John Madden Calls It Quits

Mike DiMauro@miked31784Senior Writer IApril 17, 2009

TV commentator John Madden stands on the sidelines as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field, September 7, 2006. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins, 28-17.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL legend John Madden, now 73 years old, has called it quits and retired from the NFL broadcast booth.

He started his football career in college at Cal Poly and went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1969, Madden would become head coach of the Oakland Raiders, taking his team to a Super Bowl title in Superbowl XI.

In 1979, he would step out of the coaching role and join the TV booth, where most people would remember him best. He started out with CBS.

In 1994, he switched booths and headed over to Fox, only to shift again to ABC to do Monday Night Football after Superbowl XXXVI.

Following Superbowl XL, he would move for the final time to NBC, and his last game was Superbowl XLIII.

Madden was in the booth with Pat Summerall and Al Michaels, among others, during his broadcasting career. Madden would also produce the famous Madden video games, and he also did promotions for other big name companies.

Cris Collinsworth will replace Madden in the booth.


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