Frank Deford

Frank Deford appears in the following:

NCAA Should 'Bolster And Reinforce' African-American Players

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Commentator Frank Deford says our educational system should care more about encouraging good black students instead of using good black athletes.


Clap If You Believe In Roger Maris

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.


Football Needs A Guardian, Not A CEO

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Twenty-nine NFL players have been arrested since the Super Bowl. Football needs to be cleansed, says sports commentator Frank Deford.


Roger Federer: Leave While He's Good Or Play Because He Can?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

After a rough loss at Wimbledon last week, many fans are wondering if this is the end for the Swiss tennis star.


Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We in the U.S. think, nostalgically, of athletics as integral to higher education, but perhaps they're so unusual that they should be entirely separated from the academic and turned into an honest commercial adjunct.


Tick Tock: Make The Serve, Pitch, Putt Or Shot

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In baseball, golf and tennis in particular, we are being slowly lulled to sleep before every pitch, every shot. Hurry up already, says commentator Frank Deford.


Basketball: The 'Ultimate Contradiction'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No matter who is playing, the art of basketball is a paradox for fans. "In basketball, as in life, we may dutifully celebrate the aggregate, but we're always spellbound by the exceptional," says Frank Deford.


Take Golf Out Of The Rough, Into The 21st Century

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

When the St. Jude Classic opens on Wednesday in Memphis, Tenn., Frank Deford will be paying attention to the action on the course. He has some gripes about the requirement that players must tally their own shots.


Backing Becks: Don't Knock The Soccer Star's Talents

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

After the announcement that David Beckham is retiring, there's been much discussion about how good of an athlete he's really been. Sports commentator Frank Deford says Beckham's talents have been overlooked.


No. 1s: The Latest Greatest Of All Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The NBA will soon crown another team as the best. And another MVP will be named. But commentator Frank Deford says such titles of greatness are fleeting.


Ladies, Want Women's Sports To Get More Attention? Pony Up

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Some critics say that women's sports aren't treated the same as men's sports when it comes to coverage, marketing and advertising. Frank Deford has some thoughts about why that is, and how it can change.


Get Off My Lawn! And Other Grumblings About Sports Today

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Frank Deford's friend "the Sports Curmudgeon" reflects on some of the things that bother him about the sports world.


The Pitch For More No. 42s

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

There's more buzz than usual this year around baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut on April 15, 1947. But commentator Frank Deford says there isn't enough buzz in college athletics to help shape the Robinsons of the future.


Tiger At The Masters: The Juncture Of Exhilaration And Peril

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

When Tiger Woods tees off at Augusta National Golf Club this week, he will have overcome injuries and personal scandal. But commentator Frank Deford wonders whether a Masters win for Woods would be a comeback or his way of getting back at his detractors.


Baseball Isn't Dead; It Just Takes More Work To Appreciate

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

For years, non-baseball experts have been ringing the death knell for this game. But sports commentator Frank Deford says popular team games are so deeply ingrained in our culture that they're here to stay.


It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Frank Deford isn't impressed with the style of play — or the style of uniforms — in this year's March Madness.


What's The Score On Spirited Sports Banter At Bars?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sports commentator Frank Deford wants to know: When did we stop arguing about sports in the time-honored bar-stool fashion?


School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.


Catholic Universities See True Path To Salvation: Basketball

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A powerful leadership group — the Catholic Seven — is stepping forward and heading in a bold new direction: basketball. These schools want out of the Big (football) East Conference.


Dear College Presidents: Break The NCAA's Vise Grip On Athletes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Student-athletes are really sucker-athletes under the organization's structure, says sports commentator Frank Deford. Will no college president speak the words that will break the organization's spell?