NFL Hall of Fame 2011: Ed Sabol Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
NFL Hall of Fame 2011: Ed Sabol Honored Alongside Six NFL Stars Saturday Night
NFL Hall of Fame voting produced plenty of controversy this year, but the decision to include one particular nominee comes as a victory for NFL fans worldwide.
Ed Sabol, who pioneered the concept of NFL Films and represented one of the driving forces behind the league's explosive growth, was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night.
Sabol, who has received more then 90 Emmy Awards for his work, began filming professional football way back in 1962, when his production company filmed the NFL Championship Game.
Two years later, he re-named his company NFL Films and then spent the next 31 years crafting some of the most memorable and groundbreaking footage in sports history.
Sabol's unique ability to pair primitive footage of offensive lineman spitting and running backs grunting with dramatic music made almost any old NFL Films clip captivating.
Growing up, there was nothing better than learning about the great teams and players of yesteryear by spending hours watching NFL Films.
No matter who was being featured or what game was being shown, it was always almost impossible to stop watching.
I'll take that over the Lord of the Rings trilogy any day of the week.
Here's hoping we see more drama in Dallas on Super Bowl Sunday.
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