In 1962, Ed Sabol founded Blair Motion Pictures. Named after his daughter, Blair Motion Pictures began as a small idea enabling Sabol to film his son Steve's high school football games.
With his visionary mindset, Sabol worked for and won a $4,000 bid to film the 1962 NFL Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
NFL Films was born.
During the past 49 years, NFL Films has changed the way we view football. Thanks to Sabol, we the viewers have been granted access beyond the stands, inside the lines and into the minds of our favorite Sunday gladiators.
As NFL Films began putting small microphones on players, it gave the common fan a first-person perspective of life on the field and in the helmet. Sabol's concept of "mic'ing up" players was paramount in the transformation of professional football from a national pastime into a cultural phenomenon.
Here are seven of the top mic'd up moments in NFL History.