STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Okay, every Wednesday morning, we hear from our weekly sports commentator, Frank Deford, and lately, Frank has been hearing a lot from you.
FRANK DEFORD: A few weeks ago, in this time, I offered up the thoughts of Gary Walters, the distinguished athletic director of Princeton, that sports should be held in the same high regard as art. I thought it was a rather interesting and cogent opinion for someone to posit, but in the fabled words of a longtime football announcer Keith Jackson: Whoa, Nellie. Never have I suffered such a battering. I think the nicest thing I was called in the responses that poured in, dripping with blood, was apologist dingbat.
INSKEEP: That was 75 years ago. It hasn't changed. And I'm sorry, but good people of the arts: it won't.
INSKEEP: This fact isn't changing either, Frank Deford joins us each Wednesday from member station WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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