Topic: Steve Sabol

April 17, 2014

How did a great Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark become "The Catch"? The same way all NFL myths get made: because NFL Films had its camera in just the right place, and knew just how to sell it. An excerpt from Travis Vogan's book Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media.

September 20, 2012

Sabol, the late head of NFL Films, was a genius — he, and his father Ed, had the ability to reach us in places we didn’t know we had; the ability to make us feel rather than think; the ability to, in a game replete with punishing and concussing hits, touch us ever so lightly but oh so deeply. But given that he defined the way we appreciate football, how will we watch the games without him?