Long-time sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford chose to speak of the Ten Commandments, New York City and a particular native son of Cleveland, Ohio in his weekly radio column on NPR yesterday (January 6th). Ford is one of my favorite sports pundits, mainly because he takes a counter- intuitive approach in his choice and treatment of topics. I was especially excited to hear the topic because I have been thinking the same thing recently about New York. And that's where the Ten Commandments come in. Deford (and I) think(s) New York and New Yorkers have edited out the commandment not to covet. New York is constantly guilty of coveting the best professional athlete that is not currently on the roster of a New York team. The attitude is, "We're New York and we deserve the best—always ...
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