As I’ve written a couple times here I owe most of my love of football to NFL Films, and today we’ve lost a legend in Steve Sabol. It was the theatrical and epic nature of NFL Films that hooked me on the NFL early in life and I think their influence here on PatsPropaganda is pretty obvious.
So I just wanted to share a couple Steve Sabol-related items that I’ve enjoyed over the years. The fingerprint that Steve and his father Ed Sabol left on the NFL will not soon be forgotten. They defined how sports should be filmed, and in a way that television just doesn’t capture.
Sabol on Belichick, from Lombardi vs. Belichick:
Belichick is a brilliant planner who creates a mental map of each game, then plays it out in his mind before his team has to play it out on the field. His complex schemes work like a kaleidoscope: with each little twist they present different pictures to the opposition.
Steve Sabol on how to shoot your kids football games.