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Old 04-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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Hall of Fame coach and most honored broacaster in history says it's time

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time, has served as the game analyst for “NBC Sunday Night Football” since 2006.

NEW YORK - NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol announced today that John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and the most honored broadcaster in sports television history, has decided to retire from broadcasting.

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."


John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time, has served as the game analyst for “NBC Sunday Night Football” since 2006. Madden, who has won an unprecedented 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality, is renowned by football fans nationwide for his ability to analyze the details of the game with wit, candor and an inimitable style. Madden has been an NFL broadcaster for 30 years. On February 1, Madden earned rave reviews and critical acclaim in his final game, the 11th Super Bowl he called – Super Bowl XLIII on NBC.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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WOW, thats a shocker if you ask me, I thought this guy would of kept going till he turned 90. Dont know maybe the recent death of the Phillies broadcaster gave him a second look at things and maybe he does want to walking into the sunset and enjoying his time with his family. As much as i say you hated us and we hated you Mr Madden you sure wont be forgotten.

Moving on.....whos going to replace him? Chris Douchesnworth?
Hes worse than madden lol.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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i aint even going to lie. There will be no one who can replace john madden in the booth. Not saying i liked his commentary but no one can replace him.
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And how fitting the last game he called is our Super Bowl win. Thanks John.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:44 AM   #5
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And how fitting the last game he called is our Super Bowl win. Thanks John.
that will probally totrure him having to reflect back on his last game in the booth and it being the steelers winning the superbowl. other than his video game he blew, maybe troy aikmen can retire too.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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nfl life for him could not continue without brett favre.
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Good riddance, you biased, bloated fat pig.
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From Roger Goodell, Commissioner National Football League

Commissioner Goodell joins with the NFL, its teams and fans in wishing John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time, a happy and healthy retirement.
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For over fourty years John has been the face of the NFL. First as a coach and then a broadcaster. And always as a friend. He will never be replaced. We wish him much happiness and good times with Virginia, Joseph, Michael and the "Grand Kids." As a final honor to his great career, I am officially changing the outcome of the 1972 AFC divisional playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders. I hereby declare that the ball bounced of John Fuqua first, therfeore making the rest of the play [Harris' touchdown] null and void. Thank You, John, for all you have done.
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Rumor is Collinsworth is going to replace him. I would rather they put a chimp next to Michales and watch him throw poo at the camera than have Chris "Steeler Hater" Collinsworth in the booth.
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