Frank Deford appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The city is investing big in its kids, and other cities and states are taking notes.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
In professional sports, it's the players who get all the attention. But commentator Frank Deford says referees, who so often go unnoticed, bring their own style and artistry to their craft.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Many of sports history's greatest athletes never led their teams to a championship victory. So why should it be a requirement for basketball stars today?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The sports commentator renders his verdict on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are employees and have the right to unionize.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In light of legendary coach Phil Jackson's recent move to the New York Knicks as the organization's president, commentator Frank Deford looks at how the office has evolved (or hasn't).
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
As March Madness gets underway, commentator Frank Deford wonders if Americans just have too many teams to root for.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Outside of sport, the word "hustle" has a negative connotation: A hustle is a scam; a hustler a flimflam man. But in the world of sports, says commentator Frank Deford, you can never hustle too much.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
It's not just his long career that sets apart tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, just accepted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. It's how he transformed the way we raise our athletic children.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford has a modest proposal to make baseball more interesting: cut an inch and a half off each side of home plate. It'd lead to a better game to both play and watch, he says.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Sunday pregame shows feature interchangeable ex-players and ex-coaches saying the same banal things, one after another. But on female-centered shows, observes Frank Deford, the hosts actually argue, hash things out, laugh and generally behave like flesh-and-blood human beings.