Steve Sabol: A Friend to the Green Bay Packers

September 22, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I felt very saddened when I heard the news that Steve Sabol of NFL Films had died of brain cancer at age 69 on Tuesday. I knew that Sabol was diagnosed with this terrible disease shortly after Super Bowl XLV. Unfortunately, Sabol didn't win this difficult battle, but he and his father Ed have left a lasting impression of superb film work which will forever leave it's mark on the NFL.
Sabol and his father have also left an unforgettable legacy of film work regarding the Green Bay Packers. The first work NFL Films ever did was the 1962 NFL Championship Game between the Packers and the New York Giants, when NFL Films was then Blair Motion Pictures.
Ed Sabol had named his film company after his daughter, Blair, but after a couple of years of filming NFL play, the company was purchased by the NFL and renamed NFL Films.
In the 1960s, the NFL was dominated by the Packers, who were coached by the legendary Vince Lombardi.
And it was L...

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