Sports

Social media pays tribute to legendary sportswriter Frank Deford

Legendary sportswriter Frank Deford, left, is awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on July 10, 2013. Deford died Sunday in Key West, Fla. He was 78.
Legendary sportswriter Frank Deford, left, is awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on July 10, 2013. Deford died Sunday in Key West, Fla. He was 78. Associated Press file

“It always felt like Frank Deford was too smart, too classy, too good to be a sportswriter.”

Those are the words tweeted by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan on Monday on Frank Deford, a longtime sportswriter who died Sunday. He was 78.

Social media tweeted in droves to remember Deford.

  Comments