John Madden Takes His Final Time-Out


Published: April 17, 2009


... a bigger fan of NFL Hall of Fame Coach John Madden would be the biggest understatement. I am not the know-all and be-all on Madden but I can hang with the big guns on some things Madden. 


So you can tell that when I got the news that the NBC’s gavel-by-gavel announcer was calling his final time-out, or should I say retirement, a bunch of his famous quotes and one-word descriptions just started rolling through my mind.


It seemed like only yesterday that I became a fan of John Madden and thought Pat Summerall and Madden were joined at the hips. John and Pat was a staple in my household, just like my favorite jerk chicken and ginger wine on Sundays. 


To me, Sundays were never the same without him in the off season, and no matter which television station held him under cont...

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