Many say that Howard Cosell (1920-1995) is best forgotten; his obnoxious egotism and nasal intonations during Monday Night Football and the baseball playoffs drove fans crazy. But away from the press box Cosell was a surprisingly well-informed sports journalist. And this book has him taking intelligent looks at the hypocrisy and power struggles that went on behind the sports scenes. Here he recounts the passing of Jackie Robinson, the politics of the NFL and amateur athletics, and his account of the tragic 1972 Olympics when terrorists murdered Israeli athletes. The book is dated, but it provides a readable look at sports and the often under-handed politics of sports.