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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:32 pm    Post subject: John Madden has died

He died unexpectedly this morning at age 85.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:57 pm    Post subject:

Loved listening to him and Pat Summerall (RIP) call games in the late 90s and early 2000s. Godspeed Mr. Madden.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject:

BOOM!

Talk about about coincidence, hope he got to watch his own documentary that aired on Christmas.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:17 pm    Post subject:

Hands down the most entertaining football color commentator of all time. Super nice guy. I ran into him on a NY sidewalk a Thanksgiving weekend many years ago and he was kind enough chat with me for several minutes.

(Pretty sure he was also instrumental in popularizing the TurDucken )

RIP Mr. BOOM!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:43 pm    Post subject:

MookieBetts50 wrote:
BOOM!

Talk about about coincidence, hope he got to watch his own documentary that aired on Christmas.


Yeah, I thought it was kinda wierd considering he was still alive when it aired a couple of days ago....guess the timing was probably a huge coincidence.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:27 pm    Post subject:

BOOM! tough actin' Tinactin!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:53 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:29 pm    Post subject:

He was a classic American character. Great second act as a commentator and then third act as a video game legend.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:56 pm    Post subject:

Total class guy , like the Uncle you wish you had. RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:13 pm    Post subject:

What a legendary man, and what a legacy he leaves behind. Hall Of Fame coach, the biggest name (by far) in football broadcasting after his coaching career, and he lends his name to the video game that is gigantic in American culture. Oh, and a great TV pitchman as well.

Unfortunately, his death doesn't come as a surprise to me. I thought he didn't have much time left dating back to last year, when during a Sunday Night Football broadcast, I recall Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth saying something to the effect of hoping he would feel better soon and that they were thinking about him, and it didn't sound like the garden-variety "we miss you and hope you're enjoying your retirement" kind of thing. One of their voices cracked a bit as he was talking (I think it was Collinsworth), and I just sensed that Madden might be in trouble then. And I do think the airing of the documentary wasn't a coincidence, I think they wanted to get it together and air it possibly while he was still around. I'm glad that he was able to actually watch it with his family on Christmas, per reports. As someone wrote on Twitter, it was like his family got to see their guy get all his plaudits.

Again, a true legend of American sports. A larger-than-life icon. May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:37 pm    Post subject:

I know almost nothing about him except that he was a coach and a commentator. The man had the personality and the voice for sports TV, and almost nobody does.

I played Madden 94, 95, and 01 (PS2 release title). All great games. RIP
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:46 pm    Post subject:

I love football and he was both an informative and entertaining color commentator. He also seemed like a nice guy who you could have a beer with.

I guess he was the NFL's version of Hubie Brown, just a lot more colorful.

I also liked when MadTV parodied Madden. That was funny.

RIP. Condolences to his family.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:18 am    Post subject:

Grew up watching him raging on the sidelines of the raider games, and then he became the voice of the sport as an analyst. He was a singular individual and a piece of a lot of lives. Farewell coach.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:38 am    Post subject:

slavavov wrote:
I love football and he was both an informative and entertaining color commentator. He also seemed like a nice guy who you could have a beer with.

I guess he was the NFL's version of Hubie Brown, just a lot more colorful.

I also liked when MadTV parodied Madden. That was funny.

RIP. Condolences to his family.


He's on a complete class of his own imo. His impact from just his Madden games is seismic. Every year since 1988, millions upon millions of kids heard his voice. It's wild what his impact is really.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:13 am    Post subject:

panamaniac wrote:
Loved listening to him and Pat Summerall (RIP) call games in the late 90s and early 2000s. Godspeed Mr. Madden.


I really enjoyed his use of the telestrator. It really helped me understand the various offensive and defensive schemes.

RIP John Madden.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:16 pm    Post subject:

Madden would not fly. He went from location to location in the Madden Cruiser /// [b]LINK /// LINK /// LINK It was said he would stop at local dinners and coffee shops along the way. He would engage with the locals like he knew them. He was an important unassuming man. RIP
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:44 pm    Post subject:

How to watch John Madden documentary: 'All Madden' available to stream and will re-air on TV

Here's how to watch "All Madden":

From the link:

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The documentary will air on FS1 Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET. It will air on the FOX broadcast network Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET.

NFL Network

"All Madden" will air Thursday on 3 p.m. ET.

Streaming options

If you have a premium account with Peacock TV, you can stream "All Madden" here. You can also view the documentary on ESPN+ and Tubi.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:47 pm    Post subject:

I was annoyed that I missed the documentary a few days ago. Not going to miss it again.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:56 pm    Post subject:

I drove by Allegiant Stadium today, they had a nice tribute to John on the outdoor big screen.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:47 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
panamaniac wrote:
Loved listening to him and Pat Summerall (RIP) call games in the late 90s and early 2000s. Godspeed Mr. Madden.


I really enjoyed his use of the telestrator. It really helped me understand the various offensive and defensive schemes.

RIP John Madden.


I like how he used it to comment on Aikman trying to grow a beard.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:53 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
I drove by Allegiant Stadium today, they had a nice tribute to John on the outdoor big screen.


Here’s a brief video of it:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:15 pm    Post subject:

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I was annoyed that I missed the documentary a few days ago. Not going to miss it again.


It was different than I expected. I was hoping it would spend more time on his coaching career and on the earlier parts of his life I know very little about.

It was still interesting though. He did so much after coaching they were able to fill up almost 90 minutes of his life after coaching.

It was really moving to see his facial reactions when he was watching the documentary. I sat there kind of in disbelief at the thought that he recently watched this and then passed away.
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slavavov wrote:
I love football and he was both an informative and entertaining color commentator. He also seemed like a nice guy who you could have a beer with.

I guess he was the NFL's version of Hubie Brown, just a lot more colorful.

I also liked when MadTV parodied Madden. That was funny.

RIP. Condolences to his family.


He's on a complete class of his own imo. His impact from just his Madden games is seismic. Every year since 1988, millions upon millions of kids heard his voice. It's wild what his impact is really.

He's definitely in a class of his own. My generation knows him mostly because of the Madden video games and his later years as a commentator. I was comparing him to Hubie just in terms of being a commentator, not an icon.

Maybe a better comparison in terms of being an icon who gets little kids hooked on the sport is Charles Barkley. Barkley is having a great second career as Inside The NBA's court jester.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:41 pm    Post subject:

C M B wrote:
I know almost nothing about him except that he was a coach and a commentator. The man had the personality and the voice for sports TV, and almost nobody does.

I played Madden 94, 95, and 01 (PS2 release title). All great games. RIP


The madden titles were game changers for sure. I remember the early games had (maybe they still do) an option on the in-game play calling menu called "Ask Madden". I would got to that every time I needed to get out of a tight spot. It made you feel like a real coach and like you were getting real advice from the greats. It added so much immersion and realism to the game. Just having the madden namesake gave them a lot of legitimacy, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:05 pm    Post subject:

Learned alot about football just listening to him commentate. Was really entertaining as well. Feel fortunate to have been able to enjoy listening to him.
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