This Day in Football: NFL Films is Born

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Original NFL Films offices

On March 5, 1964 Ed Sabol’s own Blair Motion Pictures was purchased by the National Football League and renamed NFL Films.  This marked another step toward Sabol fully realizing his dream of running a film company dedicated to football.

Here’s a look back at the company’s early days, as originally presented in Ed Sabol: King of Football Movies.

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