John Madden in 1974

John Madden is a commentator. John Madden death on Tuesday morning, December 28, 2021, the NFL said Madden was 85 years old. The federation provided information that he died unexpectedly and did not specify a cause.

Who is sports commentator John Madden?

Legendary NFL coach and commentator, best known for appearing on Monday Night Football. His famous personality led to a series of EA Sports games that are named after him.

He married Virginia Fields on December 26, 1959, and they had two children together. John Madden was born in Minnesota, USA. As a sports commentator born under the sign of Aries, the zodiac sign of the rat. John Madden is ranked 8583rd in the world and 4th on the list of Famous Sports Commentators.
John Earl Madden is an American former football coach and athlete. He won the Super Bowl as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, and after a break from coaching became a popular black commentator for NFL broadcasters.
In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series, which he has backed and invested in since 1988.
Madden has worked as a color analyst for all four major networks: CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC. Madden took a break from broadcasting after the 2008 NFL season to spend more time with his family. He has also written several books and served as a pitchman for various products and retailers.

Madden with his broadcast partner Al Michaels on ABC 2002
Madden with his broadcast partner Al Michaels on ABC 2002

Legendary NFL coach and commentator best known for appearing on Monday Night Football. He won Super Bowl XI as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

A player’s career

He played college football at Oregon, San Mateo, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, California, where he played on both offensive and defensive teams, stood out as an offensive player. He also played as a catcher on the Cal Poly baseball team. Madden was selected in the 21st round (244th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles National Football League team in 1958. But a knee injury inflicted on the training ground a year later ended his competitive career in his fight.
John Madden circa 1967–1976
A year after John Rauch resigned as Raiders coach to join the Buffalo Bills, Madden was named head coach of the Raiders on February 4, 1969, becoming (later) head coach of the Raiders. Youngest professional soccer coach at 32.

Hired as Head Coach of the Raiders by Al Davis at the age of 32, Madden coached Silver and Black for 10 seasons and compiled a respectable 103-32-7 regular-season record. From 1969-78, the Raiders posted winning records each season, winning seven division titles and qualifying for the playoffs eight times.
However, his team faced constant disappointment in the post-season period, especially against Pittsburgh. Five defeats in AFC games in seven years have left the Raiders with the same image as Dallas before, that they are incapable of “winning the big game.” Despite a 12-1-1 record in 1969, they lost 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL championship game.
Three years later, the last-minute win over the Steelers became part of professional football mythology with Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception” delivering a 13-7 victory for Pittsburgh. Then in 1974, after defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Miami twice in a dramatic match, the Raiders again lost to the Steelers in the AFC championship match.

John Madden in 1974
John Madden in 1974

In 1976, Madden coached the Raiders to a 13-1 record and 32-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI, marking the Professional Football franchise’s first World Championship.
As professional football grew in popularity and influence, Madden and the Silver and Black teams played a key role in several AFL and NFL semi-final moments, including “Sea of Hands,” ” Immaculate Reception,” “Holy Roller” and “Ghost to Post,” among others. Madden Cement plays his role as a soccer icon in the broadcast booth, serving as a leading color analyst for four major television networks.
John Madden works on Monday Night Football, the start of the annual All-Madden Team and his role in the Madden NFL video game series that made his name an icon synonymous with professional football.
Then on January 9, 1977, Madden’s team was able to claim the NFL crown by winning the first Super Bowl in Oakland history with a convincing 32-14 victory over Minnesota.
In 1984, Madden followed the advice of NFL coach John Robinson (Madden’s childhood friend) and formed the “All-Madden” team, a group of players.

Madden NFL | video game series with his name

Madden NFL, a sports simulation video game series created by EA Sports, a division of the American company Electronic Arts, and based on the National Football League (NFL). Its name derives from John Madden, a famous football coach, and television color commentator. EA Sports has held the exclusive rights to the NFL since 2005, making Madden NFL the only American football video game available to all NFL teams and their players.
The game Madden NFL originated in 1989 as John Madden Football, it was a computer software title for the Apple II. The brand was popularized with the move to the Sega Genesis console in 1990 and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. The name was changed to Madden NFL in 1993 when it was fully licensed and started broadcasting. Plays titles that correspond to each NFL season for a variety of console games.

The John Madden death will leave a lot of regret in the hearts of fans, condolences to his family and loved ones. Let’s remember a legend.