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Amateurism's Dying Hour

Amateurism\u0027s Dying Hour
2 years, 11 months ago Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to g

Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?
2 years, 11 months ago Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, and why there's no true minor league in football or basketball.Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, a

Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL?

Deford: Is Goodell Good Enough To Lead The NFL?
2 years, 11 months ago NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of a Baltimore Ravens player for an alleged assault has been widely criticized. Commentator Frank Deford says American football needs a new envoy.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of a Baltimore Rav

The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named

The Washington Football Team That Must Not Be Named
3 years ago 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.As the NFL begins training camp, Commentator Frank Deford wonders why W

Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports

Remembering How The Great War Changed U.S. Sports
3 years ago This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers its unlikely impact on American sports.This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers its unlikely im

A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top

A Golf Prodigy Grows Up, And Goes All The Way To The Top
3 years ago 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.Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, say

The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect ...

The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe\u0027s Games Neglect The Clock
3 years ago 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!In Europe, soccer and tennis matches can drag on and on. Not so stateside, wher

Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig ...

Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up
3 years ago 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.In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball

Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please

Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please
3 years, 5 months ago Commentator Frank Deford says the NFL is home to bullies, wife beaters, racists and, yes, some homophobes. But to suggest that one young gay man in the locker room would be too much for that bunch to stomach, he says, is "ludicrous."Commentator Frank Deford says the NFL

Double Axels And Death Spirals — Yes, Figure Skating Is A ...

Double Axels And Death Spirals — Yes, Figure Skating Is A Sport
3 years, 5 months ago It's not easy to qualify what makes a sport a sport. Commentator Frank Deford says his broadest, most inclusive definition is anything that involves competing in a physical activity.It's not easy to qualify what makes a sport a sport. Commentator Frank Deford says his b