A Discussion with Tom Chaffee, Executive Producer of “The Chief”
Looking Back, Nick Calabrese, Pittsburgh Steelers

A Discussion with Tom Chaffee, Executive Producer of “The Chief”

Editor’s Note: In the tradition of telling football stories, we reached out to Tom Chaffee who was kind enough to speak with us about his time developing the film The Chief – the story about MORE ►

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Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes
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Bengals Rookies Earning Their Stripes

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“A Football Life” Producer’s Notes: One Master and One Genius
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“A Football Life” Producer’s Notes: One Master and One Genius

I’ve been lucky enough to have worked for some great men in my career.

My first college internship was with director Martin Scorsese; my second was with Oliver Stone.  I followed those up with low-paying … MORE ►

This Day In Football: October 18
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This Day In Football: October 18

Blizzard-like conditions couldn’t slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots on this day in 2009. Bill Belichick’s boys scored the most points in franchise history two years ago today. Brady threw six touchdown passes through … MORE ►

Films Encore: 1983 Baltimore Colts vs. Houston Oilers
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Films Encore: 1983 Baltimore Colts vs. Houston Oilers

Once upon a time, Baltimore hosted Houston without a Raven nor Texan in sight.  On December 12, 1983, in the final Baltimore Colts game ever played, Luv Ya’ Blue visited the World’s Largest Outdoor Insane … MORE ►

Cinemablogapher – Bears @ Lions Week 5
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Cinemablogapher – Bears @ Lions Week 5

NFL Films has a very distinct and high quality image. We strive to be original and have consistent quality… always. That said, I wanted to try an older, re-housed still-photo lens this weekend.

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Ed Sabol: A Look Back
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Ed Sabol: A Look Back

In advance of this Thursday’s “Ed Sabol: A Football Life”, here’s a look back into the vault at how ‘Big Ed’ envisioned football as the perfect sport for film, and how he tailored the art … MORE ►

This Day in Football: October 17
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This Day in Football: October 17

The Packers and Redskins played the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football history on this night in 1983. Led by quarterback Lynn Dickey, the Packers won, 48-47.

Here’s the highlight as originally presented on … MORE ►

Thoughts on Week 6 from 1NFL
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Thoughts on Week 6 from 1NFL

Nick – As a fan, my dislike for Tom Brady only grows stronger. I thought his four-interception game against the Bills was a sign that he might be slowing down. He racked up plenty of … MORE ►

My Primary Point
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Ninja Game of the Week: Week 6
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Ninja Game of the Week: Week 6

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