Sad news this afternoon as we learn of the passing of Steve Sabol, the man who made a brutal game beautiful. As president and co-founder of the much lauded, legendary NFL Films (along with his father Ed), Steve Sabol forever altered the way America views its favorite game, approaching the sport of football with a deft hand that highlighted both the epic struggle of warriors on the field of battle and dignified people grinding out their happiness and legacy.
A member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, Sabol won countless Emmy’s for his work, which in my humble opinion is the finest catalogue of sports media in existence, and a blueprint for the high quality of work that we expect today. Things like HBO’s NFL Films produced Hard Knocks or ESPN’s 30 For 30 series are full of Sabol’s unique style. It’s truly a great loss for the sporting world. Thanks for making so much cool stuff, Steve. Total bummer…- Whole Milk