OT: John Madden

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John Madden

Poll closed Oct 5, 2008.
  1. I like him a lot, one of my favorites

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  2. He is ok...nothing great

    16 vote(s)
    28.1%
  3. He sucks and I wish he would get fired

    13 vote(s)
    22.8%
  4. I don't care who calls the games

    5 vote(s)
    8.8%
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  1. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    Do you like the way he calls a game? To me John Madden is still the voice of the NFL and he is the only broadcaster I would watch a game I did not care about just because he was calling it.
     
  2. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    I like Madden ... he's entertaining and adds some insight. I tune in to watch the game and I don't like guys that talk too much ... Madden doesn't talk too much.
     
  3. Pujo

    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    A muted TV & background music are my friends while watching football.
     
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  4. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Madden is the master of the obvious. He loves to throw out lines lines like "Brady likes to throw to Randy Moss because he is the best receiver on the Patriots" or "They really need to stop him on this third down attempt".

    Madden used to be the most insightful color guy in the game, but now he is living off of reputation. I don't know if it age or him just getting complacent, but I really don't find the guy all that useful in the game. Madden ain't the worst color guy out there, but he usually doesn't tell me anything I don't already know.

    For my money, Troy Aikman is the best color guy in the game right now although I hate all things Cowboys and Joe Buck. Pairing up Aikman and Michaels would be the best duo in a decade. Or I wish Al Michaels didn't hate Boomer Esiason so much because I thought he was far better working with Michaels than Madden.
     
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  5. Chevy

    Chevy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #75 Jersey

    While true, he is still one of the most knowledgeable out there. He'll string together a lot of nonsense, then come back with a line-blocking breakdown showing how the center's quick half-step made the whole play possible.

    I'll take the ramblings with the insight.
     
  6. ScottieC

    ScottieC In the Starting Line-Up

    The guy is great. How do you not like a HOF'er that's been around the sport for as long as he has?

    He says goofy stuff and ball washes Farve, but listen to him talk about the Patriots and you'd think he was on our payroll - If you have a chance watch that second Pats vs. Bills game - Madden and Michaels must have called the Patriots the greatest team 20 times - The broadcast was like a 3 1/2 hour long Tom Brady/Belichick/Moss Hall of Fame induction speech.

    Love the guy, I'm just not sure he knows how to tie his shoes anymore, but who cares he loves the game and it shows.
     
  7. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm just trying to figure out where he got his video game producing degree from...he makes one heck of a football game, all by himself.
     
  8. Funktopus

    Funktopus On the Game Day Roster

    He adds nothing. He started an observation of Jayson Taylor during Sunday's hall of fame game with, "This is a guy, who's a guy that's a good guy...."

    I played it back a few times just for laughs. I wish I could make it into a ring tone.
     
  9. ScottieC

    ScottieC In the Starting Line-Up

    Not everyone can articulate themselves as well as you. ;)
     
  10. Zeke_Mowatt

    Zeke_Mowatt Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Smell the irony :D
     
  11. blackglass3

    blackglass3 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #11 Jersey

    I am ok with Madden. I actually preferred him with Pat Summerall (sp?), but he's ok on Sunday nights.

    He was the first to admit how wrong he was with his "They should be taking a knee and playing in overtime" comment, which he didn't have to. He could have just pretended he never said it.
     
  12. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

    #24 Jersey

    I forgot to mention ...

    He was way better when he was on the sauce ... he's still okay but back then ... :p:p
     
  13. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    John has jumped the shark.
     
  14. ScottieC

    ScottieC In the Starting Line-Up

    If you can't laugh at yourself, you no good to us. :)
     
  15. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Hasn't the phrase "jumped the shark" nuked the fridge?
     
  16. Patjew

    Patjew PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I like him.

    I remember back in the dark ages when I was actually very PROUD when Madden and Summerall would call a Pats game. At some stretches they got such little national attention...
     
  17. Lampshade

    Lampshade Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I love John Madden. Sure he says some obvious things, and sure he repeats himself a lot, but it's always interspersed with some very insightful remarks about line play, or playcalling. There are very few things a Madden/Michaels combo will miss during a game.

    Also, Madden's unbridled enthusiasm adds to my enjoyment.
     
  18. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    A bad announcer(s) might make me watch the game on mute. But no announcer will make me watch a game. But Madden/Michaels are clearly a sound-on game. They're a very good pairing.
     
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  20. mtbykr

    mtbykr PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #37 Jersey

    If anyone has a problem with Madden calling games, just watch Bryant Gumball kill ratings on the NFL network games.............after that train-wreck you will be humping the TV with happiness when you hear Madden!
     
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