Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to "e;Sports Illustrated"e; for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on "e;Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,"e; these days, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR s Morning Edition. Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them, and in "e;I d Know That Voice Anywhere"e; he brings together the very best, creating a charming, insightful, and wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports.
In "e;I d Know That Voice Anywhere,"e; Deford discusses everything from sex scandals and steroids to why, in a culture dominated by celebrity, sport is the only field on earth where popularity and excellence thrive in tandem. This page-turning compendium covers more than thirty years of sports history while showcasing the vast range of Deford s interests and opinions, including his thoughts on the NCAA, why gay athletes play straight, and why he s worried about living in an economy that is so dominated by golfers. A rollicking sampler of one of NPR s most popular segments, "e;I d Know That Voice Anywhere"e; is perfect for sports enthusiastsas well as sports skepticsand a must-read for any Frank Deford fan.
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