Mr. Impact: A Farwell to John Madden

By NFLSportChannel
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Published: April 16, 2009

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... wings, beer and other food and beverage items with high nutritional value, we will have to pay homage to the man that had more impact on the NFL than anyone. 

You heard me right.

He made the Raiders "THE RAAAIDUHS" before they became a complete laughingstock.  He was the only head coach to get out of Oakland gracefully, mainly because he couldn't handle air travel anymore. 

Along the way he won two Super Bowls, developed Willie Brown, Lester Hayes, Fred Biletnikoff, Ray Guy, Ken Stabler, John Matuszak, Phil Villapiano, Dave Casper...well, we could go on but there's more to cover.

When he went to CBS to cover football, he became the go-to analyst. If you turned on a Sunday game in the 1980s and early '90s, you could close your eyes for a minute and his voice, along with Pat Summerall's, let you know it was the only game that really mattered. 

He introduced the most famous touring bus ever, and that includes Br...

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