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By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

A perfect record does not mean that someone is the greatest. Rocky Marciano never lost a fight, but I never hear anyone say he's the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

Football is a sport of emotions, and we have to capture that in our films.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

I blew the college boards, and to ease the snub from Harvard made a tour of Europe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

I've been very lucky in the freedom that I've been given. Every artist needs two types of freedom: You need the freedom to - the freedom to come up with an idea or treatment - and then you need the other half of the freedom, and that's freedom from - somebody saying, 'This is great. This is how I want you to do it'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Sabol

There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

I don't go to games as much as I used to because of the NFL's Sunday Ticket. So I'll watch the games, take notes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

But I can tell you this: Nothing will happen up there that can duplicate my life down here. That life cannot be better than the one I've lived down here, the football life. It's been perfect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

I always was fascinated by neat nicknames.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head... The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

Life is good. Football is better.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Sabol

When we started NFL Films, there were no focus groups, there were no demographic studies, there were no surveys. Every decision that we made, we made with our hearts, not with our heads. And, in the very beginning, we really didn't even have a business plan.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

Football is such a great game, but football players are so dull.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Sabol

When my father bid $5,000 for the 1962 Championship Game, that was a huge amount. It was double the bid the year before. Pete Rozelle was flabbergasted. Who was this guy who was willing to spend so much money on what seemed like relatively worthless rights to the NFL Championship Game?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

Life is great, football is better.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Sabol

To me, football is very personal. Even as a kid, I looked at football in dramaturgical terms. It wasn't the score that interested me, it was the struggle.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

I've always believed in making films that you make the little decisions with your head, but you make the big decisions with your heart.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

NFL Films has had one continuous, creative vision for 47 years. These are timeless things; timeless stories that we capture just like people go back and read Greek mythology.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Sabol

You know how I came up with the name 'Road to the Super Bowl?' It's an homage to the old Bob Hope - Bing Crosby buddy movies - you know, like 'Road to Zanzibar' or 'Road to Morocco.' Can you tell? All I've done my whole life is go to movies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

My Dad hated his job. He sold overcoats, but he wanted to make movies. He had a failed career working with the Ritz Brothers - they were like the Marx Brothers, only a tier below. I always had a picture in my mind of him in a straw hat.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

I've always been fascinated by Picasso and how he would look at a single image through multiple perspectives and from separate moments in time. He would look at a woman's face and he would see almost a three-dimensional look even though it was a flat canvas. I thought, well why couldn't we do the same thing with a football play?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

Live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution. I realized today that if I stay on a path of gradual evolution into the man I ultimately want to become, I am going to run out of time before I reach the goal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

My father always used to say ‘treat everyone as a gentleman; not because they are, but because you are.’

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn't even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

The autumn wind is a Raider, / Pillaging just for fun; / He'll knock you around, / And upside down, / And laugh when he's conquered and won.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

I never thought of what I was doing as a way to sell the NFL. I was making movies about a sport that I loved, about players and coaches that I respected. I wanted to convey my love of the game through film. And most artists convey their love through art. And my art and my love was expressed through film.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

Lombardi, a certain magic still lingers in the very name. It speaks of duels in the snow and November mud He remains for many the heart of pro football, pumping hard right now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

That helped us nurture not only the game's traditions but to develop its mythology: America's Team, The Catch, The Frozen Tundra.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Sabol

My dad has a great expression. He always says, 'Tell me a fact and I'll learn, tell me the truth and I believe, but tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever.' Interestingly enough now, my dad's story is going to be in Canton and hopefully that will live forever, too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Sabol

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's not being noticed.