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March 20, 2011 | Associated Press
Steve Sabol, president of Mount Laurel-based NFL Films, will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment after doctors discovered a tumor on the left side of his brain. NFL.com cited an NFL Films statement Friday about the 68-year-old Sabol, a Moorestown resident who was hospitalized March 5 in Kansas City, Mo., after suffering a seizure. "[Sabol] will begin treatments soon," the company's statement said. "Steve is in good spirits and is deeply appreciative of everyone's good wishes.
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September 23, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
The spiral is perfect, the ball launched by a buggy-whip arm, and it arcs in majestic slow motion across a cobalt sky. Two are in lockstep pursuit of it, receiver and defender, each calculating where their thunderous intersection will be reached, and you see them rising and grasping as one, and it is all so real that you swear that you are, well, there. Right there! And Steve Sabol would smile a smile of modesty and satisfaction and lean back and thank you. On behalf of NFL Films and its gazillion Emmys, we thank you. To quote the song: Nobody does it better.
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September 19, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
STEVE SABOL took everything seriously except himself. He was a character, but not a buffoon. He was colorful, but respectful. Sabol was magna cum laude at the Haverford School when his life took an odd turn. He was rejected by Harvard and went to tiny Colorado College, where his zest for life flourished. In a 1982 interview with Daily News columnist Tom Cushman, Sabol talked about some of the pranks he was able to pull. Usually, he was his own target. Remember, this was the early 1960s, so some of this stuff wouldn't fly today.
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September 19, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Steve Sabol, an art history major and football star in college who combined those two passions to help transform the family business, NFL Films, into a modern mythmaking marvel, died Tuesday at 69. Mr. Sabol had been battling brain cancer since 2011. An inoperable tumor had been discovered just days after his father, Ed, the NFL Films founder, was elected to Pro Football's Hall of Fame. A lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who never lost his accent or his boyish idealism, Mr. Sabol forever changed the way Americans view their sports.
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September 19, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Sabol, 69, an art history major and football star in college who combined those two passions to help transform the family business, NFL Films, into a modern mythmaking marvel, died Tuesday, Sept. 18. He had been battling brain cancer since 2011. An inoperable tumor had been discovered just days after his father, Ed, the NFL Films founder, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A lifelong Philadelphia-area resident who never lost his accent or his boyish idealism, Mr. Sabol forever changed the way Americans view their sports.
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September 20, 2012
STEVE SABOL freely used the word "mythologize" to describe what he and NFL Films did for the National Football League. He was right, too. The common understanding of the word "myth" these days somehow connotes to "false," which is the problem. Not to go all Merriam-Webster on you, but this is the real definition of "myth": "a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon"   This is exactly what Steve Sabol did. He wrote stories, with words and video and sound and music.
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June 16, 1997 | by Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
Steve Sabol knows something about not forgetting your roots. His father, Ed, founded NFL Films 30 years ago, and Steve now serves as its president. When approached to give some support to New Jersey's 19th annual North-South All-Star Football Classic, Sabol couldn't resist. "Our company started with my father filming me in the fourth grade and filming every high school game I played in," said Sabol. "This is really a return to the roots of NFL Films. When we were approached about the opportunity to help out, I said, 'Absolutely.
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September 21, 2012
An obituary Wednesday for Steve Sabol listed the wrong college for the NFL Films president. He graduated from Colorado College. A story Thursday about the reopening of the Philadelphia History Museum omitted its address, 15 S. Seventh St. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor...
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March 26, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
NFL Films president Steve Sabol, who has a tumor on the left side of his brain, has told his staff that he is calm, collected, and determined. "The doctors told me to make progress. I just have to 'move the chains' and keep making first downs (Merril Hoge will be happy with my game plan.)," Sabol wrote this week in an e-mail to the NFL Films staff. Hoge is an NFL analyst for ESPN. NFL Films shared an excerpt of Sabol's letter with The Inquirer. "Thank you all for your support and encouragement," Sabol wrote.
