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A Lifetime of NFL Stories: Steve Sabol and NFL Films Highlights

Steve Sabol passed away today, sad though not unexpected news as he had been battling a brain tumor. Since he, and the NFL Films features were such a big part of our lives growing up (I remember watching all those videos in the afternoon after school on ESPN), we thought the least we could do was put up another homage with various random NFL Films contributions or thoughts from Sabol.

 

The opening montage of the NFL Memories show on ESPN:

Steve Sabol and others talking about NFL Films, including this fantastic quote from Sabol at the 1:16 mark: “We still have the Western Union telegram that my dad got from Pete Rozelle telling him that he had won the rights, for $3,000, to shoot the ’62 championship game.”

The Autumn Wind is a Pirate:

Super Bowl XIII Highlights, narrated by John Facenda, written of course by Sabol:

Marcus Allen’s run: Running Into the Night:

Before we had instantaneous highlights everywhere, NFL Films put together weekly highlights. Here’s a random one of Bengals and Rams in 1990:

Steve Sabol explaining “This is the Moment”:

NFL Films on Cursing:

Steve Sabol in the Lost Treasures on John Facenda. You’ll be missed, Steve:

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