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    John Madden to take Sunday off

    [size=13pt]John Madden to take Sunday off; first time in 28 years[/size]

    Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:35 pm EDT

    By Chris Chase

    John Madden will take next Sunday off, ending a run of 476 consecutive NFL weekends in which he has called a game. Instead of traveling cross-country from San Diego to Tampa to call Sunday's NBC tilt between the Bucs and Seahawks, Madden will get a three-week break at his home in Northern California before heading to Indianapolis on November 2. (There is no Sunday night game on October 26 because of Game 4 of the World Series.)

    Madden hasn't missed a game for any reason since he began at CBS in 1980. That streak has covered all four major networks (CBS, FOX, ABC and, now, NBC) three commissioners, two work stoppages and a 20-fold increase in the yearly rights fees networks pay to the league. It also has seen Madden grow from a coach-turned-commentator into a legend of the sport with a bust in Canton, a slew of endorsements and his name on the most popular sports video game franchise of all-time.

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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]John Madden to take Sunday off; first time in 28 years[/size]

    Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:35 pm EDT

    By Chris Chase

    John Madden will take next Sunday off, ending a run of 476 consecutive NFL weekends in which he has called a game. Instead of traveling cross-country from San Diego to Tampa to call Sunday's NBC tilt between the Bucs and Seahawks, Madden will get a three-week break at his home in Northern California before heading to Indianapolis on November 2. (There is no Sunday night game on October 26 because of Game 4 of the World Series.)

    Madden hasn't missed a game for any reason since he began at CBS in 1980. That streak has covered all four major networks (CBS, FOX, ABC and, now, NBC) three commissioners, two work stoppages and a 20-fold increase in the yearly rights fees networks pay to the league. It also has seen Madden grow from a coach-turned-commentator into a legend of the sport with a bust in Canton, a slew of endorsements and his name on the most popular sports video game franchise of all-time.

    [img width=225 height=160]http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__7/ept_sports_nfl_experts-225837960-1223936521.jpg?ymL4VKADqybHd914[/img]
    He was born in Minnesota which probably gives him his work ethic. I really liked him right up the the mid-90's when he latched on to the all- cowboys bandwagon prior to the all- brett bandwagon. Those days pretty much took away all of the respect I had for his commentary

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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

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    "VikingMike" wrote:
    [size=13pt]John Madden to take Sunday off; first time in 28 years[/size]

    Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:35 pm EDT

    By Chris Chase

    John Madden will take next Sunday off, ending a run of 476 consecutive NFL weekends in which he has called a game. Instead of traveling cross-country from San Diego to Tampa to call Sunday's NBC tilt between the Bucs and Seahawks, Madden will get a three-week break at his home in Northern California before heading to Indianapolis on November 2. (There is no Sunday night game on October 26 because of Game 4 of the World Series.)

    Madden hasn't missed a game for any reason since he began at CBS in 1980. That streak has covered all four major networks (CBS, FOX, ABC and, now, NBC) three commissioners, two work stoppages and a 20-fold increase in the yearly rights fees networks pay to the league. It also has seen Madden grow from a coach-turned-commentator into a legend of the sport with a bust in Canton, a slew of endorsements and his name on the most popular sports video game franchise of all-time.

    [img width=225 height=160]http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_nfl_experts__7/ept_sports_nfl_experts-225837960-1223936521.jpg?ymL4VKADqybHd914[/img]
    He was born in Minnesota which probably gives him his work ethic. I really liked him right up the the mid-90's when he latched on to the all- cowboys bandwagon prior to the all- brett bandwagon. Those days pretty much took away all of the respect I had for his commentary

    I hated him when he was the Raiders coach, but he showed so much compassion for Darryl Stingley when he was paralyzed, I couldn't hate him. I liked him as an early announcer, then as you said he boarded the Cowgirls and Favre bandwagons, and blah...however, I think I would like to have a one-on-one discussion of 70's football with him.
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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    Brett Favre.

    Doesn't he have off all off season?

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    Good.
    I now lump him and Cornhoser in the same boat.
    Can't stand listening to either one of them.
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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    I've always enjoyed listening to Madden's take.
    He's one guy I wouldn't mind sitting down with, drinking a beer, and discussing football.
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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    Not acting like his hero is ?
    breaking his consecutive streak - something that Bretty boy wouldn't have done..lol
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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    Interesting.
    Actually he does provide some good in game angles from time to time.
    Others, you get stuff like the, "Well, you see, in order to win the game, you have to score points.
    In the NFL, the team that scores the most points is usually going to win the game!"
    ;D

    In general, both SNF and MNF commentators kind of suck big lice infested hairy gorilla balls.
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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    I really dont like that guy and think he is terrible announcer and a Vikings hater.

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    Re: John Madden to take Sunday off

    The SNF and MNF guys are still 10 times the commentary booth the 4th string Fox guys that usually call our games.

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