John Madden Dead at 85
Date: December 28, 2021 03:02PM
I never liked Madden as coach of the Raiders, as they were a major rival of the Dolphins in those days, but as a broadcaster he was an unparalleled star. He was not only a brilliant student of the game, he was able to pass that knowledge on to generations of football fans in his exuberant style. And, to my surprise, he was a personable guy and so good at his job as to set a really high bar for today's color commentators. I hope today he's up there comparing notes with Coach Shula and their great predecessors George Halas, Paul Brown, Vince Lombardi, Sid Gillman, and the other greats. They say that Heaven has a great football team, but they have a great coaching staff too.
Rest in Peace Coach Madden.