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NFL legend John Madden deceased at the age of 85

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John Madden dead at 85. 

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PLEASANTON — Hall of Fame coach John Madden has migrated to that big gridiron in the sky. The television sportscaster turned video game icon kicked the bucket Tuesday morning. He was 85. Madden’s agent — Sandy Montag — confirmed his quietus, saying he died at his home in Pleasanton, California. As head coach of the hated Oakland Raiders, Madden made it to seven AFC championship games and he won the Super Bowl following the 1976 season. The Raiders ain’t done sh*t since. Madden’s regular season record of 103-32-7 is good for a winning percentage of .759 — the best in NFL history. “Few individuals meant as much to the growth and popularity of professional football as Coach Madden, whose impact on the game both on and off the field was immeasurable,” the Raiders said in a statement hours before owner Mark Davis lit the Al Davis Torch to pay tribute to Madden. “Tonight I light the torch in honor of and tribute to John Madden and Al Davis, who declared that the fire that burns the brightest in the Raiders organization is the will to win,” Mark Davis said.

After retiring from coaching at age 42, Madden teamed up with Pat Summerall to form one of the greatest broadcast duos in sports history. The Madden video game debuted in 1988. It’s been a hit ever since. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who’s on the cover of Madden NFL 20, tweeted, “Rest In Peace to a Legend! Prayers to the Madden Family. 🙏🏽”

Madden, RIP.

You’re gone but not forgotten.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. John was so much more than football, I sure do miss him on Thanksgiving and Christmas with his Turduckens, everything, I only like John commenanting, Pat.. hale even Al has sold out to the agenda, John never did, real football, real commentator, real life… RIP Big Buddy…

  2. Madden was the best football announcer in NFL history, he would just babble about all kinds of stuff that was meaningless but he did it great to make the game entertaining while you watched it. Sad to see the icon gone so now we have to suffer through games with annoying Chris Collinsworth the worst announcer in football history.

  3. Hope he didn’t die because something he put up his butt. I mean who would he call if that happened?

  4. A big, lovable teddy bear…if there is anybody that didn’t like John Madden…you have some serious soul searching to do! RIP to the great NFL hall of fame legend Mr. John Madden

  5. “85”? — Well, that’s a good age. It’s not as good as 90 or 100, but it’s not bad. I’d be glad if I could live that long.🤪

  6. his tomb stone better have one of those football replay boards with the lines and X’s and O’s for plays but its for his life goals/important points or i will be disappointed lol. also, im not a big sports fan but even i know who john madden was. there will never be another vocal sports legend like him. RIP

  7. There will never be another Coach Madden. He WAS Raider football.
    Good bye to a legend 💔

  8. I remember that ugly Sega genisis cartridge with the yellow tab. Best part with Madden was when a player got injured the ambulance would run over the othere players to pick you up. Rip old gamer.❤

  9. “Fellas, I don’t want you worrying about the horse being blind… Just load the cart”…

    John Madden to his offensive line before SB XI.

  10. Im not the biggest football fan ever. My brothers were more than me. But ive got to say that listening to john was half the show. I remember him talkimg about nothing makes a coach madder than getting right down on the 1 yard line and goal to go and someone jumps off sides. I learned a lot about the game from listening to him. Too bad he wasnt on longer.

  11. He changed the way people watched football. He was an offensive lineman and a coach and when he became a broadcaster, he constantly pointed out great offensive line play. The average fan never used to pay attention to offensive linemen but learned to appreciate them thanks to Madden. He was also a great entertainer.

  12. John and Pat will forever stand as the best duo in football history.

  13. I remember I couldn’t wait to hear John Madden on football Sunday’s. Today’s sports casters are dull compared to John. His play analysis really taught me alot. Sure have missed him since his last broadcast. RIP Mr. Madden.

  14. Hello. Death should always remind us about the truth of reality. The bible makes it clear that God is holy. This holy God holds a perfect moral standard. Sadly, we have all fallen very short of that standard(Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin/imperfection is Hell(Revelation 21:8).

    Thankfully the bible also says that God is rich in mercy and grace. That is why He sent His perfect Son to die on a cross to save us from our sin. You and I broke God’s law but Jesus paid our fine. Then Jesus rose from the dead, 3 day later, thus defeating death!

    “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. But whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” John 3:36

    “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

  15. Now i truely understand why people hate joe buck. Madden was amazing

  16. He was one of those larger than life guys, he was just something else. A real treasure. Gonna miss him.

  17. RIP John Madden, iconic legend. He is to football what Abraham Lincoln is to the office of POTUS.

  18. Who doesn’t think of Thanksgiving when you hear Madden and Summerall. Back when they actually showed the playing of our national anthem on TV. Man those days were so much better than today.

  19. His voice along with Summerall was football. It was sunday football, cool weather, autumn leaves and candy apples. When I watch an old game on you tube and hear them its like a time machine, bringing me back to watching the games with my father. He will be sorely missed. The man was a national treasure.

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