Jan 03, 2007
Philosophy of Hoops -- Frank DeFord
Sportswriter Frank Deford discussed The Philosophy of Hoops on a March 2006 airing of Philosophy Talk, available here.
Deford also has a smaller NPR piece on "Duke's Basketball Team: Uniquely Hated", available here.
And, excerpted below, an interview with Sports Illustrated, available here.
SI: So basketball and football are just big time business?
DEFORD: It's just business. So you can understand why they get scholarships. I think, as a matter of fact, they're underpaid. They not only should get scholarships, but they should get stipends, or let's call it salaries. They are workers. They work for the university, no less than the guy who cleans up the stadium, no less than the professor, no less than anybody who's on the payroll. Why shouldn't they get money as well as everybody else?
I only ever hear Frank Deford on NPR - he's a suave looking bastard, isn't he? I feel his other non visible hand is either cradling a snifter of brandy or a 25 year old's breast.
Posted by: Marianne | Jan 4, 2007 11:41:37 AM
Whoa. I saw the name and recognized it. He definitely does not have a face for radio.
Posted by: Stew | Jan 4, 2007 2:26:01 PM