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Encyclopedia > John Madden (football)
John Madden

John Madden
Date of birth April 10, 1936 (age 70)
Place of birth Flag of United StatesAustin, Minnesota
Position(s) Head Coach
Offensive Tackle
College Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
NFL Draft 1958 / Round 21
Awards 1969 Pro Football Weekly COY
Career Record 103-32-7 (Regular Season)
9-7 (Postseason)
112-39-7 (Overall)
Super Bowl
      Wins
1976 Super Bowl XI
Championships
      Won
1976 AFC Championship
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1967-1968

1969-1978
Oakland Raiders
(linebackers coach)
Oakland Raiders
(head coach)
Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2006

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Madden is perhaps best known for his nearly three-decade career as a color commentator for various broadcasting networks. He was part of the iconic CBS and later Fox broadcasting duo, along with Pat Summerall in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also the last color commentator for Monday Night Football before it moved to ESPN in 2006. A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... FOX NFL Sunday is the pregame show for the TV program The NFL on FOX. FOX NFL Sunday debuted in 1994 with hosts Terry Bradshaw, James Brown, Howie Long, and Jimmy Johnson. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and Fox, and in 1999 he was inducted... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... ESPN, formerly the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


He currently serves as a popular TV football commentator for NBC Sunday Night Football, author, and commercial pitchman for various products and retailers. Madden has served as a spokesman for numerous endorsement deals, including the popular, NFL-branded home video game series that has carried his name since 1990: Madden NFL. Madden was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 7, 2006. Television redirects here. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Notable events of 1991 in computer and video games. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

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Early life

Born in Austin, Minnesota, Madden attended high school at Jefferson High School, in Daly City, California, graduating in 1954. John Madden played junior college football at the College of San Mateo before transferring and playing college football and baseball at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California. In football, he played both sides of the line, winning all-conference honors at offensive tackle, while as a member of the school's baseball team, he played catcher. Madden was drafted in the 21st round (244th overall) by the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles in 1958, but suffered a knee injury in training camp and never played in a professional game. Interstate 90 Business Loop (Oakland Avenue) runs through the center of Austin. ... Jefferson High School is an American public high school in Daly City, California and is the first school in the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD). ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... The College of San Mateo is a public community college in San Mateo County, California, formerly known as San Mateo Junior College (SMJC). ... California Polytechnic State University, commonly called Cal Poly, is a public university located adjacent to San Luis Obispo, California. ... San Luis Obispo, San Luis, or SLO (Spanish for ) is a city in California. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The 1958 NFL Draft was held on December 2, 1957 (rounds 1-4) and January 28, 1958 (rounds 5-30). ...


Career as a coach

Madden began his coaching career while working at his master's degree at Cal Poly. One of his first coaching positions was at San Luis Obispo High School. After two years as an assistant coach at Allan Hancock College in 1960 and 1961, he was elevated to head coach the following year. Following an 8-1 season in 1963, he was hired by Don Coryell as a defensive assistant at San Diego State University, where he served until 1966. During that final campaign, the SDSU Aztecs were ranked among the top small college teams in the country. Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. ... See also: 1959 in sports, other events of 1960, 1961 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... See also: 1962 in sports, other events of 1963, 1964 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Tiny Lund won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Parnelli Jones USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... See also: 1965 in sports, other events of 1966, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack... The SDSU Aztecs are the collegiate athletics and sports teams for San Diego State University (SDSU). ...


Building on that success, Madden was hired as linebackers coach for the Oakland Raiders in 1967, and played a role in helping the team reach Super Bowl II during that first year. After Raiders head coach John Rauch resigned to take the same position with the Buffalo Bills, Madden was named the Raiders' head coach on February 4, 1969. With his hiring, he became the youngest head coach in the National Football League. A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13½ National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Jack Vest Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray... John Rauch (born August 20, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American football coach and player. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, light blue, Red, light Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ...


In addition, Madden's overall winning percentage (including playoff games) ranked second behind only legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Madden and Lombardi also won the Super Bowl and never had a losing season as a head coach. Madden has a winning record (36-6-2) as a head coach against other NFL head coaches in the Hall of Fame that he coached against and coached the Raiders to a 11-1-1 Monday Night Football record. City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football. ...


