Deford believes that the best thing about sports he has seen on TV of late was a bit by Comedian David Frye doing an imitation of Howard Cosell interviewing Truman Capote.
"Sports telecasting has become so stylized, so conventional, that it practically begs for mimicry," says Frank. "We can expect to see much more of this in the future. So far Bob and Ray have been about the only ones to mine the field, and now they're on Broadway with it. They can use the same sports-broadcasting bits for years, because the scene never changes.
"That's another reason to have friends around when you watch TV," says Frank in conclusion. "The stuff is sometimes too depressing to be left alone with."