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  1. Deus Irae

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    It's the end of an era.

    John Madden retires from broadcasting - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com

    He's the guy who made listening to the group in the booth fun for me again after Cosell, and I'll always appreciate him for that.
     
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    Love him or hate him, he's an icon.
     
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    "Goosebumps"! Best wishes to him :) it sounds as though he's ready and wants some well-earned relaxation and family time.
     
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    Feel like he always made games seem bigger just by his voice being present.
     
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    He had definitely lost something off of his fastball, but he was still occasionally hilarious, intentionally or otherwise. What will become of EAs flagship Football Game franchise once he goes, I often wondered. The name "Madden" will always be an icon. God speed Big Fella, you've solidified your name in the bedrock of the sport!
     
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    Finally, he was one of the best, but he's been running on empty the last few seasons and it was painful to listen to him after all the great years. Enjoy your time with family John, you've earned it.
     
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    I admire him for knowing when to retire. He had begun to slow down over the last few years. And even though he traveled in relative luxury on that tour bus (he had a fear of flying), all that time on the road must've gotten tiring.
     
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    Wow, I hate to hear that. I love listening to the guy, I would agree that he's lost a little over time - But his knowledge of the game and history of the game is unparalleled in my opinion.

    Good for him that he gets to go out on his terms.
     
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    I guess he just couldn't go on without brettfavre ...
     
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    but who replaces him now? Cornheiser? ;)
     
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    Some fond Thanksgiving memories always include his voice booming from the TV in the living room while sitting down with the family to eat dinner and one of the ladies in the family always had to have it turned down only to have my uncle coax one of us kids to sneak in only to crank it up again.:D He is an institution for football.
     
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    I love John Madden, and don't agree that he's lost much, if anything, in the last few years; his enthusiasm was always the best thing about him, and he still had that in bucket loads. Reading his quotes it definitely seems like he's retiring for all the right reasons, so good for him.
     
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    his replacement needs to be another coach..........please, none of these clowns like kornholer or greenberg......

    my first choice is jerry glanville.......a colorful guy who was good at analysis
     
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    That'd be bad.

    Sounds like it's Collinsworth.
     
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    surely an icon

    i wish him the best
     
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    I love Madden for his video game, and Growing up with him as an analyst, and those comments will allways have a special place in our hearts.
     
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    Don't even joke like that.:eek:
     
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    I totally agree that they need to replace him with another coach. He is an icon in the business with a .750 winning percentage as a coach (still the best ever I believe). I loved his early years with Pat Summerall and I wished Al Michaels had of worked with the younger Madden.

    Jerry Glanville I am a huge fan of and think he would be perfect to replace Madden as you would never know what would come out of him next...kinda like Madden:D. What is Glanville doing now??
     
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    :rocker::ditto::agree::yeeha: yeah, what he said! I like Jerry and miss his antics and joking nature.
     
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    Just a thought here, but does anybody here think the "TUNA" might want to give this a shot? I got a feeling that he's getting itchy down in Miami anway.
     
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