Feb. 10, 2015
Ed Sabol Passes At 98
((HT: NFL their own selves))
It all started with Steve Sabol outbidding everyone else to shoot the 1962 NFL Championship Game for $3,000. It continues today with a product that, continually, puts a behind-the-scenes look on the nation's passion.
The man who started NFL Films in 1964 was at the helm for 31 years and was given a lifetime achievement award by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in 2003. NFL Films won 52 Emmys in the elder Sabol's tenure. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Here's the easiest idea for the "A Football Life" the NFL Network ever did.
If you watch the HQ when we are out in the field, a lot of the video tendencies came from them in our shooting styles. And for that, you will always see from us and others the influences of the Sabols and their handiwork.
Can't thank them enough...