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RIP Ed Sabol

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. I hope someone had the foresight to have John Facenda prerecord his eulogy.
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    St. Peter's Wind is a Raider.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    He had half his life to go at Super Bowl I. A life well-lived.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    RIP. Is there any NFL fan from the baby boomer generation that did not see or hear The NFL
    through the lens and audio of Ed Sabol. Few of today realize what a huge roll Sabol and NFL
    Films played in making The NFL the hugh organization it is today.

    My favorite NFL piece - "The Autumn Wind is a Pirate"
    Songbird likes this.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Minor quibble: Steve Sabol wrote "The Autumn Wind." Ed deserves a ton of credit for being a visionary and a trailblazer, but I think even he would have agreed that Steve was the genius behind NFL Films.
  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    There's an argument to be made that Ed Sabol is the most important individual in the NFL becoming the sports colossus it is today.
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  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Would agree. They made "the frozen tundra" famous
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Major Quibble ;):
    Where did I write that Steve Sabol wrote the piece? Just said that it was my favorite slice of NFL Films.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Good thing they didn't have to pay royalties to those 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century composers whose music they used.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The "A Football Life" story on the Sabols on the NFL Network was tremendous. (I think that was the show. Might have been a 30 for 30).
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