Ed Sabol didn’t ‘give a damn’ about his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction … really?

Ed Sabol, who created NFL Films in 1960 and ran it for years with his son, the late Steve Sabol, will say on tonight’s “60 Minutes Sports” with Armen Keteyian that neither he nor any other non-players deserve to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The show airs at 10 p.m., after the final episode of “Inside the NFL” and its coverage of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Ed Sabol, now 96 years old and a World War II vet, was inducted into the Hall in 2011, but says:
“I didn’t give a damn about the Hall of Fame. I don’t think that anybody that didn’t play the game should be in the Hall of Fame…And you got a lot of men in there because of their politics, because they’re owners, they’re in the Hall of Fame. … What the hell did they do for football?  Supply the money. Very important, but not the Hall of Fame.”

Ed Sabol retired 17 years ago, leaving Steve Sabol to lead the organization. After Steve died last fall from brain cancer, the Sabol family agreed to talk about his life and legacy for what they say will be the last time. Keteyian also speaks with Steve’s mother, Audrey, and his sister, Blair.

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