RIP John Madden

Cparker

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There was a documentary of John Madden on Christmas day. It was just before the games on Saturday. I believe it is viewable on Tubi, Peacock and ESPN+. Well worth the time in my opinion. Really enjoyed it and it was a walk down memory lane. Timing of the broadcast and his passing is a bit interesting. But, what a guy. Seemed to succeed at everything he tried.
 

kann

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As an old school Raiders fan, this hits kind of hard. I grew up during his heyday as a broadcaster, as well, and remember seeing the Madden Bus in person a few times over the years. Losing a lot of legends as they get older. :(
 

ChuckJr

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Man, we were just discussing him the other day and I wondered aloud if he was still around.
 

CigarStone

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As a Steeler fan, I always loved how agitated John was about the Immaculate Reception. He said he would never get over it.

I loved the guy!
 

Pugman1943

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As an old school Raiders fan, this hits kind of hard. I grew up during his heyday as a broadcaster, as well, and remember seeing the Madden Bus in person a few times over the years. Losing a lot of legends as they get older. :(

That happens as we get older, youngster. Now, go scratch a dog or two. I don't get deep into ball, but followed Madden as he always Seemed to be right up there. Great coach.
 

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How sad! I was just thinking about him the other day when they were advertising the tribute to him on TV.
 

modo22

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Very sad to see, but he lived a FULL life! Of all of his career highlights; He created a video game boom and I would be interested to see how close Madden sales are compared to all other video game franchises since the 1988!
 

smellysell

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Very sad to see, but he lived a FULL life! Of all of his career highlights; He created a video game boom and I would be interested to see how close Madden sales are compared to all other video game franchises since the 1988!
I don't know how they could ever measure it, but wonder how much that video game franchise has contributed to the NFL's popularity.
 

cabaiguan juan

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Was this due to on going health issues? I always wondered why he retired from announcing. It seemed abrupt to me but maybe he was just looking for more time with family. Any insight?
 
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