Steve Sabol: 'NFL Giant''s Eric Nelson takes a look back at the legacy of the late Steve Sabol, the creative genius behind NFL Films.
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Ask GamdayGold's Eric Nelson, and he will admit he is an NFL fanatic. His "Slices of The NFL" book (2002) proves it, as he went coast-to-coast to get a flavor of how America's official pastime lives and breathes. Part of that journey included a visit to the NFL Films offices, where Steve Sabol reigned. Sabol died this week at the age of 69. In his SportsNuggets blog, Nelson recalls that interview, as he honors what he calls "an NFL Giant."

USA Today also took a behind-the-scenes tour of Sabol's operation a few years back. Here's that clip, via YouTube:

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