View Full Version : NFL Films Steve Sabol passed away

09-18-2012, 01:33 PM

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

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.

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!!

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.


09-18-2012, 02:51 PM

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

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.

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

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

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?

09-18-2012, 03:41 PM

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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

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

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


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

09-18-2012, 08:28 PM

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.