When you look at the history of the National Football League on television and the sports media, there are just a few men who come to mind who have had a huge impact on how the sport became America’s Game. Baseball is America’s Pastime, but there’s no doubt that football is America’s Game.
Ed and Steve Sabol who ran NFL Films has passed away today at the age of 69. To properly describe his impact on the game, it would take more than just one post.
The Sabols helped to bring Hollywood production values into NFL Films such as slow motion photography, beautiful cinematography, wireless microphones, musical scores, storytelling and so much more. Steve began with NFL Films when his father bought the rights to film the NFL Championship Game in 1962 and remained with the company to his dying day.
Throughout today, Fang’s Bites will pay tribute to Steve Sabol and his influence on the sports media.