Archive for 'NFL Films'

Sal Paolantonio

Okay, one final post about my recent trip to the biannual meeting of the Pro Football Researchers Association at NFL Films.  One of the keynote speakers on the evening was Sal Paolantonio, and he gave a great talk.  Here were a few of the highlights. Background First of all, I’d like to mention that my first impression of Sal Paolantonio was formed years ago when I saw him as one of those random talking heads on ESPN.  I’m ashamed to admit this, but I remember having a little fun at his expense.  You see, he had been assigned by ESPN to cover Terrell Owens,…

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Pro Football Researchers Association

Hello again, everyone!  As I mentioned previously, I had the opportunity to attend the biannual meeting of the Pro Football Researchers Association last week.  What a weekend! Pro Football Researchers Association The Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the history of professional football.  It was formed back in 1979 and now includes many of the game’s foremost historians and writers.  The PFRA is also open to any fan interested in the history of professional football.  Just check out their website for a minute…there are numerous articles on the history of pro football, and many of the articles have been…

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A Weekend at NFL Films

The Pro Football Researchers Association held their biannual meeting this past weekend at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.  I had the opportunity to not only attend the meeting but also get a tour of NFL Films’ headquarters.  The tour gave me a rare glimpse inside where NFL Films are made and how the National Football League has carefully crafted its image as the most popular sports entity in America. History and Concept of NFL Films Ed Sabol founded Blair Motion Pictures in 1962, and the company really took off when he paid $4,000 for the right to film…

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