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Old 08-16-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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John Madden's Legacy

I thought of putting this in the Madden forum, but I figured more people would see it here. So I've been wondering about this the last couple of days and I thought I'd ask you all.

When all is said and done what do you think he will be most remembered for? Coaching, Broadcasting, Madden NFL

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On a side note: Joe Gibbs began his coaching career in 1964 at San Diego State as an assistant to assistant coach John Madden
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Old 08-16-2005, 02:48 AM   #2
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

I went with broadcasting, not many play video games and not many know that he was a coach, but just about anyone who whatches football games sees him commataing. Also, his "maddenisms" is why I think he will be remebered. How he has a knack to talk aobut everything else except the game going on...
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Old 08-16-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
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i went video games. his legacy as seen by the new generation will be the monumental video game that sells millions and millions of copies. he will be remembered by broadcasting but we see that even in madden with his comments in the game.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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it's probably a cross between the games and broadcasting...however, more people have seen him on his football broadcasts than play his video games. He was an innovator on both fronts, and as annoying as I find him, it is his broadcasting that will carry him with the older crowd, but his video games that will carry him with the youngin's
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #5
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Video games. I personally hate him as the broadcaster, I cant stand him. He won a Superbowl, but whenever someone says Madden I Will think of Madden video games........


....I'll always remember his cameo in Little Giants and the creation of the "Anexcation of Puerto Rico "
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:41 AM   #6
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

I think you could easily make a case for any of the three, but I would rank them

1) broadcasting: it's where he's really become a household name
2) coaching: one of the greats
3) video games: the greatest football video game series of all-time, does this bastard do no wrong? LOL
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:17 AM   #7
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I had to go video games first. Despite his broadcasting excellence, and winning a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders (and being the fastest coach to 100 victories), no one ever tried to create a holiday for him. That's lasting impact. Every year, he's the tent pole around which the video game industry hangs.
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:43 PM   #8
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Re: John Madden's Legacy

I went with broadcasting. The videogame wouldn't even exist if not for his unique broadcasting. The various Maddenisms in the game are a direct result of the quirky things he says in the booth. And come on, has anyone on earth made the telestrator more famous?
I'll concede that the videogame is a close second though.......which is a shame when you consider his coaching accomplishments.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:20 PM   #9
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Broadcasting - everybody knows Madden from broadcasting. Lots play his video game, and many remember his coaching, but broadcasting raised him to the next plateau (from where he could enjoy lending his name to the video game).
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:45 PM   #10
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I voted Broadcasting but if he continues his decline that he's been going through I'd switch my vote to his video game franchise. I know he was a great coach, I believe he has the highest winning % all time(sorry if someone else mentions that), but I don't believe the coaching part of his career has affected as much in our society as his role on Sunday and Monday broadcasts or the huge impact the madden series has had on millions and millions of people across the world and the amount of their lives they've poured into the games throughout the years.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:35 PM   #11
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the game... he was the first to go out and get a game going back in the 80s (computers cost $2k+ for green screens and no hard drives) and its still running, it worked on sega, playstation, ps2, xbox, pc etc etc... it really is the original monster of sports and franchise gaming.

he's well known for the broadcasting too, but thats not as revolutionary as his contributions to gaming history.
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Old 08-16-2005, 11:44 PM   #12
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the only thing is when i hear madden, i don't even think about Madden himself, i think about the game,
The demand for his game is rediculous. we have a forum devoted to his game, people(including me) stood in line at midnight to pick up his game and play it for the first time, and us poor bastards buy the game every single year
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:40 AM   #13
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Without his broadcasting, there would be no video game.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:44 AM   #14
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Without his broadcasting, there would be no video game.
no necessarily, aikman had his own football game before he ever touched the booth.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:44 AM   #15
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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.
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