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Old 16.04.2009, 05:18 PM
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Chris Collinsworth? I know he stepped in once or twice in 08 for Madden

Collinsworth would certainly be the front runner, I would think.
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Old 16.04.2009, 05:20 PM
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If you read the link that was posted on the first page, Collinsworth has already been confirmed to take over.
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Old 16.04.2009, 05:24 PM
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I enjoyed listening to Madden, in a similar way to someone like David Attenborough's narration, when Madden was commentating it felt 'authentic'.

I do think it was time for him to call it a day mind you, as all good things come to an end and his commentary in the last couple of years wasn't as insightful as it used to be.

Also his favourite subject (Favre) went this off-season, so it's the natural time to call it!

Seriously though, an all time great of the game and broadcasting.
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Old 16.04.2009, 05:25 PM
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Memorable Madden quotes:

"Ruben Brown made that play there....well I mean he missed the guy completley but he was able to create just enough room for Thomas Jones by whiffing. The air he created on the miss gave Jones enough space to score"

"He was waiting for something to develop and, WHAP! He got developed!"
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Old 16.04.2009, 05:28 PM
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Really sad to see John Madden go, but he retires maybe not on top of his game as he maybe he once was but still leaves head and shoulders above others IMHO.

At 73 he deserves his retirement although games under floodlights won't be the same. Would like to have seen Troy Aikman take on the role but no way Fox would let him leave.
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If you read the link that was posted on the first page, Collinsworth has already been confirmed to take over.

No, I didn't actually read the link. This news pleases me, I like Collinsworth in the booth a lot.
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Old 16.04.2009, 05:36 PM
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I am sorry to see Madden go, but like all things in life there comes a point when you have to say no. I bet he won't miss all the train journeys week in week out during the season getting to games.

Anyhow end of an era, he deserves a rest




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Old 16.04.2009, 05:59 PM
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Doesn't he have a house on wheels/bus... because he's a tad scared of the old flying business.
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Old 16.04.2009, 06:50 PM
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Thankyou John Madden for everything you have done for this great game. I hope we still here from Madden in some form or another but without a doubt he will be missed in the announcers booth.

I wish Madden all the best in his retirement.
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Old 16.04.2009, 07:12 PM
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I'd imagine EA sports will keep calling the game after him?

He has his faults like every commentator, i've had a chuckle at some of his comments before. But you can't deny he is a household name who's done a lot for the sport. Even if you aren't his biggest fan, in a weird way i think they would still miss his commentating.
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