Frank Deford appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford says big universities often see athletics as primarily spectator entertainment. Smaller schools, he says, do better in making it a participant activity for students.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Too many pitchers are throwing too hard for the human body to bear, commentator Frank Deford says. What makes these injuries unique is that the players are doing it to themselves.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford marks the 75th anniversary of the college football movie
Knute Rockne, All-American, which included a famous phrase, uttered by the movie's star, Ronald Reagan.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
As the WNBA finals approach, NPR commentator Frank Deford explains why — Serena Williams aside — women's professional sports are not as popular as men's.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Yogi Berra died Tuesday at age 90. The Hall of Fame catcher is part of our culture in ways that other great athletes never manage. To mark his passing,
Morning Edition airs this encore from 2005.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Baseball used to be a newspaper game, says commentator Frank Deford. Now, sports are equal parts television and fantasy.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Municipalities all over the country keep forking over money for new football stadiums, and sports commentator Frank Deford finds it outrageous "because football stadiums are the worst excesses."
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
History shows why we shouldn't be surprised that a judge recently overturned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
This year, the extra-point line of scrimmage has been moved back to the 15-yard line. Will that make any demonstrable difference in lowering the conversion rate?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
As Serena Williams seeks her 22nd Grand Slam title, commentator Frank Deford wishes tennis produced more competitors worthy of her.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford weighs in on two of the youngest, brightest stars in professional baseball.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie
Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford says female supporters will play a key role in sustaining enthusiasm for women's sports after an exciting U.S. Women's World Cup win.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Baseball statistics have been around almost as long as the game. But a recent statistic explosion has led to covert skulduggery, industrial espionage and power politics. In baseball!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game may be less starry than usual this year because of Kansas City fans' campaign to get as many Royals players as possible into the game.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Summer is finally here and commentator Frank Deford rounds up some of the sights and (softer) sounds of the season. And he says it's time for a new job on the courts of Wimbledon.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If ESPN wants to honor selfless players, it should give awards for courage to unknown people who achieve great feats.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it's not an easy feat.