John Madden, a man whose name was synonymous with football’s rise in the video game world, has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 85-years-old.

The NFL legend’s passing was called “unexpectedly” by NFL commissioner Roger Goddell in a statement today. This news was tragic and the sporting world is certainly mourning his passing.

“On behalf of the entire NFL family, we extend our condolences to Virginia, Mike, Joe and their families. We all know him as the Hall of Fame coach of the Oakland Raiders and broadcaster who worked for every major network, but more than anything, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. 

“Nobody loved football more than Coach. He was football. He was an incredible sounding board to me and so many others. There will never be another John Madden, and we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.”

We do not know any more specifics at this time regarding John Madden’s passing. This is such a sad time for so many, but his contributions to the sporting world will forever live on.

RIP.

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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