Sunday, September 21, 2008

Deconstructing Madden

Before moving on to our next football related post, I'd like to dedicate some time to John Madden.

Madden broadcast his first NFL game in 1979. 29 years later, he's still at the helm for the NFL's biggest games. When he started, he was straight-laced, timid, and a little laid back. Remarkably, he's nearly the same today.

We'll always think of John as "BOOM! FWAP! POW!" High energy and his erratic telestrators. And yet, John Madden knew, way back when, that he wasn't going to be 45 forever. With each year, he adjusted to his own age. Through it all he retained a great knowledge of the game and stayed insightful. He was and is REAL.

Madden is different, but he's still Madden, and I still enjoy his work. and Brett Favre is Brett Favre!

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