The grumpy NFL Hall of Fame coach Madden dies at 85

The grumpy NFL Hall of Fame coach Madden dies at 85.  

John Madden, the beefy exuberant, and exuberant coach of the Super Bowl for the Oakland Raiders. He became one of the most well-known sports on television announcers. 

Also, he contributed his name to an incredibly popular football video game company, passed away on Tuesday, aged 85, The National Football League (NFL) announced.

The league claimed that he passed away “unexpectedly”; however, they did not provide further information.

Madden, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, brought unbridled excitement and a sense of fun to NFL games throughout his three-decade career in broadcasting. 

In addition, Madden is the master of using onomatopoeia, making use of terms such as “boom,” “whap,” and “doink” to explain football games to the viewers.

A son of a mechanic, Madden attracted the fans as an ambassador for America’s most adored sport and an advertising pitchman for various products like the beer industry, hardware stores, and foot fungus treatment.

His “Madden NFL,” which was released via EA Sports, became one of the most popular games in the world of sports in the past. 

It was released in 1988 and was sold for decades, the game carries his name, and he was instrumental in helping to make it as authentic as possible.

The game’s popularity led to a legend of its own. The “Madden Curse” claimed that the NFL player featured on the game’s cover might get injured or experience a sudden reduction in his productivity.

Before becoming a television commentator, Madden served as head coach of the Raiders from 1969 until 1978. 

At the time, the Raiders were regarded as the NFL’s outlaws, sporting the most outrageous, rebellious players, an exuberant, arm-flashing coach and owner, Al Davis, whose motto was: “Just Win, Baby.”

With players such as Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, Willie Brown, and Fred Biletnikoff, winning became almost automatic for players of the Raiders’ era of Madden.

In January, the most memorable moment of his coach’s career was his 32-14 thrashing by the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. 9 in 1977.

A lasting image was captured shortly after the match ended when the Raiders players lifted Madden on their shoulders and took off the field with a victory. Madden smiled big as he swung his right hand towards the sky.