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February 2, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ed Sabol's dream venture started out as a near disaster. A former overcoat salesman from the Main Line, he had turned his longtime love of football, theater and video into a new family business: making NFL championship games into movies. Sabol, then 48, had brought his son, Steve, home from college in Colorado and headed to Yankee Stadium for the 1962 NFL championship game, between the Giants and Packers. They had eight cameras and a handful of men in their 20s to help film. But, as Steve Sabol recalls, it was the second coldest day of his life, after the famed Ice Bowl a few years later.
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February 11, 2015 | Daily News staff and wire reports
NEW YORK - Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98. Sabol died yesterday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., the NFL said. Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films from 1964-95, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards. NFL Films is based in Mount Laurel, N.J. "Through his determination and innovative spirit, Ed Sabol transformed how America watched football and all sports," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
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October 30, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seventy years ago, he parachuted into a ferocious gun battle raging across the town square of Sainte-Mere-Eglise. Everywhere, buildings were ablaze and bullets zipped through the air. Army Sgt. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere couldn't wait to get into the fight during the Normandy invasion and avenge his brother Henry, killed by the Germans in Italy. He later parachuted into Holland with fellow South Philadelphia native Edward "Babe" Heffron during Operation Market Garden, one the largest drops of airborne troops in history.
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August 19, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The pose is typical - the way many people remember him on the football field, always ready to capture the action. His eyes scan the ground as though waiting for the next play, the next classic shot. And his video camera, like an extension of his body, is perched on his right shoulder, prepared to record impossible catches and colliding giants. A bronze figure of Steve Sabol, the late president and co-founder of NFL Films, was unveiled last week during a private ceremony outside the company's Mount Laurel headquarters.
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September 23, 2012
More lockout fallout *  ("Will anyone blink in time this season?" Sept. 16) These negotiations are like war. After the very first meeting, the players union should have put Crosby in front of a camera at a press conference and have him go all doom and gloom and cancel all further talks. Owners always win in this because they know the players want to play. The Pink Floyd Philly.com/Sports Donald Fehr vs. Gary Bettman. You have a better shot of Netanyahu and Ahmadinejad getting together for peace talks!
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September 23, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
The spiral is perfect, the ball launched by a buggy-whip arm, and it arcs in majestic slow motion across a cobalt sky. Two are in lockstep pursuit of it, receiver and defender, each calculating where their thunderous intersection will be reached, and you see them rising and grasping as one, and it is all so real that you swear that you are, well, there. Right there! And Steve Sabol would smile a smile of modesty and satisfaction and lean back and thank you. On behalf of NFL Films and its gazillion Emmys, we thank you. To quote the song: Nobody does it better.
NEWS
September 21, 2012
An obituary Wednesday for Steve Sabol listed the wrong college for the NFL Films president. He graduated from Colorado College. A story Thursday about the reopening of the Philadelphia History Museum omitted its address, 15 S. Seventh St. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor...
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September 21, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
AS SEC football games go, Georgia-Vanderbilt doesn't necessarily inspire visions of BCS bowls. But that's not to say there won't be fireworks on Saturday. Vanderbilt has been the doormat of the league for some time. Last year, the Commodores nearly stunned Georgia before falling late. Afterward, Vandy coach James Franklin had an apparent altercation with a Georgia player that led Georgia assistant Todd Grantham to step toward Franklin. Quite messy. Georgia is a customary two-touchdown favorite and is very interested in showing its displeasure for how things dissolved in Nashville last season.
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September 20, 2012
STEVE SABOL freely used the word "mythologize" to describe what he and NFL Films did for the National Football League. He was right, too. The common understanding of the word "myth" these days somehow connotes to "false," which is the problem. Not to go all Merriam-Webster on you, but this is the real definition of "myth": "a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon"   This is exactly what Steve Sabol did. He wrote stories, with words and video and sound and music.
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September 19, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
STEVE SABOL took everything seriously except himself. He was a character, but not a buffoon. He was colorful, but respectful. Sabol was magna cum laude at the Haverford School when his life took an odd turn. He was rejected by Harvard and went to tiny Colorado College, where his zest for life flourished. In a 1982 interview with Daily News columnist Tom Cushman, Sabol talked about some of the pranks he was able to pull. Usually, he was his own target. Remember, this was the early 1960s, so some of this stuff wouldn't fly today.
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