Steve Sabol is best known for being the co-founder of NFL films along with his father Ed. Today the great visionary died from a battle with brain cancer. Sabol won over 40 Emmy Awards, in his life and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.
I think the greatest thing he ever did was mic players and coaches, thanks to him we get to hear what people are thinking in the moment. It used to be you’d have to wait and get an official comment from a player or coach, now they can be wired up for instantaneous sound bites.