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NEW YORK — John Madden is calling it quits.

[John Madden  at a news conference in January.]

Associated Press

John Madden at a news conference in January.

Madden’s Missed Tackles

WSJ’s Matthew Futterman assessed some of the legendary broadcaster’s recent miscues ahead of the Super Bowl.

NBC said Thursday that the burly ex-coach who has been one of pro football’s top broadcast analysts has decided to retire. Mr. Madden, 73, has been working for the past three seasons on NBC’s Sunday night NFL game. His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh.

Since he left coaching in 1979, the former Oakland Raiders coach has worked as an analyst for all four broadcast networks. His “Madden NFL Football” is the top-selling sports video game of all time.

Nr, Madden is reluctant to fly and often traveled to games in a specially-equipped bus. He said in a statement that he still loves all aspects of the job, “but I know this is the right time.”

For those of you that are able to make it to Avila this weekend, we will be going to Harry’s Bar.  A place where John Madden got drunk and met his wife.



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rousing
    Apr 17, 2009 @ 07:05:30

    Oh, wow dad, I just remembered the manhole thing. God, this is sad news.

  2. Rousing
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 23:37:39

    or is it, ‘got drunk and ate a sub.’
    Sad news, but good for you guys getting to his watering manhole.

  3. interior
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 11:43:47

    Time to return to that man hole.

  4. letters
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 11:01:54

    …or is it “got drunk and beat his wife.”

  5. MOM
    Apr 16, 2009 @ 09:43:30

    God Bless you John Madden.