Frank Deford appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
NFL and NBA players are famous and influential, says commentator Frank Deford. So if they want to show support for protests against police brutality, he asks, why shouldn't they?
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
As fans prepare for the first college playoff games, commentator Frank Deford points out that the sport faces far more serious problems than which school will win the conference title.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.
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.