Frank Deford is one of the smartest people on the planet. He is so much more than sports but when he drills in and focuses on what is great or not so great about sports he is often brilliant.
This morning his weekly commentary on Morning Edition was particularly powerful. I am a huge football fan. I will watch a high school game on ESPN if nothing else is on. I prefer college over professional but in the end it is still football.
Football has become America's game - it is far more popular than baseball. Mr. Deford argues that professional football needs new leadership - he fears it is sliding down a slippery slope to gladiator status.
And, of course Frank Deford makes a compelling argument.