Sweetness And Light
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 9, 2014 — Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.
Jul 2, 2014 — In Europe, soccer and tennis matches can drag on and on. Not so stateside, where basketball and football play by the clock. That's the American way, says commentator Frank Deford, so move it!
Jun 25, 2014 — In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
Jun 18, 2014 — Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?
Jun 11, 2014 — Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.
Jun 4, 2014 — Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.
May 28, 2014 — In professional sports, it's the players who get all the attention. But commentator Frank Deford says referees, who so often go unnoticed, bring their own style and artistry to their craft.
May 21, 2014 — Many of sports history's greatest athletes never led their teams to a championship victory. So why should it be a requirement for basketball stars today?