NFL – The football world says goodbye to a legend of the sport on Tuesday. Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, has died just weeks away from 70th birthday after an 18 month battle with brain cancer.
RIP Steve Sabol. I think you could argue he was just as important to the success of the NFL if not more so than any other living person today. Just revolutionized the way people thought of the game and watched it. Growing up my favorite part of the Superbowl every year was watching the endless reruns of the past Superbowls always beginning with the Steve Sabol intro before turning it over to John Facenda. Just got me addicted to loving the NFL. And longtime Stoolies know that I’ll still drop at least 2 or 3 NFL films quotes per week. “More grit than glitter, more spit than polish etc. The guy was the absolute best at what he did. RIP Steve Sabol. May the autumn wind be with you…..