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Sabol trying to make it to father's HOF induction

Posted on: April 18, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 10:12 am
Steve Sabol is trying to stay positive during treatment for a brain tumor (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King caught up with NFL Films’ Steve Sabol in his latest edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, and the opening scene is a touching moment when Sabol bear-hugs King and thanks him – and his readers – for all their support while he undergoes treatment for a brain tumor.

It reads like an emotional moment, but not of sadness. Perhaps of hope, because for now, Sabol seems positive – even though it’s unclear what his future holds.

A brief moment from King’s story:

"I've got to ask you something morbid,'' I said.

"Good!'' he said. "Ask me anything!''

"What's the prognosis?'' I said. "Are you going to make it?''

"I don't know,'' he said. "I haven't asked. I don't want to know.''

But he did tell one of his doctors he had to make it until August, when the Pro Football Hall of Fame will induct his father, Ed, the founder of NFL Films. "You'll make it,'' the doc said. Talk about buoying Steve Sabol's spirits.

Some great stuff in the MMQB about heaven and about how Sabol’s life has pretty much been exactly that. Give it a read.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Sabol trying to make it to father's HOF induction

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Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2011 4:32 pm

Sabol trying to make it to father's HOF induction

I too remember Steve Sabol from the early mid 70s when it was 5 channels of tv and his NFL show with Summerall and Brookshier was on Saturday nite.  what a great show.  And later he stepped in fron t of the lens and would narrate the events with that boyish grin and persona that epitomized the NFL.  He's a great ambassador and a knowledgeable nfl historian an all around invaluable NFL person  and a guy you'd like to have a couple of beers with and talk NFL.  

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2011 8:11 am

Sabol trying to make it to father's HOF induction

Steve Sabol belongs in the HOF as well, the NFL should show some real class and surprise him with an induction as well.  I know this would go against tradition because they announce the inductees before the ceremony.  But come on this is Steve Sabol, he has done alot for the NFL, he is a key figure in getting to to what it has become.  I hope he has a turn around and gets another 20-30 years.

Good Luck Steve, I am a fan of yours.

Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 6:54 pm

Sabol trying to make it to father's HOF induction

The mans always been a class act,I hope he lives another 30 years.

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