Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Great John Madden

I was not willing to bet that The Great John Madden would be elected to the Hall of Fame... too many Raider Haters out there... but it has happened and the Raider Nation could not be happier... Now what are the Raider Hater Media going to have to say when Al Davis introduces Coach Whisenhunt next week?!?!?!? (yes there it is, I jinxed it!)...

The Snake should be next...

Prior to his career in sports broadcasting, John Madden was a highly regarded football coach. From 1964 to 1966, he was a successful defensive coordinator at San Diego State University. He was then promoted to the NFL, becoming linebacker coach for the Oakland Raiders in 1967. Two years later, Madden, at 33 years old, became the youngest head coach in the old American Football League. For a decade, Madden led the Raiders to an overall record of 103-32-7, taking home seven Western Division Titles and, most importantly, winning Super Bowl XI over the Minnesota Vikings. He retired after the 1979 season and, like many former players and coaches, took a job as a NFL analyst with CBS.

Ever since, Madden has become the voice of the NFL. He has moved from CBS to FOX to ABC, but has always maintained the same style and drawn in millions of fans. His more than 20 years as an analyst have translated into 15 Emmy nominations, two Sports Personality of the Year awards from the American Sportscasters Association, and a Golden Mike Award from the Touchdown Club of America (he was the first NFL analyst to receive the honor).

As an aside, Madden has co-authored several books, including John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating, One Size Doesn't Fit All and All Madden. Four of his books have reached the New York Times' best-seller list. The most successful of Madden's business ventures has been the EA Sports videogame series that sports his name: 14 annual versions have been released, each more popular than the next.
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And last but not least, lets not forget "Tough actin' Tinactin" ......

Congratulations Coach! We Love Ya !!!!!!!

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