Madden not fan of new OT rule: "I never heard a coach or player complain about the rules of sudden death OT. That was a media-driven thing."
Super Bowl-winning coach and longtime NFL analyst John Madden said USC needs to stop whining about Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go for a two-point after conversion while up 48-21 on the Trojans last Saturday.
Saying "if you can’t stop them, don’t cry," Madden said he had no problems with Harbaugh’s move.
Speaking on the "Daily Madden" on KCBS radio in the Bay Area this week, Madden said, "If (Trojan coach Pete Carroll) didn’t like it, he should have stopped them. What Jim Harbaugh did, what Stanford did, you live with. That’s football."
Madden also said, "let them cry. What are they going to do about it?"
"I will personally miss working with him prior to the broadcasts of our games," Reid said of Madden in a statement. "When I was a young head coach, he was very generous in letting me pick his brain about our profession and I will always be grateful to him for that. May we all push the seven-man sled as well as he had done in his 73 years!"
"It's time. I'm 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I'm home and, more importantly, when I'm not... "It's been such a great ride... the NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion – it still is. I appreciate all of the people who are and were such an important part of the most enjoyable, most fun anyone could have... that great life with the teams, the players, the coaches, the owners, the League... my broadcasting partners Pat and Al... the production people and the fans...is still great... it's still fun and that's what it makes it hard and that's why it took me a few months to make a decision. 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."
I know its football, but.... NBC Broadcast Analyst, Super Bowl winning coach, and video game mainstay John Madden has announced his retirement from broadcasting.
NBC Broadcast Analyst, Super Bowl winning coach, and video game mainstay John Madden has announced his retirement from broadcasting.