Frank DeFord – Sports Writer – NFL, football, and violence
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Jamaal Wilkes, whose nickname was “Silk,” because everything did on the basketball court was so smooth. We’ll talk about Jamaal’s beliefs, which range from Christianity to Islam and back, and his career, prematurely ended by a devastating injury, and about his “insider’s view” of the NBA playoff finals.
The long-time sports columnist of the NY Times, George Vecsey on the World Series, the World Cup, and the world of sports today.
Frank DeFord, perhaps America’s most distinguished sports reporter on the NFL, and domestic violence committed by, and concussions inflicted on, its players. Our guest today is writer and journalist Frank Deford. Our subject, the NFL, football, and violence. The National Football League is the 1% of professional athletics, the richest sport, with some of the richest and most admired performers, its televised games are the highest-priced, most widely popular athletic commodity in America. But it has a violence problem, 2…