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NFL Films Founder Ed Sabol Passes Away At 98

2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Ed Sabol, founder of NFL Films, died Monday in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 98, NFL.com reports.

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011, his vision led NFL Films in revolutionizing the way sports are presented. During his tenure (1964-1995), NFL Films won 52 Emmy Awards.

Many innovations were introduced under Sabol: the first use of a microphone on coaches, referees and players, adding popular music to footage, and of course, bloopers videos.

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