A few years ago during the dog days of summer, in an attempt to fill air time with not much else going on, ESPN came up with this gimmick segment called "Who's Now?" Basically, they matched up various sports figures in a bracket style tournament and then had random celebrities (sports and Hollywood) ... More >>
''Today of course those techniques are so common it's hard to imagine just how radical they once were. Believe me, it wasn't always easy getting people to accept them, but I think it was worth the effort.'' -- Steve Sabol in a 2011 interview with the Associated Press, discussing his and his father' ... More >>
Steve Sabol, NFL Films' president and a huge part of the weekly life of every NFL fan in America, succumbed to brain cancer earlier today. He was 69.
NFL Films was the brainchild of his father, Ed Sabol, who in 1962 made every football play, every defeat, win and tackle into juicy cinematic popcor ... More >>
Ah, NFL Films circa 1977.
This bit of net goodness features comical musical accompaniment that is, thankfully, no longer on Steve Sabol's playlist.
It also features the Houston Oilers freezing their asses off in snowbound Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.
This is old-time football: love the empty fo ... More >>