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Username Post: Frank Deford        (Topic#20293)
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1987

Reg: 11-23-04
05-31-17 09:48 PM - Post#229773    

Dead at 78.

I loved to read his stories in Sports Illustrated as a teen. As much as he loved sports and as well as he wrote about them, he always kept things in perspective. His iconoclastic NPR spot on Wednesday mornings was always a treat. Ironically, I learned of his death after viewing the recent film, "Obit" about the obituary department of the New York Times. Worth the admission, even at full price.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
Posts: 3076

Reg: 02-04-06
06-01-17 01:34 PM - Post#229778    
    In response to Tiger69

Two of my favorite Deford articles were retrospectives on the 1964 UCLA championship team and the UNC team that beat Wilt Chamberlin and Kansas for the title. Probably available in the SI Vault.

 
penn nation 
Professor
Posts: 9275

Reg: 12-02-04
06-03-17 10:25 PM - Post#229828    
    In response to SRP

This week's SI had some excellent retrospectives, including a memorable article FD wrote in '81 about being a sportswriter.

 
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