Found September 18, 2012 on Football Nation:
NFL icon Steve Sabol has passed today at the age of 69, after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.Sabol's father, Ed, founded what eventually became the industry standard NFL Films in 1962.The fledgling company's first major contract assignment was an in-depth look at the 1962 title game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.The younger Sabol worked with his father every step of the way in building a brand that paved a glorious and enduring legacy that left imitators and viewers in awe.The death of such a legendary and monumental figure in the sport reminds us today of all things good about the league and sport with which we've grown up, and love to this day.With all the swirling conflicts that surround the game at this moment in time, from "bounty-gate" to concussion lawsuits, and of course the replacement official debacle, it is important to remind oneself of the beauty and richness the game of football provides.And in particular, all that Steve ...
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