Former NFL Films President Steve Sabol passed away today at the age of 69 after a battle with brain cancer. All around the football world, people are paying tribute to the legend of Sabol, who along with his father Ed brought the sport into a new age with NFL Films.
All of us here at @nflnetwork are crestfallen and mourn the loss of the genius and iconoclast Steve Sabol. May he rest in peace.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 18, 2012
NFL Films was a huge part of my childhood and made me the football fan I am today. From Football Follies to the yearly New Orleans Saints recap videos (where NFL Films would miraculously succeed in making me believe there was hope with Heath Shuler and Billy Joe Tolliver) to the 75th Anniversary collection, I absorbed it all. The iconic music, the amazing storytelling, and the dramatic imagery produced by Sabol at NFL Films brought the sport to the masses. The work of NFL Films is one of the central reasons football is now America's pastime. The NFL and sports fans everywhere owe Steve Sabol a debt of gratitude for making The Autumn Wind what it is today.
The NFL is hot stuff. They used to have NFL Yearbooks, Super Bowl Highlights on hulu and now there gone. The NFL must have pulled them just like they pull youtube videos and everything else.
I was trying to pay homage to Steve Sabol and there isnt a thing on youtube, NFL Network, Hulu or anything else. No NFL Yearbooks, no Games of the Week, no Super Bowl Highlights, nothing.
I'm a new poster on here so I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes but I think that there isnt any NFL Films footage online at all and that to me is a disgrace.
@BIGSPORTSWRITER The NFL Films specials on ESPN were my favorite thing to watch after a hard day of 7th grade. Sabol used to intro them.
Love NFL Films. I love to hear Steve tell the behind the scenes storiest that went along with the films. He will be missed.
@awfulannouncing NOOOOOOOO! Grew up listening to him. Iconic voice. Shaped the way I view the NFL today. So sad.
@bigsportswriter I spent many Sunday mornings back in the day watching Steve Sabol and Harry Kalas. Sad.