Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thank You, John

Legendary color commentator John Madden retired today. As much fun as it was to pick on him when he would say something so blatantly obvious and funny, there was no one better at offering analysis and giving viewers a sense of the game. It seemed every time I sat down to watch a prime time game called by Madden, I would learn something new about football. Considering he retired decades ago, John Madden managed to somehow bring a contemporary coach's perspective to his broadcasts. His legacy may live on through the memories created in his video game and well as the Madden Curse. In any event, John Madden will be missed. Good thing we have the brilliant Cris Collinsworth to fill the large void.