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What Maddens retirement means to The Max

16 Apr

Legendary at The Max often ridicule Madden for the incoherent drivel that he mumbles into the microphone during games — one person here calls him the Paula Abdul of Sunday Night Football (This link will explain why) – there’s no denying the veteran’s accomplishments: giving two of our writers Carpel tunnel syndrome from playing his video games for hours at a time while in college. (Yes, we went to college.) Our scars will forever remind us of you, John… and that’s pretty sad.

While it serves as an end to an era in the sports commentating world, it also serves as an end to an era in our own little world. You see, the 2009 season will be the first time in 29 years that we will have the volume turned up for a football game that Madden would have been calling. While we may not miss his voice, we do have one request: Please do at least one more commercial pointing out the perils of Athlete’s foot. If your deal with Tanactin remains, parden the pun, intact, we’ll be satisfied and the world will be a better (and less itchy) place.

(All joking aside, John Madden — love him or hate him — did add a lot to the game of football. His passion, respect and love for the sport is undeniable, and the NFL was lucky to have someone like him in its corner for so long.)

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