It means everything to me that I am being honored as a coachMadden leads NFL Hall of Fame inductions Aug 05, 2006
I have been doing this a long time and when I went to ABC to do 'Monday Night Football,' I thought I would finish my career thereMadden joins NBC football crew Jun 15, 2005
If I am going to build a football team, Brian Dawkins is my free safetyIn Sports from United Press International Apr 28, 2003
We didn't score the first two periods, then Jamie got a bit of a lucky goal. I was surprised we scored right after thatNew Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 0 Apr 25, 2003
It's physically and mentally demanding when you play against a guy like JoeIn Sports from United Press International Apr 15, 2003
Madden NFL (known as John Madden Football before 1993) is an American football video game series developed by Electronic Arts Tiburon for EA Sports. The game series is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden, a well-known former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders and color commentator. The games have consistently been a best seller, and has even spawned TV shows where players compete. Among the game's realistic features include sophisticated playbooks and player statistics, and voice commentary that allows players to hear the game as if it was a real TV broadcast.
The series was originally conceived by Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins, who then approached Madden in 1984 for his endorsement and expertise. Due to Madden's insistence that the game be as realistic as possible, the first version of John Madden Football was not released until 1988. The second version of the game was released in 1990, and annual versions since then. The series' name was changed to Madden NFL in 1993 after EA acquired the rights to use NFL teams and players.
Despite Madden's retirement as a broadcaster in 2009, he still continues to lend his name, as well as provide creative input, for the game.