Frank Deford appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he's expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star's days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the sport's prospects in the U.S.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford marvels at the topsy-turvy nature of the NBA this season; some usually mediocre teams are at the top, and some usually great teams are collectively having an off year.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
As we eagerly await the first official college football championship, commentator Frank Deford says it's intriguing that the U.S. places as much emphasis on college sports as it does on the pros.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Hockey announcer Mike "Doc" Emrick is that rare play-by-play man who is both an authority on the game and a connoisseur of the language.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Linking sports and the Christmas spirit is a true challenge, says commentator Frank Deford. "The idea of sports is to beat the other fellow," he says, "while the idea of Christmas is to be giving."
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford says awards for sportsmanship seem archaic. These days, he says, we're more likely to talk about unsportsmanlike conduct.