Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Game Over


The most entertaining sportsdope since Yogi Berra has finally been spiked into the end zone of life. Besides Madden's grieving family, this leaves comedian Frank Caliendo saddened, now without 25% of his material. Hopefully, he'll perform at Madden's memorial service.


Arthur Sido said...

According to Zerohedge he died "unexpectedly". An 85 year old obese guy dying is unexpected? I was mostly surprised he was still alive.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

Saw that yesterday and yes Frank Caliendo would be a crescendo ending to the life of a great man and entertainer.

Anonymous said...

Bet he winds up in the wuflu stats.

He invented the "encircling" pen and the word, "boom". I also remember he did not ever ride on airplanes which further supports his superior intellect.

Probably would have been a good neighbor which is all anyone can ask for.

God bless all affected by this loss.

RIP, John


Skyler the Weird said...

How long after the Booster was given was it before Coach expired?

June J said...

Was always entertaining to hear him announcing games, back when I cared about the NFL.

kurt9 said...

Not to be disparaging of John Madden, as I always appreciated his enthusiasm for the game. But the much more significant death to me is Richard Marchinko (aka The Rogue Warrior). He died at the age of 81 on Christmas Day. He is now up guarding the Pearly Gates of Heaven.

Aesop said...

Not a chance, kurt.

Demo Dick would be breaking into Hell, busting people out, and teabagging Satan.

kurt9 said...

I'm sure you're right about Demo Dick.

Anonymous said...


Richard Marcinko, Commander, USN (Ret.) .

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Madden is probably the only football name I know post middle school, when I stopped even pretending to follow or understand football. From what I remember, an entertaining fellow that truly loved the game.

And yes, to a comment above - I bet he was a good neighbor, the kind that most of us would like to have.

Anonymous said...

Madden, another self promoting, self proclaimed, football coaching "genius", who retired from coaching after winning one, ONE, SB with an overall record of 76%. Genius? Hardly. The guy was an average coach by any standard of measurement. What he was a genius at was slinging BS, while sounding like the fourth wise man of football on TV.

During SB36 with the game tied and the Pats marching down the field, he's preaching that the Pats should be playing safe, go for the tie, and take their chances in OT. That's genius? Then the Pat's rubbed his nose in it by kicking the game winner as time expired.

He probably had a couple hundred thou on St. Louis.


Paul said...

Richard marcinko aka demo Dick aka sharkman was screwed bu the Navy.

John Madden was idolized by fans and players.

Would that it had been different.

elysianfield said...

Dicky Marcinko,
I read every book of his that I could get my hands on. He was, of course, full of shit, more so than a Christmas Turkey, but always fun to read.