We were disappointed to learn this morning of the retirement of Frank Deford, NPR’s Wednesday morning sports commentator, who has decided to hang it up after better than thirty-seven years. We always enjoyed his program; he was witty, full of interesting trivia and interesting analysis, and always able to provide a unique perspective, both topically and stylistically.
We will miss his weekly contribution to our commute, but we trust that he’ll enjoy his retirement in his adopted home of Key West, Florida, where we suspect he may just find fans not only of his body of work, but maybe even a fan of his pencil-thin mustache.
Godspeed, Mr. Deford. May your retirement be everything you want it to be.