By John Lanier

Frank Deford Tackles Sports At Porter Center - Brevard NC


Frank Deford spoke to a packed house at the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College on Thursday, Sept. 25. He discussed hypocrisy in sports among plenty of other topics including his incredible career as a sports journalist and contributor to NPR radio. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)

Mixing humorous anecdotes with serious analysis of sports in the United States, Frank Deford entertained a nearly packed house at the Porter Center for Performing Arts Thursday evening.

The event was part of the J.R. McDowell Speaker Series, which was sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College.

Deford, who has written 18 books, serves as a senior correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," and offers commentary every Wednesday on NPR's "Morning Edition," spoke on "Sports: The Hype and the Hypocrisy."

Deford began with a quip from legendary...

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