Legendary commentator, broadcaster, and NFL Corridor of Fame coach John Madden has handed away at the moment on the age of 85.
Madden was greatest identified for his position within the NFL as head coach for the Oakland Raiders from 1969–1978, the place he led the crew to a Tremendous Bowl XI victory within the 1976 season. He later grew to become an unforgettable, bombastic broadcaster for CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC, masking and commentating on NFL video games each week. Alongside together with his memorable ads for firms like “Robust Actin'” Tinactin to his varied cameos in movie and tv, he was an almost inescapable a part of American tradition for effectively over 30 years following his profitable teaching profession.
We additionally know John Madden from his years of being concerned in video video games, having a franchise emblazoned together with his identify since John Madden Soccer in 1988. For 23 years, he had given his identify, likeness, and infrequently occasions his voice and infectious persona to the video games developed by Digital Arts now often known as Madden NFL. He has an indelible legacy on the earth of sports activities, video video games, and tradition at giant. The least we will say is thanks, John, for the years of sharing your information along with your gamers and viewers, being endlessly entertaining, and enjoying such an enormous half in making video video games what they’re at the moment.
Our condolences exit to John’s spouse Virginia, their sons Michael and Joseph, and their households, buddies, and family members who knew John.