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Madden retires!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by LonghornTaco, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,516737,00.html

    I know a lot of people don't like him, but I've always loved when he does a game... I grew up listening to the guy and I guess it's just a "comfort" thing... For those that are a little older, I guess it's kinda like when Cosell retired.....

    For me, it's a sad day... :(
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    wow I figured he would keep going until he dropped in the booth. :(
     
  3. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    Damn, I guess Kalas' death must of gotten to him.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Man, I liked to hear his jibberish while announcing a game. Like longhorn i grew up listening to him, so his voice and football go together.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    So did I! Football broadcasts just won't be the same anymore...
     
  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    I cringe at the thought of listening to the likes of Tirico, Kornheiser and Jaworski... terrible.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    That's funny because when me and my wife watched the super bowl ( we don't watch tons of football) I couldn't understand half of what he was talking about. It was like he'd go off into the twilight zone or something.

    The guy has been around forever. He has also looked the same as far as I can remember.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    I'm another one that think his voice just sounds like football.I liked him beause of his imperfections and his ramblings.Too many announcers these days just sound too sterile and cookie-cutter.He is to the NFL what Harry Caray was to the Cubs,who was at his best when he was getting a big buzz on.:)
     
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    I wondered how long it would take..... :)
     
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    :rofl:
     
  16. Apr 16, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Watching football on TV will never be the same... a sad day indeed.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    I like Madden, but in recent years I have become annoyed with him constantly pointing out the obvious. I think he is slowly losing his mind and it showed through his commentary.
     
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    Then again,aren't we all.....:D
     
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    I'm a little bummed. I grew up listening to Summerall and Madden. It was like Abbott and Costello. Not that they were being funny, but it was a good match with the straight guy paired with the colorful guy.

    Like someone else said, I didn't pay much attention to him recent years. But his voice in the background just sounded like football. I can tolerate Michaels.
     
  20. Apr 17, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    +1 to all of that...
     
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