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The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

Two fans catch a nap during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals last month in Milwaukee. Tom Lynn/Getty Images hide caption

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In basketball, as in life, we may dutifully celebrate the aggregate, but we'™re always spellbound by the exceptional. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Write This Down: Keeping your own score does not make you more noble, says Frank Deford. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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David Beckham spent six years in the U.S. with the LA Galaxy before returning to Europe earlier this year. Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Watch The Throne: Not so long ago Michael Jordan was the GOAT. Now, there's a groundswell to ordain LeBron James as the greatest-of-all-time basketball player. Fred Jewell/Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Indiana Fever guard Erin Phillips (right) drives past Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner during the first half of their WNBA basketball game Aug. 25. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Jackie Robinson during spring training at Vero Beach, Fla., in March 1956. It would be Robinson's 10th and last year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. AP hide caption

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Tiger Woods spends some time on the driving range during Monday's practice round for the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Some say baseball is too slow and doesn't appeal to young people. Not Frank Deford. Rodolfo Arguedas/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. Aaron Hewitt/AP hide caption

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It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

Frank Deford isn't impressed with the style of play — or the style of uniforms — in this year's March Madness.

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A marching band performs at halftime on the field during a high school football game. Jani Bryson/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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