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Steve Sabol
Birth: Oct. 2, 1942
Moorestown
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 2012
Moorestown
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA

Filmmaker, Sports Figure. Along with his father Ed Sabol, he founded NFL Films. He served as president of NFL Films from 1985 until his death. He majored in Art while attending Colorado College and earned a spot as a fullback on their football squad. When his father landed the assignment to film the 1962 NFL Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, Steve was called home from Colorado to assist (Steve served as a cameraman). The idea of filming a live sporting event was new to the Sabols however, with success from the result of their efforts they landed an exclusive deal with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and the league owners to film further games. Initially called Blair Productions (named after Ed's daughter Blair), NFL Films came to fruition in 1964. Over the next five decades, Steve Sabol was the creative force behind innovative features never before seen in the history of sports. The concept of placing cameras on-field to capture players immediate reactions and emotions as the game unfolded was revolutionary. Players and coaches were also wired to add drama to the audio and the utilization of slow motion replay was introduced. In addition, such legendary voices as John Facenda and Harry Kalas were incorporated along with musical pieces to bring life to the narration. Steve himself would often host segments. Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his creation and along with Steve, they shared roughly 50 Emmy Awards. He was named Sporting News Sports Executive of the Year in 2002 and was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award a year later. Steve had battled a brain tumor during the last year of his life and succumbed from its complications. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
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Steve Sabol
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Steve Sabol
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That music, those toons that were and are so identified with NFL films. The perfect spiral floating downward.These staples of perfection will go on forever. Steve, you left us so soon. RIP
- RobPhilll
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
A truly unique individual
- runawayuniverse
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013

- Rosita
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
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