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Midweek Books: The history of NFL Films

TweetOn Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author.
Earlier this week I wrote about a new website project begun by history professor Bruce Berglund, host of the excellent New Books in Sports podcast.
In his latest podcast, Berglund talks to University of Iowa [...]

‘Time is short, don’t waste it:’ A tribute to Dr. Z

TweetI haven’t been enamored with the rebranding of NFL Films to suit the here-and-now programming needs of the NFL Network.
But “A Football Life” has been a refreshing NFL Films-produced series profiling leading coaches and players, some with a more recent historical perspective.
And just recently, NFL Films has gone back in time with a wonderful short film [...]

As the existential probing of the NFL continues

TweetDespite its continued ratings dominance and the public’s obsession over nearly every facet of its operations — refereeing crisis, finally ended! — the National Football League continues to get some serious questioning about the very core of its being.
As the furor over Golden Tate’s ill-gotten touchdown ramped up, I came across several magazine pieces that [...]

RIP Steve Sabol, the football poet

TweetThe tributes to Steve Sabol poured in Tuesday afternoon, flush with the rhetorical and creative flourishes that he would have loved, and that epitomized his long career at NFL Films.
Sabol, who died of inoperable brain cancer earlier Tuesday at 69, was the son of Ed Sabol, who 50 years ago founded what became that beloved [...]