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Why Does Madden Matter?

With the retirement of longtime broadcaster, coach and video game icon John Madden we look back on how he changed the game of football.

Posted by Emil Steiner on April 16, 2009 1:26 PM
FROM THE PANEL

Madden Spans Generations, Platforms

John Madden is one of the most important men in the history of the game of football.

Posted by Dan Levy, on April 17, 2009 9:50 AM

Much More Than Xs and Os

The NFL could not have become the most profitable sports league in America without Madden

Posted by Gene Wang, on April 17, 2009 3:27 AM

The Genuine Article

Madden enjoyed the game as much as any viewer, and that excitement spilled over into his broadcasts.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on April 17, 2009 3:20 AM

The Genius of Madden

Madden had the ability to make every listener feel like he they were sitting next to each other on a couch eating pizza, drinking beer and watching Sunday ball.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on April 17, 2009 2:44 AM

Millen on Madden

Matt Millen, the longtime NFL player, executive and broadcaster, says that John Madden changed football.

Posted by Mark Maske, on April 16, 2009 5:23 PM

He Made Us Much Smarter

Pass the turducken, Madden was a great teacher of the game.

Posted by Cindy Boren, on April 16, 2009 2:25 PM

FEATURED COMMENTS

Jordan48: On many occasions, I have settled into my easy chair with a cold drink and some pop corn, or other snakables, to watch my favorite team kick...

salescoach: Joe? Is Jordan48 talking about the same guy? That said, he's right about Madden becoming obvious and tedious. Early on, he deserved all t...

WashingtonDame: John Madden matters because he made people like me, who aren't die-hard football fans or even die-hard sports fans, watch the games he broad...

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