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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 28: A tribute to former Raiders head coach, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and broadcaster John Madden is displayed on the side of Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders, after news of his death at the age of 85 on December 28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Madden coached the Oakland Raiders for 10 seasons and won the team's first championship with a win over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI in 1977. Owner and managing general partner Mark Davis of the Las Vegas Raiders lit the Al Davis Memorial Torch inside the stadium before the organization turned off all the exterior lights, except for the memorial message, in honor of Madden.

The recent death of legendary Broadcaster John Madden is hitting everyone in different ways. Some remember him as Raiders Head Coach leading them to the Super Bowl. Some remember his time as a football Broadcaster entertaining millions of NFL Fans. A newer generation remembers him from the video games that have kept children locked into the series since its inception. John Madden will live on in spirit for years to come.

John Madden has one surprising connection to Tampa, Florida that we will forever hold and no one can take from us. When John Madden was announcing Super Bowl XLIII, he did something that would shock fans everywhere. He announced it would be his final sports broadcast. Tampa has had legendary broadcasters come and go, but none bigger than John Madden, and while he was at Raymond James Stadium, he dropped that bombshell. Tampa Bay got to host the late legend for his last and final broadcast.

Funny enough this final broadcast was also the first time we would see a new rookie that has taken that Tampa Bay Buc’s by storm. It was the first time Tom Brady would win a Superbowl.

Remembering John Madden

 

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