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NPR Columns: Sports with Frank Deford Podcast

NPR Columns: Sports With Frank Deford Podcast

NPR Morning Edition's Frank Deford gives weekly commentary on a cross section of the world of sports. Sometimes acerbic, often funny, ...
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Feeling Just Wild About Wild Cards

08/15/12
More wild-card teams in baseball The more the merrier, says commentator Frank Deford, as it makes the playoffs that much more exciting.

How Can You Really Measure The Greatest Olympian?

08/08/12
Commentator Frank Deford says it's hard enough comparing teams and stars from different eras in the same sport, let alone across sports.

Four Sports Superstars, Four Years Later

08/01/12
Commentator Frank Deford looks back at four of the greatest athletes of 2008 and where they are now.

From Obscurity To The Olympics Back To Obscurity

07/25/12
It's time for the Olympics Which means, at least for commentator Frank Deford, that it's time to cheer for obscure sports that we only ...

Doping In Baseball: The Needle And The Damage Done

07/18/12
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are being considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Is it fair to other players if Clemens and ...

Going To The Game: The Price Is Wrong?

07/11/12
With tickets to games as expensive as they are, commentator Frank Deford wouldn't be surprised if a trip to a ballgame becomes a ...

Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

07/04/12
The key to winning as a big-time coach is keeping your players eligible. Commentator Frank Deford says that when Joe Paterno's old ...

The Man Who Painted Sport, Bright And Beautiful

06/27/12
The recent death of artist LeRoy Neiman calls for remembering a man who was humble with his success, and generous with his help.

Title IX At 40: What Has Changed, And What's Next

06/20/12
It's been 40 years since the adoption of Title IX, the gender equity law that changed college athletics for both women and men. Commenting ...

The Language Of Baseball: In Is Out And Foul Is Fair

06/13/12
Why is it called a foul ball Why not just say it's out Commentator Frank Deford doth wonder if the language in baseball hath Shakespearean ...

Please Sir, I'd Rather Have Another

06/06/12
In the run-up to the Belmont the final race in the Triple Crown commentator Frank Deford explains why he doesn't want I'll Have Another ...

In Europe's High Season For Sports, Soccer Rules

05/30/12
The Olympics calls itself a 'movement,' but to most fans, Euro Cup soccer is a rock concert. In the coming months, Europe will host the ...