Frank Deford appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Frank Deford's friend "the Sports Curmudgeon" reflects on some of the things that bother him about the sports world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Hockey fans are living their lives, going about their business, but their days are a little paler. Commentator Frank Deford says fans deserve a little sympathy when their sport is taken from them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In its long history, Brooklyn has been famous for two sports events: No. 1, having the Dodgers; No. 2, losing the Dodgers. But now Brooklyn has an NBA team, a fancy new arena — and even a floor that may set a new trend.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Only two groups of people really matter in any game: the players and the officials. That's the lesson the NFL inadvertently taught football fans in the past four weeks, says Frank Deford. At many stadiums, the regular officials were greeted with loud ovations after their lockout ended.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The U.S. Open tennis tournament starts next week and, as commentator Frank Deford points out, Serena Williams may be the best reason to watch.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In 2010, Phil Jackson, then the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, complained about the NBA's scheduling of games on Christmas Day. It seemed, he said, that "Christian holidays don't mean anything" any longer. With its season shortened, the NBA can't afford to skip the holiday this year.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
is a renowned sportswriter, screenwriter, National Public Radio commentator, television personality, and novelist. He joins us to discuss his most recent novel, The Entitled
. It’s a story about today’s entitled baseball superstars told from the viewpoint of a candid, journeyman manager.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2007
served as press secretary, official spokesman, and confidant to former Prime Minister Tony Blair. He joins us to reveal the inner workings of 10 Downing Street during Blair's rule. Then, a sportswriter recounts his year on the road with an iconic Negro Leagues baseball player and manager, sportswriter ...