Just woke up to the news that John Madden has decided to retire. It will really strange watching football next year without him. MSNBC looks back at the legendary career.
He’s had his share of critics over the years but to me he’s one of the first things that come to mind when you talk NFL. From his coaching days in Oakland, to his days teaming with Pat Summerall on CBS and Fox to Monday Night Football and then finally NBC’s Sunday Night Football. At 73 can’t really blame the man. After all he doesn’t fly anywhere as he’s afraid of flying and riding by RV sure has to get tiresome.
As for who takes his place in the NBC booth….Chris Collinsworth would be my guess. NBC has been grooming him for the gig for the past couple of years.
A potential bombshell has been dropped by EA audio director Aubrey Hodges. In an interview with Louis Bedigian of Gamezone, Hodges seems to suggest that John Madden may not be one of the game announcers in Madden 09.
I miss the days of Madden/Summerall and Madden/Micheals. I hate the “radio” voice that they have now. They need a broadcasting team in the game. I will be getting ’09 for 360….as long as its not the ESPN crew (as I don’t know how they’d work the 3 man team into the game) I don’t care who they get.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sits down in Tehran for an interview with CBS’ Mike Wallace.