Business Journal, the leading
publication for the business side of the world of sports,
publishes an ongoing column featuring the office and furnishings
of icons in the sports business industry. In a recent issue the
office of the head of NFL Films, Steve Sabol, was featured. NFL
Films was founded by Ed Sabol, Steve's father, in the early
1960's and it has grown from a small family business into
a billion dollar corporation. Steve Sabol has spent his entire
career with the company and has been a major contributor to its
Steve has enjoyed unlimited access to the world of professional
football for almost fifty years and it is almost impossible to
imagine the countless amount of sports memorabilia that has been
made available to him over the years. Due to space restrictions
only his most treasured items could possibly be displayed in his
handsome but humble size office.
The Sports Business Journal article details most of Steve's most
prized keepsakes. We were extremely proud to discover that
positioned right next to his precious "Emmy" television industry
award he has placed a very special 1950's Sammy Baugh RT helmet
from Helmet Hut!
This is an authentic reproduction of the last helmet that the
Hall of Fame quarterback wore for Washington prior to his
retirement in 1952. We also happen to know that the helmet is
personally autographed by the fabled Mr. Baugh. Steve and NFL
Films have filmed some very memorable interviews with the most
frank and somewhat caustic Baugh during Sam's retirement years.
Sam perfectly fit the description "a man's man" and Steve's
interviews with him further confirmed this image. There is no
doubt that "Slinging Sammy" left an unforgettable impression on
Steve Sabol for both his playing accomplishments and his
Gosh, we can't stop smiling with pride as we further realize
that for Steve each of the items displayed in his office convey
a very special meaning or story behind them. Given Steve's
unmatched historical exposure to football artifacts his office
tribute to Sammy Baugh speaks volumes for his reverence for
this legendary quarterback and the "old school" helmet that
keeps those memories alive.
Somewhere in a small rural Texas town tonight that special
reverence is being received loud and clear, keeping the old
quarterback forever young. Sammy Baugh just recently celebrated
his ninety fourth birthday.
Click here for the full Baugh story.