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CloakNNNdagger
04-16-2009, 11:01 AM
Yes, it's true.......His colorfull sometimes controversial character will undoutedly be missed. [LINK] (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30246064/)

drewmar74
04-16-2009, 11:05 AM
I used to enjoy Madden but he had gotten to the point where he either:

A) restated the obvious

B) didn't make much sense at all

or

C) compared everyone to Brett Favre


Any coincidence that Madden is retiring at the same time as Favre?

TEXANRED
04-16-2009, 11:10 AM
He will be missed.

drewmar74
04-16-2009, 11:12 AM
He will be missed.

I'll miss Madden from a few years back and not necessarily his most recent work.

He's an icon, though - gotta give him that.

Drew_Smoke
04-16-2009, 11:17 AM
I wonder if the passing of Harry Kalas swayed him at all.

BigBull17
04-16-2009, 11:20 AM
I knew when Brett retired it was the time. He was waiting to see if #4 came back. Now its official, so he's out the door. So long John. Boom, Whapp!!!

Double Barrel
04-16-2009, 11:26 AM
BOOM! And Madden retires.

drewmar74
04-16-2009, 11:29 AM
BOOM! And Madden retires.

This guy looks like he's having a lot of fun announcing.

TexanAddict
04-16-2009, 11:30 AM
Any coincidence that Madden is retiring at the same time as Favre?

This was exactly what I thought when I first saw this. It probably went something like this:

Favre (via text): im retired fo realz this time
Madden: NOOOOO! :'( xoxox

Madden (to NBC): Football is dead to me. I quit.

drewmar74
04-16-2009, 11:32 AM
This was exactly what I thought when I first saw this. It probably went something like this:

Favre (via text): im retired fo realz this time
Madden: NOOOOO! :'( xoxox

Madden (to NBC): Football is dead to me. I quit.

:spit:

HoustonFrog
04-16-2009, 11:58 AM
He was a institution with Pat Sumerall. You knew you were getting the top game and the top broadcast. I think alot of that left with Michaels. I love Michaels but I think Madden started losing it when they joined. Overall he set the standard for the new breed type guys with the "Boom", etc. He is right though..it's time.

Texan_Bill
04-16-2009, 12:35 PM
"one knee equals two feet"


Madden will be missed. Summerall not so much - I hope he follows suit.

gary
04-16-2009, 12:41 PM
I'll miss Madden he is an icon.

Brando
04-16-2009, 12:46 PM
He will be missed, I liked his announcing. I wonder if he will continue the Madden video game series.

CloakNNNdagger
04-16-2009, 01:13 PM
He will be missed, I liked his announcing. I wonder if he will continue the Madden video game series.

EA is contracted with the NFL until at least 2012.

GuerillaBlack
04-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Its too bad Madden never called a Texans game.

Mr teX
04-16-2009, 02:08 PM
Finally!.....now if we could just get tony kornheiser off monday night football..

imatexan
04-16-2009, 02:11 PM
Man that sucks, always liked him.

Brando
04-16-2009, 02:27 PM
Finally!.....now if we could just get tony kornheiser off monday night football..


Now this I agree with.

kastofsna
04-16-2009, 02:31 PM
I used to enjoy Madden but he had gotten to the point where he either:

A) restated the obvious

B) didn't make much sense at all

or

C) compared everyone to Brett Favre


Any coincidence that Madden is retiring at the same time as Favre?

actually none of this is true, these are just rehashed jokes from frank caliendo's stand-up career.

madden's the best

Mr teX
04-16-2009, 02:43 PM
actually none of this is true, these are just rehashed jokes from frank caliendo's stand-up career.

madden's the best

Now Kast. come on, you know at least 1 of those is true for his last couple of years in the booth. I'm inclined to go with stating the obvious b/c there were numerous times i caught him doing this in games.

Hey he was great, but it'd just got to painful to listen to him these days. Kinda reminds me of watching Hakeem in a raptors uniform those last couple of years.. :eek:.

HOU-TEX
04-16-2009, 02:48 PM
I liked Madden. He will be missed.

While at lunch NFLN ticker stated NBC has announced Chris Collinsworth his replacement.

It'll take some getting used to, but I don't have a problem with Collinsworth.

SheTexan
04-16-2009, 03:29 PM
I respect Madden for what he brought to the game, but, I won't miss him. The "mute" button on my remote got a good work out over the years because of him.

Vinny
04-16-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm gonna miss Madden also. Heck, I grew up with him, but boom, when you get old you get old.

gtexan02
04-16-2009, 03:39 PM
Hey 50% of his game was half mental, so you know, boom

bah007
04-16-2009, 03:46 PM
I liked Madden. He will be missed.

While at lunch NFLN ticker stated NBC has announced Chris Collinsworth his replacement.

It'll take some getting used to, but I don't have a problem with Collinsworth.

Collinsworth knows his football.

He doesn't have the same personality that Madden does, but he will do a good job.

GuerillaBlack
04-16-2009, 04:06 PM
I liked Madden. He will be missed.

While at lunch NFLN ticker stated NBC has announced Chris Collinsworth his replacement.

