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Coaching 1 3.70%
Broadcasting 12 44.44%
Video Games 14 51.85%
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:44 PM   #16
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Aikman, Marino, Elway, et al all had games before they retired...however, Madden never played. If it weren't for broadcasting, he wouldn't have had a game based on his coaching legacy.
it doesn't matter what lead to the other he's a decent (though well liked) broadcaster, but the game that caries his name is a much bigger part of gaming culture than he is to football culture. (if you take out madden NFL andd his insistance to make the game as lifelike as possible, there's no guarantees that football games would be nearly as good now... if he doesn't broadcast, someone else takes his place and that's that)

it is amazing he's been broadcasting since 1980 though.
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Old 08-18-2005, 12:38 AM   #17
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

I choose broadcasting as his legacy.....who will ever forget a six-legged turkey...
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:17 PM   #18
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I choose broadcasting as his legacy.....who will ever forget a six-legged turkey...
inside of a duck which is then inside a chicken or whatever it is to create the cholesterol monstrosity known as a turducken.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:17 AM   #19
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In about 20 years there will be more people who know the game Madden then the announcer, or the coach madden. Gaming is huge, it accounts for more revenue then the movie industry. Sony makes more money on video games then the rest of their products combined. Madden is a hall of fame coach, an admired broadcaster, but he is absolute bonified video game icon. His name resonates like a fender stratacaster played by Jimi, it is pure legend in the video game industry. His label is a juggernaut in the software industry ranking up there with windows in terms of loyalty. Madden's legacy will be his game, like George Foreman's will be his grill's.
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Old 08-22-2005, 02:57 PM   #20
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

I don't know... I think there should be a fourth choice: "BOOM!... Tough actin' Tinactin!"
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:03 PM   #21
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I don't know... I think there should be a fourth choice: "BOOM!... Tough actin' Tinactin!"
Well said sir. I believe it's available at ACE, the place with the helpful hardware man.
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Old 08-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #22
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Madden as a game will eventually be gaming footnote. next year it will be Madden/ESPN football, and eventually after Madden starts to drool on camera, just ESPN (damn you EA for 2K).

sadly, i think Madden's legacy is with broadcasting, and reinforcing for years the stigma of football as a clumsy, low-brow, mindless sport it isn't.
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Old 08-28-2005, 05:17 PM   #23
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

As long as madden has been around, I have to go with the game. It is sad when you think about what the man accomplished with the raiders; how his team had to overcome the total lack of comprehensoin when it came to what he was trying to say. The utter reduncancy of statement after statement like, "What they're trying to do is get that ball into the endzone.... that way they can get some points... and the team with the most points, usually comes out the winner..."

I wonder if a butterfly landed on his head one day to inspire that team to its victories.
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