"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Steve Sabol on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Steve Sabol on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Steve Sabol on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Steve Sabol on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Steve Sabol on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage."
"I think in the NFL knowledge is power, and you try to get the knowledge by whatever means."
"All this technology has not changed the way NFL Films does business and our process. Yes, with one touch of a button now you reach millions of people but it is still the same approach that my father and I started out with."
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