Blogging is “the pole dancing of sports journalism.” ~ Frank Deford
… ((thinking … thinking)) ….
… ((still thinking)) …
Oh, for crap’s sake.
I’m not even sure what to say.
Am I supposed to stand up for bloggers? Pole dancers? Both?
How am I supposed to respond to that?
Frank Deford passed away on Sunday. He was 78. If you don’t know who he is, that’s a shame. But, here … let me get you up to speed.
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Deford was one of the great cerebral sportswriters. His opinions on sports were thoughtful and deep and could be read in Sports Illustrated and in his many books and heard on National Public Radio.
If you ever wanted to be a great sportswriter and great sportsthinker (which isn’t a word, but should be) … if you ever wanted to tear down the ugliness of professional sports to look for the goodness and meaning inside … Deford was one of those rare people you turned to.