However, the team endured continued frustration over coming up short in the playoffs, especially against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Five title-game losses in seven years left the Raiders with the same image that the Dallas Cowboys had previously had: the inability to win "the big one." Despite a 12-1-1 mark in 1969, the team lost 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the final American Football League championship game. Three years later, what appeared to be a last-minute victory over the Steelers instead became a part of football lore when Franco Harris's "Immaculate Reception" gave Pittsburgh a 13-7 win. Then, in 1974, after defeating the two-time defending Super Bowl winner Miami Dolphins in dramatic fashion, the Raiders lost again to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game. City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family [1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Franco Harris (born March 7, 1950) was an American football player. ... The Immaculate Reception is the nickname given to one of the most famous, controversial, and utterly bizarre plays in the history of American sports. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua, Coral and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ...


In 1976, the team's luck finally changed when the Raiders put together a 13-1 regular season, escaped the first-round of the playoffs with a dramatic and highly controversial victory over the New England Patriots, then defeated the Steelers for the AFC Championship. Then, on January 9, 1977, Madden's team finally captured their first Super Bowl with a convincing 32-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970...


The Raiders lost the AFC Championship Game in 1977 to the Denver Broncos, coached by Jerry Skolrood, Michael Woodruff, and David Harrington, with Madden battling an ulcer for most of the season. AFC Championship Game is a football game played every year to determine the champion of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... Endoscopic images of a duodenal ulcer. ...


Career as a broadcaster

Broadcasting partners

John Madden (right) with Pat Summerall on NFL on FOX
John Madden (right) with Pat Summerall on NFL on FOX

Since 1979, Madden has worked as a color commentator/analyst on network television broadcasts of NFL games. After working lower profile contests for CBS during his first few years, he was then elevated to the network's top football broadcasting duo with Pat Summerall. When the Fox Network gained the rights in 1994, the pair shifted to that network with Madden reportedly making $8 million per year. Following his appearance during Super Bowl XXXVI in February 2002, Madden left Fox to become a commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football, working with longtime play-by-play announcer Al Michaels. [1]. Image File history File links If you obtained the image from somewhere on the Web, please include the URL where it can be obtained: http://images. ... Image File history File links If you obtained the image from somewhere on the Web, please include the URL where it can be obtained: http://images. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Patandjohn. ... Image File history File links Patandjohn. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and Fox, and in 1999 he was inducted... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... A color commentator (or colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst (or colour analyst), is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and Fox, and in 1999 he was inducted... For the animal, see Fox. ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December February 27, 2002 Alicia Keys wins five Grammys. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ...

See also: NFL on CBS
See also: NFL on FOX
See also: Monday Night Football

The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...

NBC

See also: NBC Sunday Night Football

In 2005, Dick Ebersol, president of NBC Sports, announced that Madden would do color commentary for NBC's Sunday night NFL games beginning with the 2006 season. Madden thus will become the first sportcaster to have worked for all of the "Big Four" U.S. broadcast television networks. It was announced on February 9, 2006 that Michaels would also be moving to NBC with Madden after his new ABC/ESPN contract was nullified so he could work on the NBC telecasts. NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Duncan Dick Ebersol (born July 28, 1947) is an American radio and TV manager. ... NBC Sports logo NBC Sports is a division of NBC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on Sunday, August 6, 2006 with the pre-season opening Hall of Fame Game. ... The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Radio

For listeners of KCBS-AM radio in San Francisco, Madden does a 15 minute on-air chat with an anchor person every weekday morning at 8:15am with recorded repeats throughout the day. Madden has aired sports commentaries in syndication on the Westwood One radio network in the United States. KCBS is an AM radio station in San Francisco, California that is currently the West Coast flagship radio station of CBS and the Westwood One Radio Network, broadcasting at 740 kHz. ... Westwood One, Inc. ...


Madden has had some very funny moments on his morning on-air chats. As always, his delivery is often as or more funny than the story itself:

  • When backup QB Jeff Hostetler upset the 49ers to advance the Giants to the Super Bowl, he was so obscure, his team bus left without him and Madden's bus had to drive him to the SF Airport (with no bags, no ID, and barely clothed). Madden then had to vouch for Hostetler at the airport since he had no ID, was not recognizable and looked rather unsavory in his undershirt and barefeet.
  • While in office, President Reagan once called Madden. John responded by saying, "Hey How Ya Doin'". John laughed about it on his talk show and said there are probably hundred different ways to respond to the President of the United States, but "Hey, How Ya Doin" is probably not one of them.
  • In a co-ed bathroom at an awards ceremony, he left the toilet seat up. He then realized as he was coming out of the bathroom, actress Brooke Shields was next to use it. He said "hi" and exchanged pleasantries, and realized as she was walking she would forever remember him as the guy who couldn't put the toilet seat back down.

