John Madden, legendary American football coach and commentator associated with EA’s games, has died

For many neophytes, John Madden is only the name associated with American football games ofElectronic Arts since 1988. But he was above all the legendary coach of Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978, with whom he won the Super Bowl in 1976, before becoming a popular commentator and analyst in the United States.

If we talk about his career today, it is for a very sad reason. John Madden died that night at the age of 85, as confirmed by the president of the National Football League.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we offer our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We all know him as the Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame coach of fame and the commentator who worked for all the major networks, but more than anything he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. . No one loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board for me and for so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will be forever indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today. “

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We join him in wishing our condolences to his loved ones and his family. Electronic Arts also reacted to the news by thanking the Coach for his career and its contribution to sport. At this time, we do not know what will happen to the use of the name. Madden NFL in games EA in the future.

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