For more than half a century, Frank Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated magazine and for 37 of those years he was also heard regularly on NPR, and seen on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.
Six times, Deford was voted national sports writer of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sports Writers Association.
But after all those years it took him until 2012 to finally write his memoir, a book. He called Over Time.
I had met Frank a couple of times before that, but it was nice to see him again to talk about his book as we sat and chatted in a Washington DC hotel lobby.
So here now, from 2012, Frank Deford.
Framl Deford died in 2017. He was 78.
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