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Commentary: State of the Games

Commentator Frank Deford delivers a "State of the Games" address in which no one is spared. He says traditional American sports have lost their charm amid a loss of ethics in the front office, and bad behavior by coaches, teams, umpires, players and fans.

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Frank Deford died on Sunday, May 28, at his home in Florida. Remembrances of Frank's life and work can be found in All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and on NPR.org.