Raiders News: John Madden to be in the spotlight against Chargers


Last week, the Las Vegas Raiders and the NFL arguably lost their biggest icon, John Madden.

Each home team was able to honor Madden with a moment of silence or some other form of recognition. Unfortunately, the Raiders – the organization where the coach / broadcaster / video game mogul started out – we can’t be a part of those teams because they played an away game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Certainly, Las Vegas honored him in the best way he could have imagined, beating the Colts 23-20 and keeping their playoff hopes alive. And owner Mark Davis held a torch lighting ceremony at Madden’s on the day he passed away.

But even so, the Silver and Black didn’t get a chance to honor the first head coach to win them a Super Bowl on a national stage like some of the other teams in the league have. However, they will have that moment this weekend and they are making the most of it.

The Raiders announced yesterday that John’s wife, sister, sons, daughters-in-law and grandsons – Virginia, Judy, Mike, Joe, Susie, Wendy, Jesse and Jack – will light Al’s Memorial Torch. Davis ahead of the team’s prime-time game against Chargers in Los Angeles.

As I’m sure many of you know, the torch is a tribute to Raiders godfather Al Davis and has been ceremoniously lit before by a former student or member of the organization’s community before every game at home since Davis’ death. It symbolizes his quote: “The fire that burns the most in the Raiders organization is the will to win,” and who was the first person to light the flame? None other than Madden himself in 2011.

Las Vegas is also offering fans with a ticket to the game the chance to see the exterior and tour the interior of the famous Madden Cruiser, the bus he would take across the country while also showing hourly NFL games. prime listening. Raider Nation will also be able to visit an interactive timeline of the football icon’s life and sign structures to share his thoughts and memories of the legendary coach.

However, the best way for the Raiders to honor Madden is to do it the same way they honored him last week, with a huge win.

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