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John Madden: A Tribute

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

John Madden redefined football.

What separated John from everyone were the four things that changed the way we see this sport and helped propel it to what it is today, the premier sport in America.

John was, without question, the face of the NFL. From my personal perspective John brought four major contributions to my beloved sport.

First and foremost, he taught mainstream people the X's and O's of professional football.

As a college football player, I learned from him.

A world respected professor of mine, when asked why he was so popular, once commented "I put the cookies on the lower shelf so even the big boys can reach them." That was John. He spoke to both the novice and the ...

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