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Style

Madden's lively and blunt delivery has won him critical acclaim and fourteen Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Event Analyst. His announcing style is punctuated with interjections like "Boom!" and his use of the 'telestrator', a device which allows him to superimpose his light-penned diagrams of football plays over live or re-play videocamera footage. Madden's use of the telestrator helped to popularize the technology, which has become a staple of television coverage of all sports. The Sports Emmy Awards are Emmy Awards that are given away for coverage of sports from the previous calendar year. ... The telestrator is a device that allows its operator to draw a freehand sketch over a motion picture image. ...


Madden sometimes ends up the butt of jokes, as occasionally his commentary borders on the rhetorical and blatantly obvious. This tendency may have increased since his final years of working with Pat Summerall. It's not uncommon for someone to rib on Madden's "Maddenisms" by saying something like "You can't win a game if you don't score any points." In November 2006, The Onion ran a sports brief headlined, "John Madden Reminds Viewers Of Importance Of Quarterback To NFL Teams." Comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo does an uncanny Madden impression, mocking Madden's penchant for overstating the obvious in an exaggerated way, or parodying Madden's overzealous praising of star players like quarterback Brett Favre. Madden has publicly stated he does not like Caliendo's impression, as it portrays him as simple-minded and easily distracted [citation needed]. A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American comedian best known for his impersonations on the FOX Network television series MADtv, and has been the in-house prognosticator for FOX NFL Sunday. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Brett Lorenzo Favre (Rhymes with starve) (born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi) is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ...


Popularity

He has also brought to popular American attention the poultry dish turducken. While working annual Thanksgiving Day games for CBS and later FOX, he would award a turducken to players of the winning team. He would also award a turkey drumstick to players of the winning team during the Thanksgiving Day game, often bringing out a "nuclear turkey" with as many as 8 drumsticks on it for the occasion. A bacon-coated Turducken Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. ... Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ...


Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame honored Madden with its Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2002. In August 2005 the Hall's Veterans' Committee selected Madden and Rayfield Wright as candidates for entry into the Hall in 2006. Madden was inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 5, 2006. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Other activities

Madden on the cover of Madden '99, part of the Madden NFL video game series.
Madden on the cover of Madden '99, part of the Madden NFL video game series.

In recent years he has appeared in a variety of radio and television commercials including Ace Hardware (interestingly, Madden's partner Summerall was the spokesman for True Value, Ace's main business rival), Outback Steakhouse (the current corporate sponsor of the Maddencruiser – see below), Verizon Wireless, Rent-A-Center, Miller Lite, Sirius Satellite Radio and Tinactin. In particular, the Miller beer advertisements cemented Madden's image in the public eye as a bumbling but loveable personality. He had a brief movie role playing himself in the 1994 youth football film Little Giants. Madden also hosted an episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1982 with musical guest Jennifer Holliday. Image File history File links Game cover for Madden 99, part of the Madden NFL game series. ... Image File history File links Game cover for Madden 99, part of the Madden NFL game series. ... Madden NFL is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. ... Ace Hardware was a hardware store formed in 1924 by Richard Hesse, E. Gunnard Lindquist, Frank Burke and Oscar Fisher in Chicago, Illinois. ... TruServ is a hardware store retailers cooperative marketing primarily under the name of True Value. ... Outback Steakhouse is a casual dining American restaurant chain based in Tampa, Florida with over 900 locations in 23 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... Verizon Wireless owns and operates the second-largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. ... Rent-A-Center is an American public company that serves all 50 United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico with 2,880 stores. ... Miller Brewing is a large American piss maker based in Milwaukee. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... Tolnaftate is a synthetic over-the-counter anti-fungal agent. ... // November 1 - George Lucas leaves the day-to-day operations of his filmmaking business and starts a sabbatical (while on sabbatical, he wrote the prequel Star Wars trilogy). ... Spoiler warning: Little Giants is a 1994 family comedy movie, which starred Rick Moranis and Ed ONeill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1982. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ...


In addition to his real-world exploits, John Madden lends his voice, personality and name to the Madden NFL series of football video games published by Electronic Arts. Madden NFL is created at Electronic Arts Tiburon Studios in Orlando, Florida and consistently is one of the top selling games in North America every year. He has also recorded radio and television public service announcements for a number of causes, including the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation of San Francisco (based on the health experiences of his wife, Virginia Madden). Screenshot Madden NFL 2001 (Nintendo 64) Madden NFL is an American football video game developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA) for EA Sports. ... EA redirects here. ... Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) is a leading video game developer and publisher. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town, 407 Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... A public service announcement or PSA is a non-commercial advertisement—typically on U.S. or Canadian radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ...


