John Madden Follows Brett Favre Into Retirement . . .

Posted on April 16, 2009. Filed under: NFL | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

YOU COULD SEE IT COMING . . . The moment Brett Favre retired for real, you knew John Madden wasn’t far behind.    Without the favrelous one on the field, is football even worth watching?  Not for the Godfather of video games.  Check this out and be sure your volume is up – it’s hysterical:

That is of course, courtesy of Mike and Mike, ESPN Radio and Frank Caliendo.   Good stuff.

All kidding aside, if John Madden doesn’t Brettire instead of retire and is really gone from the broadcast booth, he will be sorely missed.  At least by me.  I learned all the nooks and crannies of the game of football from him.  He is a unique personality and I will always remember he and Pat Summerall calling Dallas Cowboys games and Madden giving play-by-play of the offensive line’s sweaty pants race.  And him still being bitter about the immaculate reception . . .

I wonder if the turducken will live on?

My husband always said that Madden was Mr. Obvious, but that’s how I became a football afficienado – listening to him repeat himself over and over again, talking in circles, and cracking jokes.  

And BOOM! now he’s gone . . .

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