John Madden is arguably one of the greatest coaches the NFL has ever had. It was his inspiring personality, as well as his keen football mind, that helped him continue to make an impact on the game long after his coaching career ended.
After stepping down as head coach of the Raiders, Maddon made his mark in the NFL as a color commentator, playing alongside pitch legend Al Michaels. The two have worked together on ABC monday night football From 2002 to 2005, then to NBC sunday night football Especially in 2006.they work together national oil company After three years, Madden eventually resigned from his post.
While the two have been on the air together for seven years, they hardly ever travel together. Madden has a well-known aversion to flying, for which he has the famous Madden Cruiser Bus to help him across the country.
Michaels recalls his time on Madden Cruiser while appearing on The Pat McAfee Show,have to say:
“I get on/off the bus for about an hour. I’ve never been across the country. I’ve never gone further than Boston to Providence when we have a game at Foxborough. The bus is fun , but there are people who come across the country with John. Man, I don’t know how he does it.”
But what really surprised everyone was that Madden’s wife, Virginia, turned out to be a trained pilot.However, the ex Raiders HC Denied Boarding:
“I’ll tell you an amazing thing that no one thinks about right now. Virginia Madden was married to him for 62 years and they celebrated their anniversary last weekend. Virginia had a pilot’s license at one point. She took flying lessons. She It did. She took flying lessons … and John still hasn’t been on a plane.”
Madden left a lasting legacy in the NFL, whether as a coach, broadcaster, or as the man who forever revolutionized video games for us.
John Madden’s legacy as one of the most famous figures in video game history
The Madden name is synonymous with the video games we all fell in love with. But how exactly did he become such a well-known figure in the video game world?
first madden ever The game was released in 1988 when Electronic Arts (EA) failed to land Joe Montana as their cover star.
A key moment for the series’ success came after the second edition of the game was released on the Sega Genesis in 1990. In 1993, it appeared on the Gameboy, and by 1995, it also appeared on the PlayStation console.
EA’s developers also managed to secure an official NFL license in 1993, and the brand was renamed to Madden football. Since then, the name has stuck, and the video game franchise is now reportedly worth a whopping $4 billion.