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When Steve Sabol passed away Tuesday after an 18-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor, he did so having left behind a legacy that has shaped the way people watch -- and rewatch -- sports. As president of NFL Films, Sabol was integral in creating many of the innovations that have made watching sports the enjoyable experience it is today. From the slow-motion images of game action to the powerful voice of John Facenda reading a poetic, lyrical script written by Sabol, the beauty of the game was showcased and sold by one man. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft...

Steve Sabol of NFL Films passes away

Steve Sabol, the President of NFL Films, passed away Tuesday at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.

Reflecting on the legend of Steve Sabol

Yesterday we featured a Q&A with longtime NFL Films producer Jeff Jorden.  If by chance you haven't read it, you can read it at this link.  It's great insights from Jorden on what set Steve Sabol apart from his peers and the irrevocable bond he had with NFL Films.  Today, a more personal perspective on Sabol's incredible impact. If you polled fans heading into...

AA Q&A: NFL Films producer Jeff Jorden on Steve Sabol

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 like at...

Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, Passes Away at 69

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 as NFL Films President in 1985 from his father Ed, who founded the company. Ed was a true visionary, going to the NFL with a camera and an idea. Lucky for him (and us), the...

Steve Sabol's Death a Poignant Reminder of the Glory of the NFL

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...

President Of NFL Films, Steve Sabol, Passes Away 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...

Report: NFL to honor Steve Sabol

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, 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, 1942-2012

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

Pigskin Poet: Steve Sabol Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

NFL Films president Steve Sabol passed away Tuesday morning after an 18-month struggle with brain cancer. He was 69. We don't get too emotional around here at the CHFF world headquarters. But the death of Sabol is a tough one.

Steve Sabol, founder of NFL Films, Dies of Brain Cancer

Few people have done more to popularize the NFL than Steve Sabol, the president and co-founder of NFL Films, who died today a couple weeks short of...

Reflecting On The Passing of NFL Films President, Steve Sabol

On the first day of my senior year in high school in my Television Production class, my teacher Mr. Zimmerman asked the class for its first assignment. The question he asked all of us was, “why did you take this class?”  Some students wrote down that it was a requirement, others said there were no more classes available.  I wrote down that I took the class because one day I...

CHFF Radio: NFL Films' Greg Cosell Discusses Sabol; Plus Pats-Ravens, Tailgating

Week 3 of CHFF Radio on was highlighted by a visit from NFL Films producer Greg Cosell, who worked the late Steve Sabol for 33 years.

Sports Media Weekly No. 119- Rob Stone, Fox Soccer

Ken Fang of Fangs Bites and I have mixed emotions over this week’s edition of Sports Media Weekly. We begin the program looking back at the life of former NFL Films President Steve Sabol, who passed away yesterday at the age of 69 after losing his battle with brain cancer.  Ken and I look back
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