Frank Deford appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Commentator Frank Deford says our educational system should care more about encouraging good black students instead of using good black athletes.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Twenty-nine NFL players have been arrested since the Super Bowl. Football needs to be cleansed, says sports commentator Frank Deford.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
After a rough loss at Wimbledon last week, many fans are wondering if this is the end for the Swiss tennis star.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
We in the U.S. think, nostalgically, of athletics as integral to higher education, but perhaps they're so unusual that they should be entirely separated from the academic and turned into an honest commercial adjunct.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In baseball, golf and tennis in particular, we are being slowly lulled to sleep before every pitch, every shot. Hurry up already, says commentator Frank Deford.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
No matter who is playing, the art of basketball is a paradox for fans. "In basketball, as in life, we may dutifully celebrate the aggregate, but we're always spellbound by the exceptional," says Frank Deford.
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?