64.3 F
Los Angeles

John Madden, legendary Hall of Fame coach, dies



Subscribe to our Insider

Unexpectedly, John Madden — who was a Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster, and video game creator — passed away on Tuesday morning. Madden was 85 years old.

NFL Commission Roger Goodell announced the sudden passing of Madden in a statement:

“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.”

Madden finished his 10 years as the head coach of the then Oakland Raiders with the highest percentage in NFL history among coaches that have won 100 games with an overall .759 winning percentage. Under his leadership, the Raiders played in seven AFC title games — five straight at one point.

In addition, Madden led Oakland to its first championship after beating the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 to win Super Bowl XI.

In 2006, Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. After he retired from coaching, he transitioned into being a broadcaster. Madden commentated NFL games for over 20 seasons on FOX, CBS, ABC, and NBC. Furthermore, he won 16 Emmys as Outstanding Sports Personality/Sport Event Analyst.

Starting back in 1988, the legendary coach created the video game, John Madden Football. While the name of the video game is now simply Madden NFL, it is one of the best-selling sports video game series.

Rene' Kennedy
Rene' Kennedyhttps://theballout.com
Managing Editor of The Ball Out.

Subscribe to our Insider

━ more like this

Damian Lillard to the Bucks: Bucks’ Power Move; Miami’s Missed Opportunity

In a shocking turn of events, the Portland Trail Blazers are trading Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks. This is part of a three-team...

Donald Trump Found Liable for Fraud in New York Civil Case

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has been found liable for committing fraud in a New York civil lawsuit. The case,...

Trump’s Lawyers Accuses Jack Smith of Muzzling Attempt with Gag Order Request

In a high-intensity legal standoff, which has captivated the nation's attention, lawyers for former President Donald Trump are accusing Special Counsel Jack Smith of...

Insider: Is More Good Recruiting News Coming for Texas?

To get full access to this article, click here. The University of Texas had an explosive week of recruiting recently. What's the latest? Is there more good news on the horizon? A Stellar Week for Texas Womens Basketball It's been a whirlwind week for Texas Women's Basketball, a time marked by thrilling victories off the court. They've managed to secure commitments from two of the nation's highest-ranked prospects - Justice Carlton (No. 7) and Jordan Lee (No. 8). This winning streak in recruitment has set the stage for what could be a phenomenal recruiting class for the Longhorns.

Dobbs Outshines Dak Prescott in Cardinals’ Shocking Win Over Cowboys

In a stunning twist of gridiron fate, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott fell to the seemingly outmatched Arizona Cardinals today. Newly signed quarterback,...