Thursday, April 16, 2009
John Madden, the burly former coach who has been one of pro football's most popular broadcast analysts for three decades, is calling it quits.Madden's love for the Sport he covers, or covered rather, is unparalleled. It took me awhile to appreciated what he brought to games, but over the last few years his crazy telestrations and inane ramblings, grew on me. Everyone deserves to go out on top, and Madden is certainly doing so.
Madden worked for the past three seasons on NBC's Sunday night NFL game. His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh.
"It's time," Madden said. "I'm 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and their five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I'm home and, more importantly, when I'm not."
Madden said he still loves all aspects of the game and his job, and that's why it took him a couple of months to make the decision.
Posted by Awful Announcing at 12:22 PM