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 Post subject: RIP Frank Deford
PostPosted: May 29 17, 1:24 pm 
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Loved his writing in Sports Illustrated back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Deford
PostPosted: May 30 17, 9:39 am 
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I liked Deford. I thought he was a smart guy. His prose style could be a bit florid and self-congratulatory (I guess I'm calling myself out, as well), but his opinions were regularly worth listening to.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Deford
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sighyoung wrote:
I liked Deford. I thought he was a smart guy. His prose style could be a bit florid and self-congratulatory (I guess I'm calling myself out, as well), but his opinions were regularly worth listening to.

I could barely listen to his spoken bits on NPR.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Frank Deford
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lukethedrifter wrote:
sighyoung wrote:
I liked Deford. I thought he was a smart guy. His prose style could be a bit florid and self-congratulatory (I guess I'm calling myself out, as well), but his opinions were regularly worth listening to.

I could barely listen to his spoken bits on NPR.

They were ok 10-15 years ago. But for the last several years, I agree with you.

He didn't age well like Red Barber did. I thought Red Barber's takes were great right up to the end.


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