John Madden to Retire

semipenguin

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Wow, has it been 30 years?...:shock:

Fair winds and sails...:right:

I have the 1989 (Jan 1990) NFC Championship game on VHS (was on CBS). It's nice to watch every once in a while...:)
 

flap_jackson

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A legend, he was a good guy, but not the best broadcaster who ever lived. Frank Caliendo will be sad :cry:

Collingsworth is a great replacement, but I'm suprised they didn't woo Bret Farve :icon_wink:
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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He was certainly knowledgable and entertaining when he could be kept on topic. He and Micheals tended to get into bableathons every so often though which was annoying.

I hope he enjoys his retirement.

Cris Collingsworth is knowledgable but is boring as a broadcaster.
 

DAB

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I certainly enjoyed John, but I could tell last year he was really sort of struggling to keep up. It was time for him to retire there is no doubt about it!

I personally like Cris Collingsworth I like how Cris tells it like it is when he sees some BS going on with the NFL. Just like last year when there were a few games that had some bad officiating, Cris was on it. He didn't bite his tongue!

I think he will do a good job and I don't find him boring at all, he has played the game and has a lot of knowledge and his broadcasting skills are certainly on par with anyone else in the business now days!