John Madden is known for his decade-long coaching of the Oakland Raiders, helping them win 7 AFC title games, and was known for being the youngest coach within professional football when he lead them to the 1976 Superbowl championship, retiring with a 103-32-7 record holding the highest percentage among coaches who have won at least 100 games. Snoop Dogg Is Now The Official Owner Of Death Row
Madden transitioned from coaching to maintaining a three-decade-long career as an NFL sports commentator.
John Madden, legendary NFL sportscaster and coach, dies at 85
The cause of Madden’s untimely death has not been released.
“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe, and their families. We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.” – NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell.
The majority of the world is familiar with the Madden legacy through EA Sports video game which pays homage to the legendary commentator. John Madden left behind his wife Virginia and their two sons Michael and Joseph. John and Virginia were married for over half of a century and celebrated their anniversary two days before his passing.
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