Fear of Flying

Madden is noted for his fear of flying, believed to be related to the October 29, 1960, plane crash that claimed the lives of sixteen players, the team’s student manager, and a football booster all from his alma mater, California Polytechnic. Having graduated from the school only two years previous, Madden lost many friends in the accident. However, it is known that Madden flew up until 1979, when he had a personal panic attack on a flight originating in Tampa. He stated once in an interview that it was not about turbulence, flying or heights, but primarily claustrophobia. He also once noted that when he did fly, he claims to have traveled all over the United States and never saw anything. Therefore he travels around the country in a luxurious customized coach-bus, which he has dubbed the Maddencruiser. Because of this, Madden has never worked commentary during a Pro Bowl game since they are held in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, and states that he never will. However, if by chance the Super Bowl is ever held in Hawaii and he is slated to announce it, he plans to take a cruise ship to Hawaii. Although he chartered an airplane for his entourage for his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August 2006, he did not travel with them; Madden only entered the plane to greet them after it had landed at Akron-Canton Regional Airport.[2] Fear of flying is a fear of air travel. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... California Polytechnic State University, commonly called Cal Poly, is a public university located adjacent to San Luis Obispo, California. ... California Polytechnic State University, commonly called Cal Poly, is a public university located adjacent to San Luis Obispo, California. ... Acrophobia (from Greek , meaning summit) is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. ... Claustrophobia(cla-stra-fobia) is an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of enclosed or confined spaces. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... OÊ»ahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of Hawaii. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... FAA diagram of Akron-Canton Airport Akron-Canton Airport (IATA: CAK, ICAO: KCAK) is a commercial Class C airport located in southern Summit County, Ohio (a very small portion of the 5/23 runway extends into Stark County,) roughly 10 miles southeast of Akron, Ohio, and roughly 10 miles northwest...


Madden found an unexpected use for his bus in New York after the September 11, 2001 attacks, when he provided transportation for former ice skating champion Peggy Fleming, whose flight home to Los Gatos, California had been grounded.[3] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Peggy Gale Fleming (born July 27, 1948 in San Jose, California) is an American figure skater who won an Olympic gold medal in 1968. ... Los Gatos is a town located in Santa Clara County, California. ...


Personal life

When not on the road, he and his wife Virginia reside in a custom estate in Pleasanton, California, an upscale community east of the San Francisco Bay Area. He also maintains an apartment in the Dakota Apartments in New York City as an East Coast base during the NFL season. Location of Pleasanton within Alameda County, California. ... Southeast view of the Dakota from Central Park West The Dakota in the 1880s The Dakota, constructed from October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884,[1] is an apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Coaching Record

Oakland Raiders

Year Regular
Season
Winning
Pct.
Playoffs Division Finish
1969 12-1-1 0.923 1-1 1st - AFL West
1970 8-4-2 0.643 1-1 1st - AFC West
1971 8-4-2 0.643 - 2nd - AFC West
1972 10-3-1 0.750 0-1 1st - AFC West
1973 9-4-1 0.679 1-1 1st - AFC West
1974 12-2 0.857 1-1 1st - AFC West
1975 11-3 0.786 1-1 1st - AFC West
1976 13-1 0.929 3-0 1st - AFC West
1977 11-3 0.786 1-1 2nd - AFC West
1978 9-7 0.563 - 2nd - AFC West
Totals 103-32-7 0.750 9-7
  • Winning Percentage based on the regular season record
  • Oakland missed the Playoffs in both 1971 and 1978

The following is a list of American Football League (AFL) seasons since the inception of the league in 1969 to 1969, the year before it merged with the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ...

See also

Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified... The Immaculate Reception is the nickname given to one of the most famous, controversial, and utterly bizarre plays in the history of American sports. ... In American football, the Holy Roller (known as the Immaculate Deception by San Diego Chargers fans) was an infamous, controversial game-winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, 1978 (see 1978 in sports). ... Frank Caliendo Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American comedian best known for his impersonations on the FOX Network television series MADtv, and has been the in-house prognosticator for FOX NFL Sunday. ... A bacon-coated Turducken Turducken is a de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...

References

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Preceded by
John Rauch
Oakland Raiders Head Coaches
1969–1978
Succeeded by
Tom Flores
Preceded by
Chuck Noll
Super Bowl winning Head Coaches
Super Bowl XI, 1977
Succeeded by
Tom Landry

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John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota), was head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969-1978 and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Madden was drafted in the 21st round by the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles in 1958, but suffered a knee injury in training camp and never played in a professional game.
Madden is noted for his fear of flying, believed to be related to the October 29, 1960, plane crash that claimed the lives of most of that year's Cal Poly football team.
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