The legendary John Madden, NFL and Broadcasting Legend Died at 85
By TOI Team December 29, 2021 Update on : December 29, 2021
John Madden, who was most recognized for his tenure as an NFL coach and broadcaster, has died. Madden’s death was reported by the NFL, who stated that the 85-year-old passed away suddenly Tuesday morning.
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For three decades, John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach became a broadcaster, supplied a weekly soundtrack to NFL games with his passionate chants and easy explanations.
The Raiders’ family is heartbroken by the news of the great John Madden’s death. Few people had a greater influence on the growth and popularity of professional football than Coach Madden, who had an incalculable influence on the game both on and off the field.
Madden was hired as the Raiders’ Head Coach by Al Davis at the age of 32, and he managed the Silver and Black for ten seasons, compiling a 103-32-7 regular-season record. The Raiders won every season from 1969 through 1978, capturing seven division crowns and qualifying for the playoffs eight times. Madden led the Raiders to their first World Championship of Professional Football in 1976 when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI. Know more also Desmond Tutu died at 90.
However, for most of his three decades broadcasting games, he was the leading television sports analyst, receiving a record 16 Emmy Awards for exceptional sports commentator and covering 11 Super Bowls and the other networks from 1979 to 2009.
Madden claims he didn’t want to be a television commentator at first, but as he learned more about the job, he became fascinated with it. He is still the only football analyst who has worked for all four major broadcasting companies.
Madden reinforced his reputation as a football legend by working as a color commentator for all four major television networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX.
Madden was introduced for the establishment to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 by Al Davis, who began his statement by addressing Madden as “the greatest quarterback of all time.” “A fantastic coach. A dependable and trustworthy companion. A Raider, to be precise.” At this time, the Raider Nation’s thoughts and prayers are with Joseph, Virginia, Michael, and the whole Madden family.