Question by marnefirstinfantry: Will you miss John Madden in the booth. Who would u like to see as his replacement?
John Madden Retires From TV Booth
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:04 AMPrint Text Size A AANEW YORK (April 16) – John Madden, the burly former coach who has been one of pro football’s most popular broadcast analysts for three decades, is calling it quits.
Madden worked for the past three seasons on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh.
“You know at some point you have to do this – I got to that point,” Madden said on his Bay Area radio show Thursday. “The thing that made it hard is not because I’m second guessing, `is it the right decision?’ But I enjoyed it so damn much.
“I enjoyed the game and the players and the coaches and the film and the travel and everything.”
Cris Collinsworth will replace Madden, moving over from the network’s studio show, NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol said. Collinsworth filled in when Madden took a game off last October.
Ebersol called Madden “absolutely the best sports broadcaster who ever lived.”
Madden said his health is fine, but at the age of 73, he wanted to spend more time with his family. His 50th wedding anniversary is this fall, and his five grandchildren are old enough to notice when he’s gone.
Was Ebersol right in saying Madden was the best?
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