Thursday, June 16, 2005

John Madden: Too Loud For Golf?

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – After 25 years announcing football, John Madden says he wouldn’t mind branching out from calling commentary on the gridiron.

But don’t expect the 69-year-old to take up the microphone as a golf announcer – he’s too loud for the shush-inducing sport.

As Madden puts it, “I would love to be doing golf...But I’ve been told I talk too loud.”

The veteran sports broadcaster won’t have much time to prove his skills on the green, though. He’s just secured a six-year gig calling games for NBC’s Sunday Night Football starting in 2006.

While Madden will go down in history as one of football’s most successful anchors, he admits he never expected he’d have a career in broadcasting.

The former NFL coach says when he first gave TV a try, “I didn’t even imagine that I would do it the next year! You know, with coaches, you take everything one game at a time.”

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