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SkapePhin
09-18-2012, 01:33 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000063643/article/steve-sabol-founder-of-nfl-films-dies?campaign=Facebook_news

RIP Steve Sabol. He was a big part of the success of the NFL! He will be missed.

TheJetsBlow
09-18-2012, 01:34 PM
RIP. He was a legend and an innovator. The NFL wouldn't be what it is without him and his dad. I'm glad he lived to see his dad go into the HOF.

Danny
09-18-2012, 01:37 PM
wow, love what him and his dad did for the NFL..... great vision both of them....rip

Ozzy rules!!

datruth55
09-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Wow, I didn't even realize he was that old...I didn't even know he had brain cancer. Terrible news.

Nublar7
09-18-2012, 01:37 PM
This is very sad news. He was a major part of the growth of the NFL.

Dolphins7273
09-18-2012, 01:43 PM
RIP. Used to love coming home from school in the mid-90's and watch classic NFL films on ESPN. Him and his dad are a huge part in why the NFL is the most popular league today.

jfleag61
09-18-2012, 01:44 PM
I remember as a kid watching "this is the NFL" waaaay before ESPN and the like. Fond memories.. R I P Steve, every NFL fan owes you and your father a ton of gratitude!

Austin Tatious
09-18-2012, 01:46 PM
RIP. I am a huge fan. I watched him as a little kid going back to the 70s. Phenomenal talent and vision. Loved his work. Came across great on TV too. Sad loss.

slickrickpuppy
09-18-2012, 01:56 PM
And his dad is still alive and has to bury his son ....sad rip

hab321
09-18-2012, 01:56 PM
Just read that he passed from cancer. Very sad.
God speed Steve!!!! thanks for the memories!!

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Adam Strange
09-18-2012, 02:14 PM
RIP to Steve Sabol.

I was also struck by how old he was, almost 70. He looked extremely youthful in the 80s and 90s which is when I was most aware of him.

LandShark13
09-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Sad day for the NFL.

slickrickpuppy
09-18-2012, 02:36 PM
He looked in his 50's ..not 70!

COphinphan89
09-18-2012, 02:37 PM
Sad day indeed. I too remember coming home from school every day while my parents were still at work and watching NFL films instead of doing my homework. Good times.

number1fin
09-18-2012, 02:45 PM
In honor and remembrance of Steve Sabol, here's maybe his most underappreciated contribution to the National Football League. And that's the NFL flims soundtrack.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=vKGKe1B4rBU

Spesh
09-18-2012, 02:51 PM
:(

RIP Steve Sabol. What he and his family did for football cant be overstated.

TheWalrus
09-18-2012, 02:56 PM
What a great man. What sad news.

I hope this thread stays up on the main page here for a while. I always thought of him as an honorary member of the Dolphins family, and I think the fans of most teams feel the same way. I shudder to think what things would be like if he had not come along.

I always wanted to write to him to thank him but never did, thinking it would jinx his recovery by being a tacit admission that the end was near.

Thank you, Steve.

Phins28
09-18-2012, 03:06 PM
RIP Sabol, he's the reason why I'm a huge football fan.

DKphin
09-18-2012, 03:08 PM
RIP, I liked NFL films alot better than the network

dirwuf
09-18-2012, 03:27 PM
... I always thought of him as an honorary member of the Dolphins family, and I think the fans of most teams feel the same way. I shudder to think what things would be like if he had not come along...

Very sad...I'm in the business and had always hoped to work with (or for) Steve someday.

...wasn't Shula upset with Steve for the having the "computer" tournament of the greatest teams of all time and having one of the Steelers teams beat the '72 Dolphins?

Mogwai
09-18-2012, 03:41 PM
RIP

He influenced the whole way we look at the game we love. He created this entire aesthetic through the booming instrumentals, gravitas filled narration over these gritty well shot highlights. It made the game these epic dramas. He's been an incredible champion for the NFL and thankfully his legacy lives on.

Phantom
09-18-2012, 03:53 PM
Miss th edays of their videos, the crap now has a million ex players and coaches all trying to be the smartest, or comedians. It's pure garbage.

Dolfan5000
09-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Such shocking news. This man was a creative genius in the truest sense. Take such a simple thing as football and turn it into poetry in motion. May you forever R.I.P.

Etuoo33
09-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Good man gone:( RIP!

johngarry
09-18-2012, 04:16 PM
what abba Ed created and son Steve perfected was evolutionary… never to be duplicated. personally, it accentuated dreams of crafting my career choice, by making production assistant John Facenda, "the voice" of the world's greatest game. Thank you Ed. Thank you Steve.

RIP

endorPHINS72
09-18-2012, 04:16 PM
Aww man! That is awful. He and his dad did fantastic work with NFL Films and made so many new fans for the league with their work. Rest in peace, Mr. Sabol.

dabouser
09-18-2012, 07:27 PM
A sad day, tons of memories,

Uzrael
09-18-2012, 08:13 PM
A great man and a true innovator. He will be missed.

CedarPhin
09-18-2012, 08:15 PM
Sucks. He was a great dude.

RIP.

DphinBillkiller
09-18-2012, 08:17 PM
Hate to hear that. RIP.

Youbetcha
09-18-2012, 08:28 PM
R.i.p.

Fin Fan in Cali
09-18-2012, 08:29 PM
May Steve rest in peace.

Fish Head
09-23-2012, 09:31 AM
Hope he has a son to take his place in the same manner he did for his father.