Phrase 'pays' off with special new pals

Updated: August 16, 2011, 4:35 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

I love spending time with sports fans. Recently I had the special opportunity to meet a gentleman named Ron Cottom.

You may have heard his name before. He was the winner of the Sunkist Phrase that Pays contest, which gave him $10,000 and a trip to visit me at my home in Florida, as well as dinner. His winning phrase was, "Call the electrician baby, they are shooting the lights out!"

Cottom and his buddy, youth pastor and former coach Scott Carter, flew in from Tupelo, Mississippi. ...

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