December 28, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

A giant has passed away. John Madden, legendary football coach and broadcaster, has passed away at the age of 85. There are not enough words to describe his impact on sports broadcasting and on sports video gaming. Rest in peace, John Madden.

posted by Howard_T at 11:11 PM on December 28, 2021

On John Madden... Icon. Enough said. :(

posted by jagsnumberone at 12:53 AM on December 29, 2021

Fond memories of Madden calling Cowboys games on Thanksgiving Day when the team had it's 1990's run of superiority.

After the game, the holiday broadcasts ultimately got down to the real stuff that mattered: big men and food. Nate Newton and the turkey leg.

posted by beaverboard at 09:25 AM on December 29, 2021

How many legs could one turkey have?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:58 PM on December 29, 2021

The Turducken will always be associated with John Madden. This story from 2017 explains how the association began.

posted by Howard_T at 02:27 PM on December 29, 2021

One more about John Madden, and it illustrates what sort of human being he was. Begin about 3/4 of the way through, at the 20th paragraph to be exact.

posted by Howard_T at 04:09 PM on December 30, 2021

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