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John Madden Hangs Up the Microphone…but Not the Turducken

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

According to numerous reports, legendary broadcaster and former coach John Madden has decided to retire from the booth.

In a statement released by NBC sports, Madden indicated that he was leaving to spend more time with his wife of nearly 50 years and their children and grandchildren. At 73 years of age, it would be hard to blame him for wanting to take it easy for a few years.

Still, like his idol, Brett Favre, I can't see John Madden staying away from football for very long. He is as synonymous with football as any person is with their sport, especially considering he was never a great player.

As a coach, he was considered a tough guy, but a successful one. Raiders Owner Al Davis has yet to find a sui...

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