• Dominic Konareski

NFL Hall of Fame Coach, Broadcasting Icon John Madden Dies at 85

On the morning of December 28th, 2021, the sports world lost a true legend. Former NFL coach turned Broadcaster John Madden died unexpectedly on Tuesday, he was 85. Madden had a 103-32-7 record in his coaching career, following with a .759 winning percentage to make him the winningest coach in NFL history through 100 or more games played. Madden most famously coached the Oakland Raiders in a decade- long stint in the 1970s which featured multiple AFC title wins and a Super Bowl ring.

Madden then went up to the booth as a broadcaster following his hall of fame coaching career. Madden became such an iconic name in the sports commentary industry that the Madden video game franchise was named after him. Madden was in the broadcasting scene for a total of three decades and covered 11 Super Bowls from 1979-2009 with his iconic calls of “Boom!” and “Doink” throughout the games.

"People always ask, 'Are you a coach or a broadcaster or a video game guy?'" Madden said when was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. "I'm a coach, always been a coach." It is without a doubt that the NFL lost a once in a lifetime coach and tv personality.


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