It'll take some getting used to, but I don't have a problem with Collinsworth.

Now it'll be just like Madden '09. ;)

BigWig
04-16-2009, 04:22 PM
I am not to fond of Collinsworth.
Does this mean there will be no madden 10?

Vinny
04-16-2009, 04:41 PM
Collinsworth knows his football.

He doesn't have the same personality that Madden does, but he will do a good job.
Collinsworth comes across as smug....don't like him at all, but whatever, I bet he doesn't last long.

texasguy346
04-16-2009, 04:54 PM
Collinsworth comes across as smug....don't like him at all, but whatever, I bet he doesn't last long.

I'm not a Collinsworth fan either, but it was probably the quickest & easiest fix for NBC. Aikman does a good job for Fox, but if NBC wanted him I'm sure it would cost them quite a bit.

Goldensilence
04-16-2009, 04:58 PM
Collinsworth comes across as smug....don't like him at all, but whatever, I bet he doesn't last long.

Pretty much my sentiments Vinny. Colinsworth is too much of turd to last long. I dunno if has the analytical bravado that Colinsworth has but his personality doesn't grate people. That's who I would've gone with.

Mailman
04-16-2009, 05:14 PM
Finally!.....now if we could just get tony kornheiser off monday night football..

Yep.

This day is about fifteen years late. Madden is the most overrated broadcaster in history. I've never understood the infatuation with him. Not only is he the the masterest master of the obvious, he and Summerall schlurped Cowboy dong for so long in the 90's that I couldn't stand hearing him on my TV. Then, once the Cowboys started sucking again, he moved on to Favre.

Finally, he's retiring. Yay.

FILO_girl
04-16-2009, 05:30 PM
I'ma going to miss The Face...I used to be intimidated by him on TV but the more I learned the game, the more I understood him. :lion:
Thanks for the memories...we both had a 'thing' for Favre back in the day. :thisbig:
I heard about Collinsworth, thought Aikman may have a chance but its all about the greenbacks I guess.

sixfour
04-16-2009, 08:49 PM
Yep.

This day is about fifteen years late. Madden is the most overrated broadcaster in history. I've never understood the infatuation with him. Not only is he the the masterest master of the obvious, he and Summerall schlurped Cowboy dong for so long in the 90's that I couldn't stand hearing him on my TV. Then, once the Cowboys started sucking again, he moved on to Favre.

Finally, he's retiring. Yay.



No truer words have been spoken in relation this blowhard!

imatexan
04-17-2009, 01:15 AM
Its too bad Madden never called a Texans game.

He did.

nunusguy
04-17-2009, 08:01 AM
Michaels silence at the time of Maddens retirement announcement is conspicuous.
Madden was certainly popular but overrated in my book. Even my wife often remarked about how he went overboard with obvious attempts to
dumbing-down his analysis.

Thorn
04-17-2009, 08:20 AM
Yep.

This day is about fifteen years late. Madden is the most overrated broadcaster in history. I've never understood the infatuation with him. Not only is he the the masterest master of the obvious, he and Summerall schlurped Cowboy dong for so long in the 90's that I couldn't stand hearing him on my TV. Then, once the Cowboys started sucking again, he moved on to Favre.

Finally, he's retiring. Yay.

In his early days he was just fine. Over the last five or so years he's been boring as hell. Frankly the game announcers are just talking heads placed there by the networks to give us something to listen to and explain some of the more arcane rules of the game. They could all be replaced by a musical soundtrack for most of the game.

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Madden was great. He had nothing but unabashed enthusiasm for the game he was calling and for the NFL. I can't say the same for many "announcers" calling games today.

HOU-TEX
04-17-2009, 10:39 AM
Michaels silence at the time of Maddens retirement announcement is conspicuous.
Madden was certainly popular but overrated in my book. Even my wife often remarked about how he went overboard with obvious attempts to
dumbing-down his analysis.

Michaels gave a quote to NFLN on Madden's retirement. Is that considered silence?

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 11:21 AM
In his early days he was just fine. Over the last five or so years he's been boring as hell. Frankly the game announcers are just talking heads placed there by the networks to give us something to listen to and explain some of the more arcane rules of the game. They could all be replaced by a musical soundtrack for most of the game.

I always appreciate all you posts but I disagree with this one. NBC once tried a annoucer-less game and it didn't work. Not with me or the public. Madden IMHO was great in comparison to the others simply because he loved the game. I guess that was good enough for me, dunno.

Double Barrel
04-17-2009, 11:25 AM
Madden was great. He had nothing but unabashed enthusiasm for the game he was calling and for the NFL. I can't say the same for many "announcers" calling games today.

I agree. Madden's love for the game overshadowed any of his flaws. I think people are being too hard on the guy. I will miss him in the booth, but I'm not anal retentive about the announcers. It's just a football game.

HoustonFrog
04-17-2009, 12:02 PM
Michaels gave a quote to NFLN on Madden's retirement. Is that considered silence?

Yup..I guess calling him the gold standard is silence. And he is on Rome talking about him now.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4073253

Longtime broadcast partner Al Michaels said Madden will have a unique place in pro football history.

