David Abbott brought strong opinions and a way with words to the advertising industry. Courtesy of Julian Hanford hide caption

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Referee Mendy Rudolph officiates a Knicks-Pistons game in 1971. Refs often say it's best to go unnoticed, but an official who "makes a call with vigor and elan is really a beautiful part of the game," says Frank Deford. AP hide caption

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Newscaster Barbara Walters prepares for her debut on ABC's evening news on October 4, 1976. ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Comcast Corp. chairman Brian Roberts signed an agreement this month that secures U.S. broadcast rights for NBC Universal through 2032. Arnaud Meylan/AP hide caption

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If Match.com and MLB's new collaboration works out, more couples could be rounding first base on the kiss cam. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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If you've flown, you've very likely also thumbed through the SkyMall catalog stuffed in the seat pocket. The catalog's captive audience is reported to be nearly 20 million readers. iStockphoto hide caption

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling at a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Head to Chicago for top-shelf comedy. iStockphoto hide caption

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Frank Deford says there'll never be another Tiger Woods of any sport. Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Tie" has a limp, but seems conspicuously spirited and friendly after her race down the Metro-North Hudson Line. Meredith Daniels/New York MTA via AP hide caption

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Firefighters salute the funeral procession for Lt. Ed Walsh, a Boston firefighter who died in a nine-alarm fire late last month. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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