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BOOM! Rip John Madden

By Rezdog

2 years ago

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    #1 2 years ago
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    #2 2 years ago

    That's too bad.
    Truly one of a kind.

    #3 2 years ago

    Great guy, very entertaining!

    #4 2 years ago

    Just got an alert. Sad day for football fans. I know he's been out of the limelight for many years, but when he was broadcasting he was my favorite.
    Such an entertaining person who will be missed. Thank you for all of the good years John Madden, RIP.

    #5 2 years ago

    He invented "BOOM," and we know he all loved beef!

    RIP Madden!

    #6 2 years ago

    Really sorry to hear.

    LTG : (

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    He invented "BOOM," and we know he all loved beef!

    And turkey legs.

    #8 2 years ago

    Crazy they just did a special on him last week.

    #9 2 years ago

    I remember when he coached the Oakland Raider when they won the Super Bowl. That team was vicious

    #10 2 years ago

    Lots of good memories of him and Pat Summerall calling games. Really, they were the voice of football in the '80s and '90s. Always enjoyed his goofy, fun-loving personality along with his analysis. Perfect counter to Summerall's no frills style. RIP, big man. Off to watch some youtubes of them.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from tron1969:

    Crazy they just did a special on him last week.

    I just said to my wife when that special aired that he probably didn't have long. He didn't look well. I'm glad he got to see what he meant to people before he died. Can't ask for much more than that. The guy was great at everything.

    #12 2 years ago

    I will always remember the burning feet in his commercial. Boom! Tough actin' Tinactin.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    And turkey legs.


    #14 2 years ago

    He was a great announcer compared to the shits today.

    #15 2 years ago

    Best part of him as a football commentator was that he was actually interested in the game, no matter the score or who was playing. He really seemed to just like watching and talking about football.

    #16 2 years ago

    I was not aware he was still alive. Isn't there a Doc coming out for him?

    #17 2 years ago

    He lived just a couple of City's away from me and up until about 4 years ago had a weekly morning radio program on KCBS. He was a great man and loved watching his grandchildren's sports events.

    #18 2 years ago

    Local hero and genuine good guy for us in Bay Area.

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    #19 2 years ago

    RIP. One of the best!!

    #20 2 years ago

    He personified football. RIP John

    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mank:

    I remember when he coached the Oakland Raider when they won the Super Bowl. That team was vicious

    Read Ken Stabler's book . He mentions that game. The opposing team had a 8pm bed check. The raiders were out drinking all night. Most came into the locker room drunk or hung over. Nothing meaner than a guy in that condition.

    Someone asked Ken what John Madden did about this ? Ken said he came in later than anyone else did.

    Great times. Thank you John Madden.

    LTG : )

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    Local hero and genuine good guy for us in Bay Area.

    He didn't like flying so they got him a bus.

    LTG : )

    #23 2 years ago

    Simply the best drop the mic

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from shovelhed:

    Simply the best drop the mic

    I'm a Howard Cosell guy.

    #26 2 years ago

    Simply the best! An Icon! RIP!

    #27 2 years ago

    Definitely a bigger loss than Harry Reid.

    #28 2 years ago

    So bummed......I've always missed him calling games. Amazing guy.

    #29 2 years ago

    I'll never forget the sweat down the leg contest. Game was totally out of reach and he comes up with something to keep it interesting. Boom!

    #30 2 years ago

    This past weekend while showing his pic during a game, I was wondering why I
    never heard of his passing. I was thinking he had already past..
    Best winning %. On game day the ticket would be hanging from his belt while
    coaching the game..

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    #32 2 years ago

    When I moved to the Bay Area in 1999 John would call into KCBS every morning at 8:15 to talk all kinds of sports and life topics. Always insightful and personal.

    Good kcbs tribute and reflection today. https://omny.fm/shows/kcbsam-on-demand/nfl-coach-and-sports-broadcaster-john-madden-dies

    #33 2 years ago

    RIP John Madden.

    Such bummer of news. Just watched his football life biography on NFL network. Missed the Fox biopic on Christmas. Hopefully they'll reair it.

    I miss him calling games. I'd love when he'd get on the telestrator. Alwqys found him entertaining and informative. Spent what seemed thousands of hours playing Madden on the Super Nintendo. Such a ground-breaking video game. I'll dig out my old snes on the weekend and fire up some Madden.

    Anyone else learn what athletes foot was because of John? Boom!

    #34 2 years ago

    Can't forget about his "Turducken" or the "6 legged turkey"
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    #35 2 years ago

    A man that was happy to be alive, and seemingly appreciative of everything around him.

    #36 2 years ago

    I always liked when he used the telistrator on things other than football like weird fans and stadium food.

    #37 2 years ago

    One of my lifelong dreams was to be invited over to John Madden's house and watch the Superbowl with him over a case of Miller Light.
    Tastes Fresh!

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