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In 1986 I was a young 24 year-old working my first “good” job for the Pennsylvania state government. My boss was a respected elected official up for re-election.
This one particular evening in October, I found myself at a dinner meeting with my boss, his wife and a local business man at a restaurant on Lancaster Avenue along the Main Line. Dinner and the meeting had concluded and I looked to the folks around the table attempting to make my exit. I had a wife and 9 month-old son at home, my first of three children.
My boss looked at me and said, “Stay a few minutes. I got somebody meeting us for drinks.” I wasn’t terribly thrilled as it had already been a long day.
A few moments later a very tall, good-looking gentleman approached my boss at our table and very gregariously slapped him on the back and announced his entrance. It was a distinctive voice. One I had heard many, many times.
My boss turned to me and said, “Oh Mike, this is . . .” I stopped him. “You’re Steve Sabol,” I said....
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President of NFL Films Steve Sabol died of brain cancer at the age of 69 on Tuesday.
Sabol was the creative force behind NFL Films' unique brand of storytelling and cinematography for five decades.
"Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Steve's passion for football...
NFL To Honor Steve Sabol All Week -
The NFL will honor Steve Sabol this week in the most appropriate way possible: on film. In every NFL stadium this week, a video tribute to the late NFL Films president will air prior to kickoff. Sabol spent his life glorifying football. He would not want his tribute to distract from the field, but it only seems right that his image will be seen...
If you enjoy watching football on television -- I assume this is most of you -- then you felt the enormous impact Steve Sabol had in his life as co-founder of NFL Films. Sabol may not have received as much credit as he deserved towards the popularization of the NFL while alive, but when news of his death broke, Twitter blew up with an outpouring of support. Current NFL players, hall...
The Autumn wind is a pirate
Blustering in from sea
With a rollicking song he sweeps along
His face is weatherbeaten
He wears a hooded sash
With a silver hat about his head
And a bristling black mustache
He growls as he storms the country
A villain big and bold
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
As he robs them of their gold.
The Autumn wind is...
Anyone that has followed the NFL for any length of time knows the name Steve Sabol. He was an integral part of how the NFL is watched today. His father, Ed Sabol created NFL Films and Sabol eventually became President of the company.
On Tuesday, Sabol lost his battle with brain cancer. He learned in March of 2011 that the cancer was inoperable and he would eventually die from it...
A towering figure in sports television passed away Tuesday. Steve Sabol, whose fifty-year NFL broadcasting career included more than a quarter-century as president of NFL Films, died on Tuesday at age 69. The news came more than a year after Sabol was diagnosed with brain cancer. Sabol began his association with NFL Films from the very beginning, working the 1962 Packers/Giants NFL...
Steve Sabol left a lasting impression on NFL fans during his time at NFL Films. This week, fans will remember him in NFL stadiums across the country with a video tribute, NFL.com reports citing a league source.
Each NFL stadium will air a video prior to kickoff.
Sabol, who lost his 18-month battle with cancer on Tuesday, was the driving force behind NFL Films and was influential...
The sports media world is reacting with sadness to the news of the passing of NFL Films President Steve Sabol. The 69 year-old Sabol passed away today following a long battle with brain cancer. Sabol rode along with his father Ed in creating NFL Films in the early 1960′s. Together the pair devised many of
Steve Sabol’s impact on the NFL will live on. Steve Sabol the president of NFL Films and son of Ed Sabol the founder passed away today of brain cancer at the age of 69. Many NFL fans on every team, don’t realize how influential Sabol and his father were in the emergence of the NFL. NFL Films were the start of a massive move to romanticize the game in ways that are hard to define...
Steve Sabol, the president of NFL Films, died on Tuesday of brain cancer that had been discovered in 2011. He was a few weeks shy of turning 70.
It’s hard to overstate just how good NFL Films has been over the years. It’s so good, I sometimes think the NFL doesn’t deserve it. Kind of how I used to feel about Pixar and Disney before Pixar kind of started sucking.
Steve Sabol, Creative Force Behind NFL Films, Dies at 69 - NYTimes.com: What an amazing life!!
The death of Steve Sabol is being felt all over the league, as the former president of NFL Films was an inspiration to many in the professional football world. SI.com's Peter King, a titan of the industry himself, thinks he's got a fitting tribute for Sabol, who passed away on Tuesday at 69 after a battle with brain cancer. King penned a thoughtful piece on NFL.com about...