Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/19/12

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...

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