On Memorial Day, we’re supposed to recognize and celebrate those who lost their lives fighting for our country. But, late last night, one of my all-time favorite sports writers, one of the great writers, ever, period, Frank Deford passed away. This tweet links to an article compiling memories of Deford from great contemporary sports writers.
In any profession, it’s important to remember that we stand on the shoulder of giants. As the article makes clear, Frank Deford is THE giant upon whose shoulders all sports writers stand.
RIP, Frank Deford.
— Ted Keith (@TedKeith02) May 29, 2017