HENDERSON, Nev. — Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer John Madden died Tuesday on the age of 85, abandoning an influential legacy that stretched from the sidelines as a decadelong coach of the Oakland Raiders to 3 many years within the broadcast sales space to a transcendent online game bearing his title.
Madden, an unknown 32-year-old linebacker coach who was promoted by Al Davis in 1969, was the 1969 AFL coach of the 12 months and led the Raiders by the 1978 season. In 10 years beneath Madden, the Raiders received seven division titles and Tremendous Bowl XI. His .759 profitable share (103-32-7) within the common season is the best by any coach in NFL historical past (minimal 100 video games). He additionally was 9-7 within the postseason and was on the sidelines for such seminal video games as The Immaculate Reception, The Sea of Arms, Ghost to the Submit and The Holy Curler.
Citing burnout, Madden retired from teaching and have become a broadcaster identified for his demonstrative and everyman calls corresponding to “Growth!” coming into the lexicon. He labored with CBS from 1979 to 1994, with Fox till 2002, ABC till 2006 and NBC till 2009.
Youthful generations of followers, although, know Madden from the omnipresent online game that bears his title and has offered round 200 million copies since its launch in 1988.
Madden was inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2006 and was offered by Al Davis.
“He Was A Raider !!!” Raiders proprietor Mark Davis texted to ESPN.com.
Madden’s loss of life elicited responses from the sports activities world giving their ideas and tributes:
Thanks, Coach pic.twitter.com/jGx8aVdRPj
— Madden NFL 22 (@EAMaddenNFL) December 29, 2021
Relaxation In Peace to a Legend! Prayers to the Madden Household. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/4zvhu5vEUd
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) December 29, 2021
Absolute legend amongst legends.
Relaxation In Peace Mr. Madden.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 29, 2021
An icon to the sport of soccer
Relaxation In Peace https://t.co/y9LlqN5xBX
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 29, 2021
Relaxation in heaven John Madden!! True definition of legendary!! Thanks for all you probably did for the sport I really like with all my coronary heart!! And you’re a large motive for that!!
— Mark Ingram II (@markingramII) December 29, 2021
Rip John Madden🙏🏼
— MaddMaxx (@CrosbyMaxx) December 29, 2021
NOT MADDEN………… 😫😫😫😢😢😢
— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) December 29, 2021
“The highway to Simple Road goes by the sewer.” — John Madden, RIP.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) December 29, 2021
R.I.P. John Madden🙏🏾 A True Legend!
The largest soccer icon of all of them 👑
Thanks for making the best sports activities sport to ever be performed🐐
— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) December 29, 2021
We misplaced a bigger than life legend in John Madden. My profession was narrated by “Coach”, the most effective within the sport.
I am going to at all times bear in mind our pre-game mtgs, once we laughed & talked about something however soccer. I am going to miss my pricey good friend.
Love & prayers to Virginia & the household. pic.twitter.com/DImjAbUTGI
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) December 29, 2021
RIP to an unimaginable man and coach, John Madden. My ideas and prayers are along with his family members and Raider Nation🙏🏿
— Jerome Bettis (@JeromeBettis36) December 29, 2021
Whenever you suppose NFL soccer, you suppose John Madden.
RIP to a Legend. pic.twitter.com/8JYH7H9GKW
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) December 29, 2021
— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) December 29, 2021
I at all times cherished sitting down & speaking with the Legend #JohnMadden – he was bigger than life within the NFL world… however what left a bigger impression upon me was the character of the person! Honored to have performed in final SB he would name within the sales space… We love u & we’ll miss you Coach!
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) December 29, 2021
Relaxation In Peace John Madden, probably the most influential figures in sports activities historical past https://t.co/o3Xpj9V7qB
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 29, 2021
Relaxation in Paradise To the 🐐 John Madden!!!! Your legacy will proceed to stay on ♾!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 29, 2021
RIP to the legend John Madden ..
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 29, 2021
There has by no means been an individual extra part of your life and by no means bodily in your life. John Madden was the person! RIP coach, commentator, legend pic.twitter.com/h7axywempA
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December 29, 2021
John Madden was a real soccer man. RIP, Coach.
— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) December 29, 2021
I used to be saddened to listen to concerning the passing of John Madden, at age 85. One the all-time greats, he confirmed me the ropes throughout our transient soccer partnership. He was at all times type and pleasant. He can now be part of his former associate, Pat Summerall, in calling Tremendous Bowls in heaven.
— Vin Scully (@TheVinScully) December 29, 2021
OMG the best analyst of all time of any sport handed at the moment – JOHN MADDEN – On this planet of TV it would not get any higher than Coach Madden – legend -icon & GOAT / Pls Might Coach Madden RIP ! @TheMontagGroup @CBSSports
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) December 29, 2021
So unhappy to listen to this.
Such a fan of his-Rising up in my period it was Pat Summerall & John Madden on Sunday.
Regardless of who your workforce was-changed the sport of how soccer video games have been broadcasted.
Legend as a coach and a broadcaster-My ideas & prayers along with his household & associates. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/wVKbWySrtF
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 29, 2021
large a part of why everybody my age thinks each soccer coloration commentator is wack is as a result of we grew up with john madden. man set an unreachable customary.
— bomani (@bomani_jones) December 29, 2021
😔RIP John Madden. What an unimaginable life pic.twitter.com/z9h2YKEHts
— danawhite (@danawhite) December 29, 2021