frank gifford dead

When news of Frank Gifford's recent death came to me, I, like other literary types (you know, self absorbed, sullen, given to drink and dark clothing) immediately thought of Fred Exley's painful memoir, A Fan's Notes, which is surely one of American letters' great achievements.
Roker tells HuffPost Live that Gifford knows "it's God's will."
"Frank's talent and charisma on the field and on the air were important elements in the growth and popularity of the modern NFL."