Frank Deford

Frank Deford appears in the following:

Deford Says Thanks For A Good Game, Drops Mic

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Frank Deford bids farewell to the Ringling Brothers Circus and has some further thoughts on taking a final bow.


Let's Ring In Spring With The Masters Golf Tournament

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

We've passed the vernal equinox and baseball's Opening Day was Monday, but Frank Deford argues that there's really only one true first day of spring: the arrival of the Masters golf tournament.


Baseball's Proposed Changes Are 'Not So Good,' Says Frank Deford

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Commentator Frank Deford thinks some of the proposed changes to make professional baseball more exciting won't help.


More Athletes Are Speaking Out On Social Issues Than Ever Before

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

From the black power salute at the '68 Olympics to Michael Jordan to Colin Kaepernick, commentator Frank Deford looks at the changing role of protest in sports through the decades.


After Years Of Mediocrity, The Dallas Cowboys Have The NFL's Best Record

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Cowboys have won only two playoff games in the past 20 years, but all of a sudden, they are once again a force again in the NFL, says commentator Frank Deford.


Is It The Concussions? Football Suffers A Ratings Penalty

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

NFL ratings are down and commentator Frank Deford says you can't blame it on all the attention the election is getting.


100 Years After Epic Mismatch, It's Still True: Carnage In College Football Pays

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

College football can feature some of the most lopsided scores in sports. Commentator Frank Deford traces the reason why, right back to its roots.


Sports Need A Better Playbook For Suspensions

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

There is no rhyme or reason for how suspensions are handed out in sports, according to commentator Frank Deford. He thinks it's time for that to change.


Frank Deford: Olympic Swimmer Ledecky Is This Century's Perfect 10

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

There are no more perfect 10s in gymnastics, so the sports commentator is leaping off the balance beam and into the Olympic pool.


Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

More than statues of generals or politicians, those of athletes are remembrances of good things past, says Frank Deford.


What Is Football Doing To Us As A People?

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Recent comments from NFL executives on the safety of football have Frank Deford wondering, when will we Americans stop adoring the game?


Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.


It's Time To Celebrate The UConn Women's Basketball Team

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The team trounced Syracuse 82-51 to win a record fourth straight NCAA championship. Commentator Frank Deford has an appreciation of the team, along with its coach and star player Breanna Stewart.


Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.


Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.


Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cities lose sports teams, as occasionally things have to change, and that's just part of life, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.


Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.


Rose Is Banned From Baseball, But What About Accused Steroid Users?

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be interrogated by the baseball commissioner the same way Pete Rose has been, opines sports commentator Frank Deford.


NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

With the NBA's new ad campaign against gun violence, commentator Frank Deford says a bunch of athletes may finally provide the first successful nudge toward stiffer firearm regulation.


Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Basketball players don't endure numerous concussions like some football players do, nor do they suffer the arm injuries common to baseball pitchers. But the grind on the hardwood can wear bodies down.