Madden Retires from Booth

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2009 10:30 AM CDT
John Madden, former coach of the Oakland Raiders, is presented with his Hall of Fame ring in this file photo.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – John Madden has called his last football game, NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol announced today, with the legendary former coach deciding to retire from broadcasting. “I’m 73 years old,” Madden said in a statement. “I still love every part of it—the travel, the practices, the game film, the games, seeing old friends and meeting new people … but I know this is the right time.”