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John Madden retiring

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Just announced on MSNBC.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    He's become a parody of himself but back in the day he was an outstanding color guy. He and Pat Summerall were the voice of NFC football for a long, long time.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Is this immediate?

    Who gets the Sunday night slot with Michaels?
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  4. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    Why now?

    Why not five years ago?
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, immediate.

    Guessing it will be Collinsworth.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    A true legend.

    Happy trails.
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Agreed. He and Summerall were tremendous on CBS, then later Fox. Madden never bothered me as much as others, but they were a dynamic pairing.
  9. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member


    Edit: Thanks for the heads-up, 2much. I cut/pasted my post from our site, forgetting that our software mucks with the links. And while Madden was never my cup o' tea, the man surely does know the game. Be interesting to see who gets that job.
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    More details now on MSNBC: He wants to spend more time with his grandchildren.

    And that's all they said before going to another commercial.
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he really struggled with the decision. Think he takes a year off and comes back?
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    pseudo, your link's doing strange things. Text is right but the link formatting itself is broken.

    Fixed: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30246064/
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