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Steve Sabol captured Patriots for posterity

You can’t underestimate the lasting impact that the late Steve Sabol had on the NFL.

Sabol, who died Tuesday at 69, was president and co-founder (with his father) of NFL Films, whose depiction of the game is one of the biggest reasons the sport ascended to the top of the American sports landscape, as colleague Chris Gasper eloquently pointed out in his column Friday.

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