Idol Makers: How Steve And Ed Sabol Turned NFL Films Into An Empire

Originally published in the Sept. 1996 issue of Philadelphia Magazine, and reprinted here with the author's permission. » 2/12/15 3:23pm 2/12/15 3:23pm

This Dated Video Helped Make The Case Against The Redskins Trademarks

What you see up there is taken from a VHS tape called Hail to the Redskins and produced by NFL Films in 1986. It's a compilation of highlights from the 50 seasons following the team's move to D.C. from Boston. » 6/19/14 3:17pm 6/19/14 3:17pm

NFL Films Tackles Eric Berry's Crippling Fear Of Horses

We learned last year that Chiefs safety Eric Berry suffered from equinophobia—a terrible, irrational fear of horses. Naturally, Berry plays for the team that has a horse run across the field after each touchdown. But where does Berry's fear come from? » 9/25/13 11:59am 9/25/13 11:59am

James Harrison Says Something Dumb About Hard Knocks

Newly minted Bengal James Harrison got more than he bargained for when he signed with Cincinnati—the Bengals agreed to be this year's Hard Knocks goldfish. And he doesn't like it. » 8/13/13 2:17pm 8/13/13 2:17pm

Steve Sabol, President Of NFL Films, Is Dead

Steve Sabol, the president of NFL Films, died today following an 18-month battle with brain cancer. He was 69. Sabol took over NFL Films from his father, Ed, who founded the company in 1962, and he won over 40 Emmys. Sabol will likely be remembered for his company's many sports broadcasting innovations, including… » 9/18/12 2:18pm 9/18/12 2:18pm

Hard Knocks Hopes To Have A Team By The End Of Next Week

According to a report in today's Post, HBO expects/plans/vows to finally get a team to say yes to doing Hard Knocks by June 1. Six teams have already said they want no part of it, and the Jets are at about a 90 percent "no." » 5/25/12 12:35pm 5/25/12 12:35pm

Revelations From Tim Tebow's Mic'd Up Sunday

If it's true that nobody actually KNOWS Tim Tebow, it's also true that we see in him whatever we want to see. That holds for his public appearances, his interviews, and his play from a bird's eye television angle. But thanks to NFL Films's Sound FX, we can get a little closer to Tim Tebow, actual NFL quarterback.… » 12/15/11 5:50pm 12/15/11 5:50pm

We've Distilled The Most Thrilling Moments From NFL Films' Bill…

The NFL Network will premiere A Football Life this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET. We know you've all been waiting for this ever since 2009, when Belichick became the first person ever wired for an entire season, and so we've gone ahead and put together some of the highlights for you. » 9/13/11 5:15pm 9/13/11 5:15pm

Watch The 2010 NFL Season In Six Minutes, Since It's All We Really Have…

NFL Films produced an incredible six-minute cut of the 2010 season that includes Tebow telling his sideline, "Only one person who carries the ball right here!" and then running it into the end zone. It's a great breakup movie. [NFL] » 3/24/11 2:20pm 3/24/11 2:20pm

It's Normal And Natural To Watch Old Super Bowl Highlights

Last night, while the world wept over videotapes and dynasties, ESPN2 strung together a bunch of those NFL Films specials of Super Bowl highlights. It might've been the most sports they've aired on one channel in quite some time. » 2/03/08 1:45pm 2/03/08 1:45pm