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Sports Legend John Madden Dead At 85!!!!

Sports Legend John Madden Dead At 85!!!!

John Madden, a sports giant has died unexpectedly in Pleasanton, California. He was 85 years old.

John Madden Death Ripples Through The Sports Community

John Madden, the legend in coaching and broadcasting died suddenly in California Tuesday morning.

The famous ‘Madden’ football video franchise associate died unexpectedly.

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner released the following statement –

“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.”

Some of the highlights in the icon’s career include –

  • Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders
  • His team won Superbowl XI
  • Finished his NFL career with a 103-32-7 record
  • 1967 AFL Champion
  • PFW AFL Coach of the Year 1969
  • alongside Pat Summerall, became a popular color commentator for decades
  • worked for all 4 networks as a sportscaster, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox from 1979 to 2008
  • Inducted in the Football Hall Of Fame in 2006
  • lent his voice, personality, and name to the insanely popular ‘Madden’ video game franchise worth $4 billion dollars today, which he endorsed since 1988
  • author of several books
  • being a pitchman for various products, including Miller Lite, Toyota, Verizon and Outback Steakhouse

Madden retired from broadcasting in 2008.

Also expressing the impact John Madden had on the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated –

I am not aware of anyone who has made a more meaningful impact on the National Football League than John Madden…and I know of no one who loved the game more.”

Madden is survived by his wife, Virginia, and 2 sons, Joseph and Michael.


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