"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
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.
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.
Good for him.
Hopefully this means we won't have to hear Frank Caliendo anymore as well.
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.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.
Chris Collinsworth will be replacing Madden in the booth.
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.
At least Madden's bumbling was funny. Now I have to deal with Chris Collinsworth? Ugh...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
Here's a guy that quits his job when he retires.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
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.
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.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
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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