BOOM ! Just like that he's gone.
Dubbed by NBC as "the most honored broadcaster in sports television history" and one of the most imitated -- has decided to retire from broadcasting.
He was one of my favorite broadcasters. I would watch a game, even if I had no interest in the outcome if he was broadcasting the game.
I remember many years ago when my son played on his high school varsity football team, Madden's bus encountered my sons team bus on the way to a game. Madden had his driver follow them and actually did the play-by-play on the PA for the first quarter of the game. It was the biggest thrill these kids ever had.