"No one has made the sport more interesting, more relevant and more enjoyable to watch and listen to than John," Michaels said in a statement. "There's never been anyone like him and he's been the gold standard for analysts for almost three decades."

Vinny
04-17-2009, 12:53 PM
I agree. Madden's love for the game overshadowed any of his flaws. I think people are being too hard on the guy. I will miss him in the booth, but I'm not anal retentive about the announcers. It's just a football game.the internet is full of crybaby complainers...it's amazing how many ugly comments I read on youtube, newspaper articles and whatnot. I kinda consider them the vocal minority of ugliness.

Thorn
04-17-2009, 01:01 PM
I always appreciate all you posts but I disagree with this one. NBC once tried a annoucer-less game and it didn't work. Not with me or the public. Madden IMHO was great in comparison to the others simply because he loved the game. I guess that was good enough for me, dunno.

Could be because I've gotten used to watching the NFL replay games muted, with other music playing in the apartment. I don't recall me ever doing that during a live game. LOL

Mr teX
04-17-2009, 01:16 PM
i love collingsworth b/c he just tells it how it is. I think he's a great replacement. of course u couldn't go wrong with aikman or jaws either.

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 01:20 PM
Could be because I've gotten used to watching the NFL replay games muted, with other music playing in the apartment. I don't recall me ever doing that during a live game. LOL

Next Sunday during the season can I come over? I'll bring beer.

Fox
04-17-2009, 01:24 PM
I can't say I really looked forward to hearing games he was calling more than others just because he was announcing, but I did enjoy his commentary and personality. There's no denying the indelible contribution he's made to the game, he's leaving the league much better than it was when he entered and he's partly responsible for that. I wish him well.

.... and I like his video game.

Thorn
04-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Next Sunday during the season can I come over? I'll bring beer.


We should check who's got the biggest TV, and go there.

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 01:28 PM
What's weird for me is when I heard "30 years," I didn't realize that. I thought he was still a mangy holy roller Raider in 1979.

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 01:29 PM
We should check who's got the biggest TV, and go there.

I don't have HD, but Donna is pretty.....lol.

EDIT: LOL my ass. If she read this.....

Mailman
04-17-2009, 01:54 PM
the internet is full of crybaby complainers...it's amazing how many ugly comments I read on youtube, newspaper articles and whatnot. I kinda consider them the vocal minority of ugliness.

Speaking for myself only, I think it's less about Madden himself than the undeserved deification he's received over the years. He was fine when he was younger but as he aged his commentary became increasingly less insightful and increasingly schticky. He and Summerall were really, really bad together toward the end of their on-air relationship. Honestly, if any other commentator had belabored obvious points about the most basic rules and/or strategy, that person would've been out of a job many years ago. Because Madden was considered an institution, he had tenure for life. He was fortunate to get paired with Al Michaels on MNF because Michaels salvaged his legacy as a broadcaster.

Showtime100
04-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Speaking for myself only, I think it's less about Madden himself than the undeserved deification he's received over the years. He was fine when he was younger but as he aged his commentary became increasingly less insightful and increasingly schticky. He and Summerall were really, really bad together toward the end of their on-air relationship. Honestly, if any other commentator had belabored obvious points about the most basic rules and/or strategy, that person would've been out of a job many years ago. Because Madden was considered an institution, he had tenure for life. He was fortunate to get paired with Al Michaels on MNF because Michaels salvaged his legacy as a broadcaster.

Meh, not so sure. Madden didn't need anybody IMO. Michaels is great and one of my favorites, but Madden didn't him or anybody.

The thing that was conspicuous about Madden when he came on the scene (for me) was he explained the basics when nobody else would, somewhere the explaining of the basics was lost. Could have been because those folks he spoke to got to know the game. (that's a reach, I concede)

Just my take. I remember the press going nuts about the fresh approach.

Vinny
04-17-2009, 03:34 PM
Speaking for myself only, I think it's less about Madden himself than the undeserved deification he's received over the years. He was fine when he was younger but as he aged his commentary became increasingly less insightful and increasingly schticky. He and Summerall were really, really bad together toward the end of their on-air relationship. Honestly, if any other commentator had belabored obvious points about the most basic rules and/or strategy, that person would've been out of a job many years ago. Because Madden was considered an institution, he had tenure for life. He was fortunate to get paired with Al Michaels on MNF because Michaels salvaged his legacy as a broadcaster.I was just talking in general about the internet crybaby thing. I complain about things too but I try not whine about too much in lieu of all the complainers in society.

The Summerall/Madden pairing was bad because Summerall was older than the cryptkeeper. Madden was an institution long before Al Michaels came into his career.

Double Barrel
04-17-2009, 04:42 PM
I've never read or heard anyone ever deify Madden. I've seen opinions expressed about liking his commentary or not, but I have never seen anyone giving him God-like status in life.

It's all about entertainment at the end of the day. Nothing more, nothing less. Did you find him entertaining or not? It's as simple as that. All this hyperbole and stuff just seems like regurgitated hatorade, IMO. Some folks can't just say that they don't like the guy without going off the deep end and dissing those that do like him.