April 16, 2009

EVERYTHING FOOTBALL FANS KNOW ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE GAME...:

John Madden retires from broadcasting:
Hall of Fame coach and most honored broadcaster in history says it's time (NBC Sports, 4/16/09)

Madden issued the following statement today:

"It’s time. I’m 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I’m home and, more importantly, when I’m not…


It’s been such a great ride… the NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion – it still is. I appreciate all of the people who are and were such an important part of the most enjoyable, most fun anyone could have… that great life with the teams, the players, the coaches, the owners, the League… my broadcasting partners Pat and Al… the production people and the fans …is still great… it’s still fun and that’s what it makes it hard and that’s why it took me a few months to make a decision.

I still love every part of it – the travel, the practices, the game film, the games, seeing old friends and meeting new people… but I know this is the right time."


...is a function of just two men: John Madden and Hank Stram. Baseball has had so many great announcers you can hardly settle on a top 10. Football has only ever had two that mattered.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 16, 2009 10:29 AM
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