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2753777, NFL Announces the Passing of John Madden
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Tue Dec-28-21 07:10 PM

Earlier today we received the sad news that the great John Madden died unexpectedly this morning.
He was 85.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their
families,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the
Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he
was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

“Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to
me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to
him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”
Memorial service information will be announced when available.
2753778, RIP coach
Posted by ThaTruth, Tue Dec-28-21 07:25 PM
2753780, RIP to legendary coach, broadcaster and video game influencer
Posted by calij81, Tue Dec-28-21 07:30 PM
2753783, rip. check out that doc Fox did of him on Xmas
Posted by BrooklynWHAT, Tue Dec-28-21 07:35 PM
10/10 would watch again.

I had a feeling we'd be getting this news soon after seeing that doc. There's a lot of things in that doc I'm glad he got to hear while he was alive.
2753784, Rest in Power, Coach
Posted by Mynoriti, Tue Dec-28-21 07:44 PM
2753785, Rest in peace. :(
Posted by Shaun Tha Don, Tue Dec-28-21 07:45 PM
2753786, Rest In Peace to my Dad's Era of Football
Posted by Amritsar, Tue Dec-28-21 07:52 PM
It is not totally dead of course. But its slowly fading out and it makes me emotional in ways I didn't expect.

This one hits as hard as Sabol passing
2753787, He left quite the legacy
Posted by obsidianchrysalis, Tue Dec-28-21 07:57 PM
It's rare that someone is a legend in any ONE of the fields he lent his mind - coaching, commentary, and digital entertainment - much less all three.

He had a great mind and his abilities touched the sports world in many, many ways.

Here's a thread on Twitter from Justin Tinsley that offers a fond memory involving the video game - https://twitter.com/JustinTinsley/status/1475992820616134656

And this is a classic breakdown of Troy Aikman's beard growing abilities that took place during a DAL/WAS game back in the 90s - https://twitter.com/jonmachota/status/1475985730786799618

2753788, John Madden tribute video produced directly by the NFL
Posted by obsidianchrysalis, Tue Dec-28-21 08:07 PM
2753794, Upset I missed the doc on Christmas Day…
Posted by Dstl1, Tue Dec-28-21 08:25 PM
read it’s hitting the streaming services, first week of January.
2753825, One of the rare few broadcasters who actively made the game...
Posted by Buck, Wed Dec-29-21 06:26 PM
...more enjoyable to me. Grew up on Summerall/Madden, and it was always just like sitting in a living room with two funny grandpas who knew the game real, real well. Haven't had that since.
2754066, It's like him, Vin, Chick and the Mets crew (ETA: AND UECKER)
Posted by magilla vanilla, Sat Jan-01-22 06:11 PM
2754390, The televised product of football owes him a huge debt
Posted by The Real, Wed Jan-05-22 12:06 PM
I don't think people truly understand the impact he had. He was ahead of his time.

- The telestrator
- The clicker
- First down line (yes, that was his idea in the mid-90s!!!! He was told it would be too distracting to the broadcast)