A Legend’s Legacy: The NFL Without John Madden in 2009

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Published: July 21, 2009

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... was Super Bowl XLIII. 

He is a legend of the NFL, though never playing a game in it.

He was that guy that made some ridiculous comments, not unlike: "Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field. They're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field." Or, "when your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to."

But it was all in good fun.

Not to mention his constant references to Brett Favre, or using the Telestrator to unintentionally(?) draw genitalia. To put it in Richard Hoffer's words "It was like watching a kid with ADHD operate an Etch-a-Sketch"


Color commentary is hard to do, and good color commentators are hard to come by. Based strictly by what Madden said, he wasn't a great color commentator, he had some average quotes (stated above, or by a quick google search) and he had some points during the season where he would bre...

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