John Earl Madden (April 10, 1936– December 28, 2021) was an American football coach and commentator. He was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) for ten periods (1969– 1978), and helmed them to a championship in Super Bowl XI (1977). After retiring from training, he offered as a shade analyst for NFL newscasts till 2009, work for which he won 16 Sports Emmy Honors.
In 2006, Madden was inducted right into the Pro Football Hall of Popularity in acknowledgment of his training profession. He is additionally extensively known for the long-running Madden NFL video game collection, which he offered his name to, backed, and fronted from 1988. Madden worked as a shade analyst for all 4 major networks: CBS (1979– 1993), Fox (1994– 2001), ABC (2002– 2005), as well as NBC (2006– 2008). Madden retired from relaying after the 2008 NFL period. He additionally composed a number of books and functioned as a business pitchman for numerous products and sellers.
Legend of sport and television in the United States and video game icon for generations, John Madden left this world at the age of 85. In the video game industry, Electronic Arts was naturally the first to pay tribute to this personality that the whole world knew at least name.
Oakland Raiders Coach Quickly 10 years and winner of the Super Bowl in 1976 with this same team John Madden joined the world of television in 1979 to become an emblematic sports consultant on chains like CBS Sports, Fox Sports, ABC Sports and NBC Sports, regularly winning the prize of best sports analyst in Emmy. Outside the United States and the followers that American football can count in the rest of the world, John Madden’s name was mostly the one that inevitably returned each year in the games developed by Electronic Arts and since the year of grace 1988, year of the launch of the first John Madden Football on PC. At a time when Electronic Arts could cause an earthquake by giving up the FIFA name, the name of Madden has been the subject of an indefectibly alliance for more than 30 years. The story, however, wants John Madden, was not the first choice of Electronic Arts, who had suffered a refusal of the former Quarterback Joe Montana.
People always ask me if I am a coach, an analyst or a video game character. I am a coach. I have always been a coach.
John Madden during his enthronement at the Football Fame Temple in 2006
The story between EA and John Madden could even fall into the water when the latter learned that the game bearing his name was supposed to show only six or seven team players because of the technical limitations of the time. Electronic Arts finally released a game with 11 players in each camp and will meet an immediate success, even if the real takeoff of American football in video game will take place in 1990 with the exit of John Madden Football on the 16-bit of Sega. In August 2018, it was learned that the franchise Madden NFL had exceeded 130 million copies sold in the world (mainly in the United States, certainly). This year again, Madden NFL is the most sold sports game in the United States according to the data communicated by the NDP. Basketball ( NBA 2K ) and baseball ( MLB The Show ) are the other two most popular sports games every year across the Atlantic.
Today, we lost a hero. John Madden was synonymous with football for more than 50 years. His knowledge of the game had equal only the love he was wearing and that his appreciation for all those who set foot on the ground. A humble champion, an available teacher and a coach forever. Our heart and our sympathy go to the family, friends and millions of John fans. We will miss you a lot and will never be Forgotten, posted the Twitter account of the Madden NFL franchise.