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Steve Sabol, them man who took football games from a week before, made the image grainier and added a deep, husky, manly voice over to make you feel like you were actually watching history instead of a football game that happened, well, last week, died at the spry age of 69.

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Sabol is shown here in his natural state and his “NFL Films” beat-up-image-to-make-it-look-like-you’re-watching-on-rabbit-ears-in-the-70s style that they do so well.

Now, he died a while ago, but despite my urging to review Ghoul Pool lists after the draft, no one ever does and we end up with a situation like this.

Sabol was the President of NFL Films where he covered a wide range of hard-hitting topics like the life of William “The Refrigerator” Perry and The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles.

When asked where he got his inspiration for his work, Sabol said, “Oh, ‘Shoah,’ all the way.”  He explained how the 8 ½ hour documentary on the Holocaust affected his work.  “In every one of my films, you can see a little ‘Shoah.’”

But  Claude Lanzmann’s masterpiece wasn’t the only influence.  “I guess I went a little ‘Michael Moore’ when I made the conspiracy film about why The Bills will never win another Super Bowl.  But hey, ‘Why The Bills Don’t Get Paid’ is still a classic.”

This hit goes to: Tailgaiting with Jesus!  Yes, you will have noticed that I am going with the real name and I am not bemoaning their hit.  That’s because we no longer hate Tailgating with Jesus.  We hate Jerica now.  But only for now….

Happy Pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

The Walls of Jerica: 190 (Duggar #20 – 100, Kim Jong Il – 40, John Demjanjuk – 10, Sun Myung Moon, 10, Herbert Lom – 10)

Carol: 160 (Davy Jones – 40, Dick Clark – 20, George Lindsey – 20, Don Grady – 40, Andy Griffith – 20, Celeste Holm – 10, William Asher – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: – 150 (Smokin’ Joe Frazier – 40, Joe Paterno – 20, Gary Carter – 50, Steve Sabol – 40)

Sister Mary Sheila:  140 (Christopher Hitchens – 40, Adam “MCA”Yauch – 60, Kathryn Joosten – 30,  Yitzhak Shamir – 10)

Mary: 130 (Dr. Mel Goldstein – 40, Whitney Houston – 60, Sherman Hemsley – 30)

Gianna:  110 (Bill Keane – 20, Jonathan Frid – 20, Robin Gibb – 40, Gregory Powell – 30)

Pirate Jen “Occupy the Casket”:  100 (Anne McCaffrey – 20, Carroll Shelby – 20, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi – 40, Ray Bradbury – 10, Phyllis Diller)

“Imaginary” Steve: – 80 (Alan Sues – 20, Earl Scruggs – 20, Rauf Denktas – 20, Art Modell – 20)

Jami “MORGAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” McFeeley: – 60 (Harry Morgan – 10, Etta James – 30, Maurice Sendak – 20)

Schelle’y: – 30 (Chuck Colson – 20, Hellen Gurley Brown – 10)

Ann B. Davis: – 20 (Mike Wallace – 10, Ann Rutherford – 10)

Sean P. McFeeley I, Your Beloved Ghoul Pool Administrator: 20 (Neil Armstrong – 20)

Nathaniel – 10 (Ernest Borgnine – 10)

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