Steve Sabol (1942–2012)

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Steve Sabol was born on October 2, 1942 in Moorestown, New Jersey, USA as Stephen Douglas Sabol. He was a producer and writer, known for Sports Illustrated: The First 25 Years (1981), NFL Monday Night Matchup (1985) and They Call It Pro Football (1966). He was married to Penelope (Penny) Ashman and Lisa Kapp. He died on September 18, 2012 in ... See full bio »

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 2013 2012 Baltimore Ravens: Super Bowl XLVII Champions (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 NFL Characters Unite (Documentary short) (producer)
 2012 The San Francisco 49ers Team of the '80s (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Namath (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Greatest Super Bowl Moments (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 Lombardi (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2010 NFL Full Contact (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Super Bowl (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Pro Bowl (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Cowboys Stadium (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Kickoff (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 NFL Films Presents (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Love, Hate and Grief in the NFL (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2001-2009 Hard Knocks (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals #4 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals #3 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals #2 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals #1 (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #5 (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Dallas Cowboys 10 Greatest Games (Video) (executive producer)
 2008 Truth in 24 (Documentary) (executive producer: NFL Films)
 2008 In Just One Play: The Big-Play Men of the NFL (Video) (executive producer)
 2008 Manning, Brady and Favre: The Quarterbacks (executive producer)
 2007 Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History (Video) (executive producer)
 2006 NFL: Favre 4 Ever (Video) (executive producer)
 2004 The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 2003 New England Patriots: Super Bowl XXXVIII Champions (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2004 The Wild Ride to Super Bowl I (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl XXXVII Champions (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 2003 Sounds of the Game (TV Series) (co-executive producer)
 2002 The Bravest Team: The Rebuilding of the FDNY Football Club (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 The NFL's Hard-Hitting Grooves (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 1999 Lost Treasures of NFL Films (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Beginning: 1962-1965 (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998 The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1996 Football America (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 NFL's 100 Greatest Follies (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 75 Seasons: The Story of the NFL (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 NFL Rocks (Video) (executive producer)
 1991 NFL: Foul-ups, Fumbles, & Follies (TV Movie) (producer)
 1991 Sports Illustrated Greatest Highlights of the Super Bowl (Video documentary) (producer)
 1990 Football Follies on Parade (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1989 The Super Duper Football Follies (TV Movie) (producer)
 1988 NFL's Greatest Hits (Video) (producer)
 1988 The Very Best of the Football Follies (Video short) (producer)
 1988 Follies, Crunches and Highlights (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1987 The NFL TV Follies (TV Movie) (producer)
 1987 Strange But True Football Stories (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 Best of the Football Follies (TV Special) (producer)
 1985 NFL Crunch Course (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1985 NFL Monday Night Matchup (TV Series) (senior producer)
 1984 Dio: Special from the Spectrum (Video) (producer)
 1983 NFL Follies Go Hollywood (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 The History of Pro Football (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1982 Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football (Video documentary) (producer)
 1981 Sports Illustrated: The First 25 Years (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 The NFL Symfunny (TV Special) (producer)
 1976 The Son of the Football Follies (TV Movie) (producer)
 1968 The Football Follies (TV Short) (producer)
 1966 They Call It Pro Football (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 NFL Game of the Week (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1973-1986)
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When we started NFL Films, there were no focus groups, there were no demographic studies, there were no surveys. Every decision that we made, we made with our hearts, not with our heads. And, in the very beginning, we really didn't even have a business plan. See more »


While training for his college football in the Weight Room at Philadelphia Health club, he was urged by 1964 AAU Mr. America, Val Vasilleff and Pro Wrestling Champion, Buddy Rogers, to enter the AAU Mr. Philadelphia physique contest. Mr. Sabol did so and, as a novice, took 1st Place. (Strength & Health Magazine). See more »

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