Frank Deford

Frank Deford appears in the following:

100 Years After Epic Mismatch, It's Still True: Carnage In College Football Pays

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

College football can feature some of the most lopsided scores in sports. Commentator Frank Deford traces the reason why, right back to its roots.


Sports Need A Better Playbook For Suspensions

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

There is no rhyme or reason for how suspensions are handed out in sports, according to commentator Frank Deford. He thinks it's time for that to change.


Frank Deford: Olympic Swimmer Ledecky Is This Century's Perfect 10

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

There are no more perfect 10s in gymnastics, so the sports commentator is leaping off the balance beam and into the Olympic pool.


Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

More than statues of generals or politicians, those of athletes are remembrances of good things past, says Frank Deford.


What Is Football Doing To Us As A People?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Recent comments from NFL executives on the safety of football have Frank Deford wondering, when will we Americans stop adoring the game?


Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.


It's Time To Celebrate The UConn Women's Basketball Team

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The team trounced Syracuse 82-51 to win a record fourth straight NCAA championship. Commentator Frank Deford has an appreciation of the team, along with its coach and star player Breanna Stewart.


Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.


Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.


Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cities lose sports teams, as occasionally things have to change, and that's just part of life, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.


Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.


Rose Is Banned From Baseball, But What About Accused Steroid Users?

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be interrogated by the baseball commissioner the same way Pete Rose has been, opines sports commentator Frank Deford.


NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

With the NBA's new ad campaign against gun violence, commentator Frank Deford says a bunch of athletes may finally provide the first successful nudge toward stiffer firearm regulation.


Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Basketball players don't endure numerous concussions like some football players do, nor do they suffer the arm injuries common to baseball pitchers. But the grind on the hardwood can wear bodies down.


More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When two teams play a game that doesn't count, call it what it is โ€” an exhibition. Sports commentator Frank Deford reminds us that words, and their meanings, matter.


Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Frank Deford wonders why it took so long to build a monument commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics 43 years ago.


Remembering The Forgotten Of The Sports World

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Sports gets bigger all the time. But even in the biggest bull markets, there are always a few stocks that fail. The same is true in sports history. Whatever happened to the Little Brown Jug? Bowling?


There Are No Winners Without Losers

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Somebody has to lose, right? So, let's learn from defeat.


Commentary: Mizzou Football And The Power Of The Players

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Frank Deford wonders: Once the games are over, are the football players really accepted, or are they just hired hands?


The NFL Is Kicking The Ball To The United Kingdom. Why?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

London soon will be hosting up to eight NFL games each fall. What's behind these plans to play so many regular season games across the pond?