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The Score On Sports With Frank Deford

The sun sets over Coors Field in Denver. While summer nights are perfect for baseball, late-season games can get a little chilly. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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On his 56-year quest, Dick Wessels visited all of the Division I college football stadiums. David Lee/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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"Pick up your playbook and go see the coach" — a phrase no NFL player wants to hear. Peter Morgan/AP hide caption

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Former Michigan State football player Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith raises his arms during a 2006 ceremony at which his jersey number was retired. Smith died at his home in Los Angeles on Aug. 3. John Gwillim/AP hide caption

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Thinking Back On Bubba Smith

Former professional football player Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died last week. Commentator Frank Deford has this remembrance.

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NCAA President Mark Emmert address the media during a press conference before the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Verizon Center on March 17 in Washington, D.C. Nick Laham/Getty Images hide caption

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Jesse Owens crosses the finish line in Berlin to win the 100-meter sprint, one of four events in which Owens won gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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At last year's HOPE Week, pitcher Mariano Rivera warmed up with Jorge Grajales before the New York Yankees played the Detroit Tigers. Grajales threw out the game's first pitch. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images hide caption

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Rory McIlroy poses with his prize after winning the 2011 U.S. Open. Now, the pressure is on him to perform well in the British Open. David Cannon/Getty Images hide caption

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Retired pitcher Roger Clemens' perjury trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday, on charges related to his denial of using steroids and human growth hormone. Here, the former Yankee arrives for a pretrial hearing in late 2010. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Competitive eaters down their frankfurters during the 2010 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at the original Nathan's Famous on Coney Island. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hot Dog! It's Independence Day!

Hot dogs are great to eat at sports events. But commentator Frank Deford doesn't think eating hot dogs should be a sports event.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies after the men's final match at the 2011 French Open. The two men are currently playing in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships. Lionel Cironneau/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Who Wants To Be The GOAT?

Frank Deford remarks on the evolution of the word "goat." What used to be an insult might now be the highest compliment in sports.

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FIFA President Joseph S. "Sepp" Blatter talks to media at a press conference after being re-elected during the 61st FIFA Congress on June 1 in Zurich. Julian Finney/Getty Images hide caption

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A fan of the Chicago Bulls holds up a sign mocking LeBron James of the Miami Heat. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Once an example of smooth speed at the plate and in the field, the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter has faced doubters this year. Chris Trotman/Getty Images hide caption

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