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Old 09-18-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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NEW YORK -- NFL Films president Steve Sabol has died from brain cancer. He was 69.

The NFL said Sabol died Tuesday, 18 months after he was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain. Sabol started working with his father Ed, NFL Films' founder, in 1964, and their innovations revolutionized sports broadcasting and helped make the NFL the country's most popular sport.

Ed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year. The two received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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A very significant person in the history of how football is filmed/watched/consumed by fans. I remember being a kid, and coming home from school and there would be like a 3 hour block of NFL films on ESPN 2. The style was captivating to me even as a child. The way he used music, and narration to put context into games was downright genius. He was truly a master of his craft.

RIP
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Rip.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Big RIP... this man change my life seeing him and his father's films. They helped ignite my love affair with football and the NFL.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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R.I.P. Mr. Sabol.

The Voice of the NFL for many.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by manderly6 View Post
NEW YORK -- NFL Films president Steve Sabol has died from brain cancer. He was 69.

The NFL said Sabol died Tuesday, 18 months after he was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain. Sabol started working with his father Ed, NFL Films' founder, in 1964, and their innovations revolutionized sports broadcasting and helped make the NFL the country's most popular sport.

Ed was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year. The two received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.
Mr. Sabol was responsible for making some of the most beautiful football videos ever created.

May he RIP.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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He was the Warren Miller of the NFL. RIP Steve!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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A very significant person in the history of how football is filmed/watched/consumed by fans. I remember being a kid, and coming home from school and there would be like a 3 hour block of NFL films on ESPN 2. The style was captivating to me even as a child. The way he used music, and narration to put context into games was downright genius. He was truly a master of his craft.

RIP
Couldn't have said it better. I bought many of those videos back in the 80's when they really started to catch on to the buying public. Still have all of them as well. The Sabols did SO much for promoting the NFL when they started NFL Films back in 1962. There wasn't one program on tv or one video I bought from the Sports Illustrated Book Club that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Whoever takes over NFL Films has a challenge ahead as Steve left some big shoes to fill.

Rip, Steve.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I used to watch NFL Films on ESPN all the time. Fantastic work and no one has done a better job capturing the history of the NFL.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Sabol
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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My sympathies go out to the Sabol family. I loved Steve's voice on the NFL Films tv specials. I will miss him.
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