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Cable, NFL Media, and NFL Films’ Dinosaur Television

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how the development of cable television and NFL Media enhanced the production and circulation of NFL Films content. As NFL Films' programming set the stage for the development ... More


Introduction: NFL Films and Pro Football

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book explores how NFL Films shaped the way Americans view football and paved the way for the emergence of cable television and Internet sports media. Baseball is traditionally recognized as ... More


The Shakespeares of Sports Films

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how NFL Films' engagements with aesthetic traditions, the discourses surrounding the company, and its selective incorporation of positive critical reception into its publicity ... More


More Movies than News

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines the productions of NFL Films that not only document but also exalt the National Football League (NFL). NFL Films productions document and provide historical records of NFL ... More


The NFL’s Smithsonian

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on the NFL Films archive, the largest sports film archive in the world. Building from the authenticity and emotional power the company assigns to film, president Steve Sabol ... More


Conclusion: The Persistence and Obsolescence of NFL Films

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This concluding chapter examines the continued presence of NFL Films' traditional practices—and the values they deliver—at a time when the National Football League (NFL) evidences less support for ... More


Keeping the Flame in the Broadcast Era

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how broadcast television helped NFL Films transform pro football from a sport that appeared primarily on Sunday telecasts and evening news recaps into a spectacle that could be ... More


Creating and Sustaining America’s Game

Travis Vogan

in Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter charts the National Football League's (NFL) meteoric rise, thanks to NFL Films' unwavering designation of pro football as a unique and unifying reflection of America. Fueled by a ... More


Search and Destroy

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the impact of the 1960 CBS documentary The Violent World of Sam Huff, which treated professional football as a painful workplace, and NFL Films’ subsequent reshaping of that ... More


Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media

Travis Vogan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038389
eISBN:
9780252096273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038389.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

NFL Films changed the way Americans view football. This book traces the subsidiary's development from a small independent film production company to the marketing machine that Sports Illustrated ... More


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