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Frank Deford Reflects on Spectator Sports

Commentator Frank Deford reflects on some of the ways that spectator sports have influenced the habits and attitudes of Americans. Televised games are not just a source of home entertainment and a topic of water cooler conversation. By clearly delineating winners and losers, they provide a model for an overly simplified worldview.

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Frank Deford died on Sunday, May 28, at his home in Florida. Remembrances of Frank's life and work can be found in All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and on NPR.org.