Though he still is a game analyst for the NFL Network, football fans will no longer listen to his excellent play-by-play comments on Sunday or Monday nights, or in any other game. With great  determination in the sport that he has loved since his high school days, he went on to become a college football player at California Polytechnic State University. With his success in college sports, his move to the NFL as a professional player was next on his agenda. One of the major obstacle in his football life came when he had a knee injury and was forced to retire from playing in the big league. This incident, however, did not end his football career. He moved on to coaching at the college level for 6+ years where he learned the skills to succeed. Throughtout his college and professional career at the AFL and the NFL, he won one Super Bowl in 1977 against the Minnesota Vikings. He then became a sports commentator for the four major US TV network (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox) since the late 70s. Besides his sports broadcasting career, young people today will remember him because of the videogame that has had his name on it since the late 80s: Madden NFL. John Madden has been a legend in and out of the field. Every NFL fan will miss him, especially on Sunday and Monday nights. Madden is Football.

Aunque aún sea un analista de partidos para la NFL Network, los fanáticos del fútbol americano ya no escucharán sus excelentes comentarios de jugada a jugada los domingos y lunes en la noche, o en cualquier otro partido. Con una gran determinación en el deporte que le ha encantado desde sus días en la escuela secundaria, él logró ser un jugador universitario de fútbol americano en la California Polytechnic State University. Con su éxito en los deportes universitarios, su traslado a la NFL como un jugador profesional venía en su órden del día. Uno de los mayores obstáculos en su vida futbolística le llegó cuando tuvo una lesión en la rodilla que le obligó a retirarse de jugar en la gran liga. Este incidente, sin embargo, no acabó con su carrera en el fútbol americano. Se cambió al entrenamiento a nivel universitario por más de 6 años donde aprendió las destrezas para conseguir el éxito. A través de su carrera universitaria y profesional en AFL y la NFL, él ganó un Super Bowl (Super Tazón) en 1977 contra los Minnesota Vikings. Luego se convirtió en un comentador de deportes para las principales cuatro redes televisivas estadounidenses (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox) desde finales de los 70. A parte de su carrera como locutor deportivo, los jóvenes hoy en día lo recordarán por el videojuego que ha llevado su nombre desde finales de los 80: Madden NFL. John Madden ha sido una leyenda dentro y fuera de la cancha. Todos los fanáticos de la NFL lo estrañarán, más bien los domingos y los lunes en la noche. Madden is Football.

Sources/Fuentes:
Madden Decides to Put Down His Microphone
[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/sports/football/17madden.html],
John Madden (American football) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Madden_(football)].

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  1. Nomad

    I’ll miss hearing his boisterous voice every Superbowl *little tear*

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