Friday, April 17, 2009

This Really is Bad News

Madden retiring. Say it ain't so! (miserable h/t to Ta-Nehisi).
As I lived in the (real) Bay Area, he coached some of my favorite teams.
He has been one of my favorite broadcasters of NFL sport since then, the deepest irony being that the other has been Terry Bradshaw, who simply ruined a football season for me. (He utterly made a later year in my life when we met in an airport lounge and we talked at some length - he is delightfully all he seems to be.)
Thanks, John. It has been a great run. We owe you so much.
"It's about emotion; it's about life; it's about playing hard." (From the video in Ta-Nehisi's post. Thanks again, John.


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