The Voice of God

18 Mar 2010

On a cold November day....

Newsman John Facenda was the famous voice behind NFL Films for almost 20 years. It was he who could make a mundane game appear to be a battle for the ages. I just learned that it all began by chance in 1964, when John was watching football at bar and he

…started to rhapsodize about how beautiful it was. Ed Sabol, the man who founded NFL Films, happened to be at the bar. He came up to me and asked, ‘If I give you a script, could you repeat what you just did?’ I said I would try.