Steve Sabol

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin made these comments yesterday in response to the news that Steve Sabol of NFL Films had passed away:

"I feel so bad for Steve?s family and what Steve went through here for the last 18 months was just terrible, so our heart goes out to Steve?s family and all those? Steve and his dad are the recorders of history in the National Football League and what a magnificent job they?ve done, so our heart pours out to Steve?s family."

Sabol was honored for his philanthropic work last year at Coughlin's Jay Fund event in NYC.

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Steve Sabol, the son of NFL Films founder Ed Sabol and the driving force behind the modernization of the sports highlight reel, has passed away at the age of 69. The cause was brain cancer.

"Steve was the creative genius behind NFL Films' remarkable work," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today via email. "Steve's passion for football was matched only by his talent and energy. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we looked at football and sports, and a great friend. His legacy is assured.?Steve was an incredible visionary. He spent 50 years at the NFL and changed the way we see pro football. So when you're watching the games this week, it's worth remembering just how much Steve contributed to the way we think, see, and love our game."?

Steve and Ed Sabol turned a sideline highlight reel service into a major art form, dramatizing the action via slow-motion camera shots, driving orchestral soundtracks and poetic copy read by legendary narrators.

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Legendary filmmaker Steve Sabol will be recognized for his philanthropic work on behalf of children as New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin hosts the seventh annual ?Champions For Children? Gala on Friday, October 28, at Cipirani in midtown Manhattan.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which provides financial and emotional assistance to families of children with cancer.

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