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Here's a guy who's going to retire

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NEW YORK - John Madden is calling it quits.

NBC said Thursday that the burly ex-coach who has been one pro football's top broadcast analysts has decided to retire. The 73-year-old Madden has been working for the past three seasons on NBC's Sunday night NFL game. His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh.

Since he left coaching in 1979, the former Oakland Raiders coach has worked as an analyst for all four broadcast networks. His "Madden NFL Football" is the top-selling sports video game of all time.

Madden is reluctant to fly and often traveled to games in a specially-equipped bus. He said in a statement that he still loves all aspects of the job, "but I know this is the right time."

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Ha!!

Now here's a guy, that when he puts his contacts in....he can see better..

Ha, what's Frank Caliendo going to do his bit on now? Joe Buck??

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I think it's to bad that he is retiring, I always enjoyed his comentary. He got me though alot of bad games in the past with his spin on broadcasting. Thanks alot John.

Enjoy your retirement.

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I won't miss him. smile

Maybe he can go cohabitate with Favre, now that they're both retired they can spend more quality time together.

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YEAH HE IS DONE!!! I can now turn on the volume when watching a national game!! Every year he became more drawn out and pointed out more obvious things..........may retirement treat him well!!

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Brett Farve retired, so I bet John figured he would have nothing to talk about! grin

I actually thought his announcing was humorous. There goes John into retirement...boom!

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He just couldn't go on without Favre.

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I think your right about that, he idolized Favre.

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When it was Madden and Pat Summerall they were really good. But Al Michaels let Madden run rampant. Sad day for comedians everywhere.

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"Now here's a team that can win a lot of games when they can out score their opponents. By the way, I love Bret Favre?"

"Now there's a guy who can see better when he wears his glasses. Did I mention, I love Bret Favre?"

"I predict the winner of this game will be the team that can score the most points. Man, I really love Bret Favre?"

Ah, John Madden. Now who's going to point out the insanely obvious.

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Now who does Caliendo get to make fun of?

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Caliendo's career is pretty much over now without Madden. His bit was starting to get a little old anyways.

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I liked him alot when he was with Pat in the earlier days. He's gotten old and couldn't stand him after a while. If Favre was in the game, it was hidious.

Enjoy retirement John, you deserve it.

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yeah hopefully this will end Caliendo's career for awhile also.....that guy might be as annoying as Madden!

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Caliendo will be fine, he does Jim Rome, all the guys on the pre-game show, everyone that was on Sienfeld and many more.

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i am not sad to see him retire

Me either. Now I can turn the volume up. He almost always was a play behind. "The RB ran in for a touchdown!" He's saying this as they already kicked the extra point and were lining up for the kickoff lol.

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the bad news for me anyway is that Chris Collinsworth will be replaceing him and that guy really bugs me:(

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Classic man, that will be missed. I would take him any day to listen to. You knew what you were getting when Madden was doing the game.

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the bad news for me anyway is that Chris Collinsworth will be replaceing him and that guy really bugs me:(

I'm with you on this one. Madden was getting tiresome, but I can't stand Collinsworth.

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he was a great guy, but it was time to take a step back and get out of the biz!

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I think your right about that, he idolized Favre.

Idolized him?? I think he had a little man crush on ol' Brett

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madden was the best by far, i'd rather listen to him then any of the other ones....collinsworth is [PoorWordUsage].

i wonder if madden the video game will still be madden lol.

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