Not a Moment Too Soon: John Madden Steps Out of the Broadcast Booth


Published: April 16, 2009


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After 30 years in the booth, there will be fewer "Boom!" moments, gone are also the descriptions that sound like this, "You’ve got one big guy, and another big guy, so ultimately what you’ve got here is two big guys."


In breaking news, John Madden released a statement saying that the Hall of Fame coach will not be in the booth for NBC Sports with Al Michaels going forward.


Madden, the voice of football for many over the last 30 years, pointed to his age and desire to be home with his wife, two sons and five grandchildren.


In a statement released by the network Madden said, "It’s time. I am 73 years old."


Madden is probably just as visible to a younger generation for...

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