John Madden calls it a career

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Hall of fame coach and perhaps the most famous NFL commentator of all time, John Madden announced this morning that he has retired from broadcasting.

John Madden announced his retirement from the broadcast booth Thursday morning. Madden, 73, is a Hall of Famer for his coaching career that included a Super Bowl championship with the Oakland Raiders. But, Madden became a household name for his broadcasting career.

Madden has been broadcasting NFL games for 30 years, most recently as the partner of Al Michaels on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Madden has also been the face of the popular Madden football video game.

Madden released this statement.

"It’s time," said Madden in a statement released by NBC Sports. "I’m 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall. I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I’m home and, more importantly, when I’m not."

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