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The football world says goodbye to a legend of the sport on Tuesday. Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, has died just weeks away from 70th birthday after an 18 month battle with brain cancer.
Sabol took over the mantle of NFL Films President in 1985 from his father Ed, who founded the company. Steve learned in March of 2011 that he had a brain tumor that can’t be removed. He introduced his father during Ed’s emotional enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August of 2011. Sabol is survived by his wife, Penny, his son Casey, his parents Audrey and Ed, and his sister Blair.
“Steve was the creative genius behind NFL Films’ remarkable work,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday in an email to NFL personnel. “Steve’s passion for football was matched only by his talent and energy. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we looked at football and sports, and a great friend. His legacy is assured.
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President of NFL Films Steve Sabol died of brain cancer at the age of 69 on Tuesday.
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"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...
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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...
Yesterday, I was greeted with the news I've been dreading ever since I learned of Steve Sabol's illness. The legendary NFL Films President passed away at the age of 69. I knew that I wanted to share some personal thoughts on what Sabol and NFL Films has meant to me over the years, and that will come tomorrow. I also wanted to know more about Sabol and what life was...
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...
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...
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, 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...