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NFL Films President Sabol dies at 69

NFL Films President Steve Sabol, half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting and mythologized pro football into the country’s favorite sport, died Tuesday from brain cancer. He was 69. In March 2011, Sabol was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain after being hospitalized for a seizure. His father, Ed, founded NFL Films, and Steve was there working beside him right from the start in 1964. They introduced a series of innovations taken for granted today, from slow-motion replays to sticking microphones on coaches and players. Ed Sabol was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year. – AP



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