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John Madden, the NFL coach and broadcaster, died at the age of 85. He had a great influence not only on American football but also on the video game industry. Madden NFL series.

The sports series was originally published in 1998 as “John Madden Football“And overtime has been released on a variety of platforms, including those from Nintendo. On behalf of the Nintendo Life community here, our thoughts are directed at John’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Here is the complete press release from NFL website:

A soccer match has lost a legendary figure. The League announced that Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden died suddenly on Tuesday morning. He was 85 years old.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we would like to express our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We all know him as an Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame coach and a broadcaster who worked on all major networks, but above all, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

“No one loves football as much as a coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board for me and many others. John Madden will never be another, and we’ll be grateful to him forever for everything he did to make football and the NFL today. “

Madden spent 10 seasons as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, defeating the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl XI and bringing the franchise its first championship. From 1969 to 1978, Madden never lost his season as a head coach and set a record for the regular season 103-32-7. He was the youngest coach in NFL history with over 100 wins when he achieved a feat at the age of 42, and Madden continues to be the strongest coach in Raiders history. He also holds the highest winning percentage by the NFL Head Coach (minimum 10 seasons) at 0.759.

“The Raiders are deeply saddened by the death of the legendary John Madden,” the Raiders said in a statement. “Few individuals have had a greater impact on the growth and popularity of professional football than coach Madden, whose impact on the game on and off the field is immeasurable.”