AP is now reporting that long time sportscaster and gaming franchise leader John Madden is retiring. Madden notes that it was time to go and that he wanted to spend more time with his family. Makes sense to me, but let's translate it to Madden speak:
"See, what this means is that he's old, and his anniversary is coming up, and he wanted to spend more time with his family. So he's going to retire so that he can do that."
Yeah. Pretty much filters out there, too.
Of course, EA Sports has yet to announce if this will have any effect on their long running Madden NFL series of games. The only serious negative consequence so far has been the announcement that Cris Collinsworth will replace Madden in the booth for Sunday night games, finally giving all of America a reason to watch The Simpsons.
Oh, yes I did say it. Collinsworth is a hack. I'm not afraid to say it.