John Madden was a great representative of the NFL when it was pure entertainment. I remember him best an announcer that spoke to your average couch Joe about the game in a way that added excitement to every play even before the game started. This was a time when football was completely apolitical except bleeding in red, white, and blue. John Madden also had an enormous place on the field as a coach and player who lived the word exciting. RIP John Madden who helped bring so many great memories to all that loved the game as he told a story that scored a touchdown in many a life.