled to read of Howard in Howard's words. I graduated from high school in 71 and my interest in sports overlaid Cosell's rise to prominence.
This book is good and bad. The bad part is that Howard writes it and therefore Howard covers only what he wants. He picks out about 5 themes and covers the story from his perspective while overlaying his importance and how these events may have led to his eventually leaving network sports. For example, the first quarter of the book is an in-depth analysis of the Raiders leaving Los Angeles and Al Davis' fight with the NFL. Howard does a good job covering this issue from an intelligent standpoint but feels compelled to consistently drop names and inform you of his importance in the story. The most compelling part of this subject, which is further covered later with the section on the Jets and Giants leaving New York, is how it plays out in today's culture of sports franchises still successfully blackmailing cities and states. At least in that perspective, Howard was correct.
In addition to NFL franchise moves, the other big story is NFL Monday Night Football. Fans today have no idea how big this was for football to be carried on the weeknight. Howard Cosell was perfect for the role. He was clearly the most hated man in America. Brass, cocky, controversial but always wanting to open his mouth and have everyone listens to him. My fondest memories of Monday Night Football is Don Meredith and his comedy. It was worth watching just to listen to Don. Frank Gifford was the ballast, the middleman compromise between Frank and Don who made everything run smoothly. Howard was like the nerd who never fit in but felt like he needed to lead the show. And actually he was pretty good at it at times. Eventually Howard self-implodes. Struggling because all the print media hates him, his partners don't like him, but self-delusionally believing it's everyone else's fault, he asks to be removed from the show. And with this change, Howard leaves the spotlight but doesn't seem to ever get comfortable without the light on him.
Howard was an intelligent, complex man who had a huge desire to be loved. Probably what he should be known for most is his complete devotion to his wife. When she died in the mid-90s, Howard was just lost. Basically his life was over except for dying.
Other stories covered in this book are his reason for walking away from boxing coverage as well as his personal history with Ali, Ray Leonard and O.J. Simpson. In summary, this is a book of stories that are interesting to Howard, not a biography. But it does give good insight into the man. I recommend this book for anyone with interest in sports, the 70s, or television history.
  • Raelin
After seeing Monday Night Mayhem I bought the Hardcover version of the book. I bought it used, but it was in like new condition.
It was a good read. Cosell was at a point in his life where he could afford to be especially candid. The title "I never played the game" incidentally refers to both that he never played sports but also he never played the game with ABC executives or the sports hype.
Cosell is right in that he never got the respect he deserved from the public and the other sports commentators. Cosell was just the type of guy people loved to hate, but deep down I think most people loved cosell. He always brought out the emotion in any sporting event. He always had the uncanny ability to draw people in without hyping. Monday Night Football was never better when Cosell was the announcer in the early 70's.
  • Arar
I was hoping for a book about just the actual games he covered. It goes on and on about the politics behind the scenes. I got tired of hearing about people, executive types, with their reasons for doing things. I would have preferred that he went straight to what was going on during the olympics or a super bowl or world series or ?
  • Blackredeemer
This was a Great book. Men that like Sports should read it. Tells u everything how crooked sports is.
  • Djang
Book condition was a little less than described but still ok. Worked for me.
  • Vozuru
Great read about some of the iconic moments in sports in the words of one of the greats
  • Jaberini
Great book!
I've always been a fan of Cosell! This book speaks for a lot of sports lovers who aren't athletes. It's similar to Mills Lane"s "Lets Get It On!" in that its written from a spectator's viewpoint .