LeBron James (from left), Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat sit on the bench during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. When James and Bosh joined the Heat this year, the team became a juggernaut of talent. Chris Graythen/Getty hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Whither The Live-Sports Fan?

Why break the bank buying pricey tickets to a game when you can watch it at home on a high definition TV? Frank Deford ponders this and more.

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Drop Kick The Field Goals

Football needs to make some adjustments before the game turns into kickball. Coaches should get some guts and stop punting, commentator Frank Deford says.

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