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Brian's life a Song of friendship, courage

Updated: June 9, 2006, 2:24 PM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

"There's no question that Brian Piccolo's story was amplified by the movie. And now generations later, you don't know how many guys who ordinarily would be loath to admit that they shed a tear, will tell you at the drop of a hat, I still cry every time I see Brian's Song," says Bob Costas on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Brian Piccolo, who was a backup Chicago Bears running back and died of cancer at 26, will be profiled on

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