John Madden Retiring From The Broadcast Booth

john-madden-retiring-is-retiring-from-the-broadcast-boothTotal Pro Sports – NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol has announced that Hall of Fame coach and one of the greatest broadcasters in the history of sports, John Madden is retiring from the broadcast booth.

At the age of 73 it was only time before he would retire.  Madden started his career at CBS, before moving onto ABC and then NBC.

Madden issued the following statement today:

“It’s time. I’m 73 years old.  My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I’m home and, more importantly, when I’m not…

It’s been such a great ride… the NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion – it still is.  I appreciate all of the people who are and were such an important part of the most enjoyable, most fun anyone could have… that great life with the teams, the players, the coaches, the owners, the League… my broadcasting partners Pat and Al… the production people and the fans …is still great… it’s still fun and that’s what it makes it hard and that’s why it took me a few months to make a decision.

I still love every part of it – the travel, the practices, the game film, the games, seeing old friends and meeting new people… but I know this is the right time.”

You’re definitely gonna be missed.   One of the greatest ever, thanks for all the memories John.

John Madden retires from broadcasting – [WPTV]

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