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Old 12-29-2021, 12:43 AM   #1
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RIP John Madden

A true legend of the game
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Old 12-29-2021, 07:00 AM   #2
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Re: RIP John Madden

Not many people can claim to have the impact of growing the league in the way that he has.

RIP.
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Old 12-29-2021, 09:34 AM   #3
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Can't tell the story of the NFL without a huge chunk being dedicated to Madden that's for sure.
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Old 12-29-2021, 09:41 AM   #4
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Re: RIP John Madden

Can't even tell the story of Thanksgiving without him. Football genius at every level.
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Re: RIP John Madden

The NFL owes him a great debt for making he game appealing to everyone and age no matter what their knowledge of the game was.
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Old 12-29-2021, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re: RIP John Madden

He loved RFK, it was one of his favorite venues to broadcast from.

I just remember as a kid his enthusiasm for the game made my enthusiasm for the game grow. Also how he explained the game and strategy in layman terms brought everyone more enjoyment.

The classic Madden telestrator…you had to be there to enjoy it. Boom!
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He loved RFK, it was one of his favorite venues to broadcast from.

I just remember as a kid his enthusiasm for the game made my enthusiasm for the game grow. Also how he explained the game and strategy in layman terms brought everyone more enjoyment.

The classic Madden telestrator…you had to be there to enjoy it. Boom!
Yes indeed!

Still owns the highest winning percentage for a head NFL coach, and never had a losing season.

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Old 12-29-2021, 10:39 AM   #8
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Yes indeed!

Still owns the highest winning percentage for a head NFL coach, and never had a losing season.

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Somehow I never knew that stat about his coaching career until last night, I'm surprised how long it took to get him in the HOF. True icon of the game.
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Old 12-29-2021, 11:05 AM   #9
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Re: RIP John Madden

Loved him and Summeral.

He was the voice of the NFL as a young fan growing up.





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Old 12-29-2021, 12:45 PM   #10
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Re: RIP John Madden

Madden loved coming to RFK. He always mentioned how much he loved our stadium and how much of a home field advantage it was. You knew it was a big game when he and Summeral did our games - which was quite often.
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Re: RIP John Madden

https://www.calstate.edu/impact-of-t...n-coryell.aspx


Don Coryell coaching staff at SD State:

John Madden
Joe Gibbs
Ernie Zampese
Al Saunders
Marv Levy

The Coryell coaching tree from his Aztec era is very impressive as well.

Joe Gibbs was a player on Coryell's team at first and won the team's Most Inspirational Player Award in 1963. Gibbs later became a graduate assistant, then assistant coach at San Diego State.

He also was an assistant under Coryell with both the Cardinals and Chargers before becoming head coach of the Washington Redskins. Gibbs is a member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

Another Pro Football Hall Of Fame coach who coached under Coryell at San Diego State was John Madden. Madden would join the Oakland Raiders in 1967, and then become the youngest head coach of the league the next season at 32 years old.

After a very successful stint with the Raiders, Madden became a popular NFL analyst on television and video game mogul.

Joe Gibbs' coaching career was almost cut short by Madden.

Gibbs was working under Madden, who was the defensive coordinator for Coryell. There was an annual spring football game approaching, and Coryell had Gibbs coach the team that would face Madden's team in the game.

Madden approached Gibbs and asked him what plays would be run, so Madden could prepare his team. Gibbs refused to disclose the plays, so Madden asked Coryell to mediate the situation.

Coryell told both Gibbs and Madden to treat it as real game, without the disclosure of plays to either side.

Gibbs team won that game. As the final gun sounded, both young coaches met at mid-field to shake hands. Madden fired Gibbs right there on the spot instead. Seeing a distraught Gibbs, Coryell then brought him over to the offensive side of the coaching staff.

The rest truly is history.

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Old 12-29-2021, 03:47 PM   #12
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Madden loved coming to RFK. He always mentioned how much he loved our stadium and how much of a home field advantage it was. You knew it was a big game when he and Summeral did our games - which was quite often.
Yes ....

So much so, that I heavily equate him with the Skins. He endlessly fawned over RFK. One time he said something to the effect that it was a real football stadium not like those other places that were like "shopping malls or sushi bars."

He also loved the Hogs. He was always talking about our running game with "he gets behind Big Joe Jacoby and runs people over."

RIP Coach Madden. Thank you for everything.
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Old 12-29-2021, 04:24 PM   #13
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I remember when we'd line up with "heavy jumbo" at the goal line and Madden would go nuts over it. Root em out hogs, lol

He loved some good old sloberknocker football
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Old 12-29-2021, 06:13 PM   #14
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Re: RIP John Madden

Love this!!


JOHN (MADDEN) WILL BE MISSED. HE
WAS ONE OF THE FIRST COACHES I
HAD A CHANCE TO WORK UNDER IN
MY CAREER WHILE WE WERE AT SAN
DIEGO STATE WITH (DON) CORYELL.
HE HAS HAD AN IMMENSE IMPACT ON
THE SPORT IN SO MANY WAYS. I THINK
HIS SUCCESS AS A COACH CAN GET
OVERLOOKED AT TIMES BECAUSE
OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A
BROADCASTER AND THE
POPULARITY OF THE VIDEO
GAME. I DON'T THINK YOU
CAN MEASURE HOW
MANY FANS HE
BROUGHT AND
CONTINUES TO BRING TO
PROFESSIONAL
FOOTBALL. MY PRAYERS
ARE WITH HIS WIFE
VIRGINIA AND THEIR FAMILY.

Coach Joe Gibbs
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Old 12-29-2021, 06:57 PM   #15
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