Frank Deford, of SI, Real Sports, NPR, The National, and many bestsellers, is in the comments now. He's written a new book called Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. It's funny and folksy and evocative of a different era in sportswriting. Read our excerpt for a taste, then buy the damn book.

Frank will take your questions below.

12:37 p.m.: Frank has to shuffle on. We thank him for chatting with us, and we thank you for your questions.