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Report: NFL to honor Steve Sabol

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Steve Sabol left a lasting impression on NFL fans during his time at NFL Films. This week, fans will remember him in NFL stadiums across the country with a video tribute, NFL.com reports citing a league source.

Each NFL stadium will air a video prior to kickoff.

Sabol, who lost his 18-month battle with cancer on Tuesday, was the driving force behind NFL Films and was influential to many industry leaders.

“He was a terrific man and a skilled and talented artist," FOX Sports Media Group chairman David Hill said. "Steve and his father Ed built NFL Films from nothing and were pioneers in sports television and filmmaking, and after taking the reins from his father, Steve put his own stamp on NFL Films, and its ability to capture football’s nuance and subtlety. When we started FOX Sports, no one was more helpful than Steve, and in a short time he became a great, great friend. He was always there to listen to one of my idiotic ideas. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Steve, and no one, absolutely no one, could rock a pink shirt while talking about the NFL as well as Steve. He was greatly respected and will be missed by everyone at FOX and the entire NFL community.”
 

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