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Stevens Says: The Thrill Lingers On
I first heard the line on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, the anthology series that ran for decades on the network. The announcer’s voice spread it across every room where a television set was playing the Saturday afternoon program: “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition”, is how it went. It was a line that for me summed up sports as I knew it.