Steve Sabol: 5 Top Scenes From His Life’s Highlight Reel

The Sabols – father Ed and son Steve – did for pro football what Cecil B. DeMille did for Biblical epics. Beginning in 1962, the Sabols’ film studio, NFL Films, essentially created the modern highlight film, with its slow-motion ballet of long bombs spiraling into receivers’ hands and the tumult of muscular giants colliding at the line of scrimmage, all set to majestic orchestral music. The elder Sabol, now 94, was the visionary who turned clips of NFL action into …