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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Good.

    I really enjoyed him as a broadcaster, especially a decade or more ago, but this seems like a good move for him.

    Best wishes to him.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Best wishes to a legend. I've never been a fan of him or of--here comes some blasphemy--his video game, but I respect what he has done for the game of football.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Who is John Maddan?
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    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Good for him.

    Hopefully this means we won't have to hear Frank Caliendo anymore as well.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    I know people don't like Madden, but I love the guy. He brought the same enthusiasm for the game that Don Meredith brought with MNF, except that he also had a coach's perspective on the importance of the trenches in ways that others had not. His interest in the technical aspects of line play taught me a lot about how to watch the game.
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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Chris Collinsworth will be replacing Madden in the booth.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    I love Madden. He loved the game and he loved talking about it.
    Yeah, it has been a bit painful listening to him the last couple of years. And he without Pat simply was not right, no matter who he was paired with.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    At least Madden's bumbling was funny. Now I have to deal with Chris Collinsworth? Ugh...
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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Chris Collinsworth will be replacing Madden in the booth.
    Official? I'm surprised NBC announced it so soon.
    Fine by me, I like Collinsworth, though since I only watch Bengals games pretty much it probably wouldn't matter since I won't see the NBC game anyway.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    Official? I'm surprised NBC announced it so soon.
    Fine by me, I like Collinsworth, though since I only watch Bengals games pretty much it probably wouldn't matter since I won't see the NBC game anyway.

    yes, officially.

    Madden was on Sunday Nights. The Bengals have no prime time games, so you should be able to watch both.

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Here's a guy that quits his job when he retires.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    I heard some speculation on the radio that Madden may have been prompted to do this by the death of Harry Kalas. Kalas was 73 and that just happens to be Madden's age.
    /r/reds

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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Well, Madden kind of didn't really have a choice, what with Brett Favre retiring and all.

    I'll miss Madden since his has been the voice of big games for just about my entire football-watching life.
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    Re: John Maddan retires....

    Madden,IMO, was the voice of the NFL for the last 25 years. When he teamed up with Pat Summerall there was no broadcast team better. He probably wasn't as good his last few years but he was still refreshing to hear. What gets lost about him was that he was a great coach. He had some really great teams at Oakland. He often just couldn't get past those great Steeler teams or he would have had a couple of more Super Bowl wins.
    Brent Musberger was on ESPN radio this morning and he thinks Madden will be a consultant with either the Raiders or 49er's. He said Madden was still very close to Al Davis so he may be with them.
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