John Madden walks away from football
Posted April 16, 2009on:
As if he needs any introduction. John Madden, the Hall-of-fame NFL coach has decided to call it quits from television broadcasting of football games. He revolutionized football broadcasting with his eagle eye and exquisite animated sounds.Oh, how we would miss him.
In a statement issued by him, John Madden said that “It’s time”. He rose to legendary status in the broadcasting circle with his stint at CBS. Madden said that NFL had been his life for more than 40 years, it has been his passion – and still is. I can never doubt that.
The Chairman of NBC Universal Sports stated that Madden had decided to retire just because it was time – nothing more and nothing less.
I’m sure it might have shaken a few in the broadcasting circuit to see a legend like John Madden give it all up and walk away but I’m sure it wouldn’t have any effect on his “Madden NFL Football” franchise, still the top-selling sports video game ever according to The New York Times. That game is here to rule forever.
What effect would John Madden’s retirement have on the game and especially viewers? Leave me your comments….