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Old 04-16-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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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…


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Old 04-16-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
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when? This year or after this year? I guess he is taking the Favre retirement hard.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:50 AM   #3
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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HAHA!!! well he's gonna be a missed man. he has been lookin pretty bad the past few years...
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Collinsworth replacing Madden on SNF, and Millen replacing Collinsworth? I didn't care for Millen...

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I do like Collinsworth though. He's alright.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #7
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"Now, now Al, what you see here is how a quarterback releases the pass. See, he drops back, and then his arm moves forward, and he lets go of the ball, sending it forward. Stronger-armed quarterbacks can throw the ball harder and farther than, than weaker-armed quarterbacks. And right here, you see how he throws it forward, and the pass is completed. Boom! Right there."
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:08 AM   #8
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:10 AM   #9
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John Madden was my football comfort commentator.

It's hard now to think how hated this man was when he coached the Raiders, but I only grew up with the broadcaster, and he has been a great one.

He will be missed.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:11 AM   #10
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Sweet, less wear and tear on my mute button this season!
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:13 AM   #11
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when? This year or after this year? I guess he is taking the Favre retirement hard.



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Old 04-16-2009, 08:14 AM   #12
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:17 AM   #13
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:21 AM   #14
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Looks like Frank Caliendo needs to find new material or else he's screwed...™
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:23 AM   #15
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Too often "legendary broadcasters" retires well past their prime.

I can't say I'll miss anything from the last 5 years of him broadcasting.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:23 AM   #16
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My favorite John Madden quote

“Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:25 AM   #17
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NEW YORK - NBC 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.
It's about time. I wish him nothing but the best for the rest of his days, but he really should have done this some time ago. He's been a painful embarrassment on MNF for at least the last five years.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #18
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It's about time he called it quits. He looked like he was about to pass out whenever you saw him on camera.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:28 AM   #19
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Sweet, less wear and tear on my mute button this season!
Ditto...it's all over now fat man!

Old geezers who hang 'em up typically kick off in a year or so...hopefully he takes up something else rewarding like renting himself out to blow up the Goodyear blimp.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:30 AM   #20
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My favorite John Madden quote

“Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.”
On which QB should start in the playoff.

"You have to dance with the girl you brought to the prom."
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:34 AM   #21
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It's about time. I wish him nothing but the best for the rest of his days, but he really should have done this some time ago. He's been a painful embarrassment on MNF for at least the last five years.
I remember Madden during a Bucs-Eagles MNF game where Madden spent about 2 minutes talking about how sweaty Bucs C John Wade's ass was and how it was affecting the snap. It was funny as hell.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:39 AM   #22
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Just for good measure....




Caliendo does a great Madden!
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:51 AM   #23
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He was a great commentator but he should have done this when he left Fox imo.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:19 AM   #24
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the good ole days...
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:23 AM   #25
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I'm going to have to devour a bloomin' onion in his honor tonight.
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