Yes. Yes. Yes! The NFL is back baby! The players and owners agreed to end the lockout on Monday and the season will start on time. It is going to be a chaotic week for the NFL with the opening of training camps, trades, and free agent signings.
I was getting scared for a moment. The NBA is still in lockout mode and if the NBA and NFL season was not going to happen, it would be tragic. Tragic I tell ya.
Opening weekend will be on September 11th, the anniversary of 9/11 ten years ago. The New York Jets will host the Dallas Cowboys that night at the Meadowlands in New York. The Green Bay Packers will celebrate their championship September 8th against the New Orleans Saints.
Less than 2 months til football season...and married women become widows for a few months.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Finally!!!!!!! Seriously.....
Noooooooooo! The voice of football is retiring!
John Madden, a fixture in NFL broadcast booths for 30 years, has decided to retire, he announced Thursday in a statement released by NBC Sports.Madden, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and former Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders, has been a game analyst and TV personality since walking away from coaching in 1979."It's time. I'm 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall," Madden said. "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.""It's been such a great ride," he added. The NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion -- It still is. ... It's still fun and that's what it makes it hard and that's why it took me a few months to make a decision."I still love every part of it -- the travel, the practices, the game film, the games, seeing old friends and meeting new people... but I know this is the right time."Madden worked as lead analyst for all four networks broadcasting NFL football games, forming tandems with Pat Summerall at CBS and Fox and Al Michaels at ABC and NBC. He won 16 Emmy awards for outstanding sports analyst/personality. His last game in the booth was Pittsburgh's Super Bowl victory over Arizona. Madden led the Raiders to an overall record of 103-32-7, seven AFC West titles and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. His .750 winning percentage remains the highest of any coach in NFL history.
We will miss you John! Boom!-Dr.FB