During football season, NFL PrimeTime was an absolute must. Every Sunday night.
And after it was all said and done around midnight, ESPN would play NFL Films Presents. It was an an absolute must. Every Sunday night.
So it is was sad to hear hear that NFL President Steve Sabol died today of brain cancer at the age of 69 (incidentally, the same age as my father, who died in early August).
Here’s a blurb from a story today:
Sabol received 35 Emmys for writing, cinematography, editing, directing and producing. No one else had ever earned that many Emmys in as many different categories.
He began his career as a cinematographer under his father. He was the perfect fit for the job: an all-Rocky Mountain Conference running back at Colorado College majoring in art history.
The Sabols treated sport as film and changed the way Americans watched and perceived games. Their advances included everything from reverse angle replays to setting highlights to pop music.