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RIP Steve Sabol

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Elliotte Friedman, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Via Adam Schefter tweet.

    Enormous impact on the NFL and television. Great mind, terrific person who would always come on sports radio station in Toronto when we asked. One time, he was interrupted by his laundry being returned to his hotel room. Came back, resumed the interview right where he left off.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's too bad. I never met him, but he has to be on the very short list of most universally liked people within NFL circles. I always thought it was a great decision by MacCambridge to devote so much space to NFL Films in "America's Game."

    Hopefully they show a Best Of NFL Films marathon on NFL Network. I don't know why, but for some reason the episode on the Bills' comeback against the Oilers has always been my favorite.
  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    RIP Sir.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dammit. Cancer sucks.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    That's terribly sad news, but here was a man who got the very most out of the life he was given.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    One of the best assets the NFL ever had.

    That's too bad. RIP.
  7. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    NFL Films is one of the great propaganda machines in human history.

    I mean that in a positive way. Absolutely adore their work.

  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    To see how good at entertainment Sabol was, compare the NFL Films product and the older the product the better, with the films and videos from similar periods broadcast by the other three sports' cable networks. The World Series and Stanley Cup highlight films are amateur travesties when John Facenda was ALREADY a legend created by the Sabol family.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Autumn Wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea
    With a rollicking song he sweeps along
    swaggering boisterously
    His face is weather beaten
    He wears a hooded sash
    With his silver hat about his head
    And a bristly black moustache
    He growls as he storms the country
    A villain big and bold
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake
    As he robs them of their gold
    The Autumn wind is a Raider
    Pillaging just for fun
    He’ll knock you ’round and upside down
    And laugh when he’s conquered and won.

    Pure genius. I actually remember a time when I thought that was a poem of olden days adapted to the Oakland Raiders.

  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Took over for his dad and built an empire. RIP
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

  12. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    A one-of-a-kind to be sure, and what a nice guy. What a legacy. He will be missed.
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