Frank Deford

Frank Deford appears in the following:

Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cubs fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.


Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford explains why he thinks football has a better claim on being America's national pastime than baseball.


Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.


Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.


College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.


Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.


Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.


Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Race And Sports

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on the owner of the Atlanta Hawks' controversial efforts to market the team to white audiences.


Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.


The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.


You'll Never Walk-Off Alone

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

With baseball's pennant race in full swing, commentator Frank Deford takes a moment to examine an oft-used baseball phrase ... and imagines how sportswriters might apply it to big moments in history.


Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.


Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.


Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.


Amateurism's Dying Hour

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?


Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, and why there's no true minor league in football or basketball.


Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of a Baltimore Ravens player for an alleged assault has been widely criticized. Commentator Frank Deford says American football needs a new envoy.


The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why Washington's team keeps its contentious nickname. He suggests alternatives, like the Lobbyists, the Presidents or simply the Who.


Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers the war's unlikely impact on American sports.