Las Vegas issues statement on John Madden death
The importance of John Madden to the Raiders franchise is immeasurable. After all, he was the one who brought the then Oakland Raiders their first ever world football championship.
So when news of Madden’s sudden passing surfaced on Tuesday, the franchise mourned and honored one of the greatest sports figures in gaming history.
The Las Vegas Raiders have released an official statement to address the passing of the coaching and broadcasting icon, while commemorating his accomplishments with the team and the NFL.
“The Raiders family are deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary John Madden.
“Few people have contributed to the growth and popularity of professional football as much as Coach Madden, whose impact on the game on and off the field was immeasurable.
Aside from bringing the team’s first Super Bowl, John Madden also never had a losing season with the Raiders from 1969 to 1978, in which they won seven division titles and competed in eight times. playoffs. He was 103-32-7 in the regular season in 10 seasons with the franchise.
Madden was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2006, with former Raiders coach and manager Al Davis calling him “a brilliant coach.” A faithful and trustworthy friend. A raider.
Several people in the sports world have joined the NFL to mourn Madden’s passing and to honor his legacy. On the one hand, NBA superstar LeBron James has vowed to keep his legacy alive.
Rest in peace John Madden!