Death of the legendary John Madden

Madden, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, won Super Bowl XI with the Oakland Raiders as head coach. He led the Oakland team from 1968 to 1978.

In ten seasons at the helm of the Raiders, he built a record of 103 wins, 32 losses and 7 draws.

John Madden in 1977 with his quarterback Ken Stabler

Photo: The Associated Press/George Brich

The Minnesota-born man is also an iconic figure in the sports world for his work as a television analyst.

Madden has won 16 Emmy awards during his career at CBS, FOX, ABC and NBC. He participated in the broadcast of 11 Super Bowl games.

Since 1988, it has also given its name to the popular video game franchise maddenunder the banner of EA Sports.

The league said Madden died suddenly, but the cause of death was not released. He leaves behind his wife Virginia and his sons Mike and Joe.

On behalf of the entire NFL family, we offer our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families.said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. We all know him as the Hall of Fame Raiders coach and analyst who worked for every major network, but most importantly, he was also a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

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A great career in television

Madden began his career in the press gallery at CBS after retiring as a coach, partly because of his fear of flying. The duo he formed with Pat Summerall quickly established themselves as the network’s premier description team.

He then helped build credibility for Fox when he joined the broadcast team in 1994, and went on to analyze primetime games for ABC and NBC. He described his last game in the 2009 Super Bowl.

Both men stare at the camera as a game unfolds behind them at St. Louis Stadium.

John Madden has been working with Pat Summerall for a long time.

Photo: The Associated Press/MICHAEL CONROY

I don’t know anyone who had a greater impact on the NFL than John Madden, and I don’t know anyone who loved football more than he did.Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement.

Even after retiring as an analyst, Madden continued to receive praise from his peers for his passion, preparation and ability to explain complicated games with ease.

No one has ever made the sport more interesting, relevant and fun to watch and listen to than Johnsummed up handler Al Michaels when Madden’s retirement was announced.

Madden grew up in Daly City, California. He played on the offensive and defensive lines for Cal Poly University in 1957-58, earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees there.

Madden was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, but a knee injury put an end to his hopes for a player career. Instead, he went to the sidelines as a coach at Hancock Junior College and as a defensive coordinator at San Diego State University.

Al Davis brought him to the Raiders as a linebacking coach in 1967 and the Oakland squad reached the Super Bowl in their first year as a pro. Madden replaced John Rauch as head coach after the 1968 season, at age 32. There he embarked on a remarkable 10-year streak.

I always thought his strong point was his coaching stylequarterback Ken Stabler has already said. John just had a knack for letting us be who we wanted to be, on and off the field. How do you reward him when he behaves like this? You win for him.

And they did. For years, the only problem was the playoffs.

Madden went 12-1-1 in his first season, but lost the All-American final 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs. This situation was repeated during his tenure as head coach. The Raiders won the division title seven of the first eight seasons, but went 1-6 in the semifinals during that stretch.

The Raiders finally took it to the next level in 1976, when the team consisted of several talented players in many positions. They had a 13-1 season, losing only in week four of action, against the New England Patriots.

The Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7 in the American Conference Finals. They then defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 to win the Super Bowl.

Players loved to play for himsaid offensive lineman Art Shell. He made the camp fun for us and also for the season. All he asked was that we be on time and play really well when it came time to jump on the field.

Madden suffered a stomach ulcer the following season, when the Raiders lost again in the All-American final. He retired from coaching at age 42 after a 9-7 season in 1978.

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