Jerry Jones, Sterling Sharpe, Bob Costas, Michael Lombardi, Carl Peterson and Steve Mariucci all join Rich to reflect on the life of Steve Sabol, one of the NFL’s and televisions most influential and incredible men. This special edition of The Rich Eisen Podcast remembering the life and contributions of Steve Sabol also includes Steve’s last appearance on the podcast just prior to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, where Steve’s father Ed Sabol was nominated for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2011.
NFL Films is more than a production company, it’s an institution. The life’s work of Steve Sabol, a football player turned artist who transformed American television for half a century.
In 1962, Ed Sabol won the rights to film the league’s championship game and NFL Films was born. In a sense, so was Steve, who was there that freezing day at Yankee Stadium working as a cameraman. For the next 50 years, he never stopped working for the NFL.
Few men in the League have ever had a longer run. None has ever had a better one. He was the game’s first quintuple threat. An Emmy-winning