I'd know that voice anywhere : my favorite NPR commentaries

by Deford, Frank,

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV704.D447 2016x
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Non Fiction 796 Def
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Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel , these days, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR's "Morning Edition." Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them, and in I'd Know That Voice Anywhere he brings together the very best, creating a charming, insightful, and wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports.

In I'd Know That Voice Anywhere , Deford discusses everything from sex scandals and steroids to why, in a culture dominated by celebrity, sport is the only field on earth where popularity and excellence thrive in tandem. This page-turning compendium covers more than thirty years of sports history while showcasing the vast range of Deford's interests and opinions, including his thoughts on the NCAA, why gay athletes "play straight," and why he's worried about living in an economy that is so dominatedby golfers. A rollicking sampler of one of NPR's most popular segments, I'd Know That Voice Anywhere is perfect for sports enthusiasts--as well as sports skeptics--and a must-read for any Frank Deford fan.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Deford, senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, has delivered nearly 2,000 commentaries on NPR since 1980. He has a wickedly droll sense of humor, which, when coupled with his encyclopedic knowledge of sports, results in commentaries that are incisive, amusing, touching, or incendiary in various combinations. This collection brings together his favorites, including the 2008 piece, The Super Bard, in which Deford posed as ink-stained wretch Bill Shakespeare and offered a short play featuring a Sideline Wench along with reporters Wilbonstern and Kornheisercranz, who ask Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a question for the ages, Brady, Brady what is afoot with thou? In 2010, he took on FIFA, the incredibly corrupt governing body of international soccer. A 1999 piece ponders the cultural significance of Joe DiMaggio and asks how we mere mortals measure ourselves against our heroes. His tribute to basketball coaching legend Al McGuire, shortly after his passing, celebrates the joyful humanity of the effervescent coach and gently prescribes that we all live life a little more like Al. A rich collection for anyone interested in the sporting life.--Lukowsky, Wes Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- United States.
Sports journalism -- United States.
Radio broadcasting of sports -- United States.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Other Titles I would know that voice anywhere
Language English
Description xix, 268 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780802125248
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