The best Quotes by John Madden

The best Quotes by John Madden

John Earl Madden (April 10, 1936 – December 28, 2021) was an American football coach and sports commentator in the National Football League (NFL). He served as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1969 to 1978.

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
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That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.
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In Oakland, Al Davis was a genius. We had Ron Wolff there, too, and he was a genius. There was no room for me to be a genius.
There's so many kids who only know me from the video game.
Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.
I was in New York on September 11 when those planes hit the World Trade Center. At the time, it seemed like it was a local thing. But three or four days later, we realized it wasn't a local thing. You could really feel the states become united. We became the United States of America.
If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day.
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
If you look at tailgating, everyone does it. It's for everyone who likes to cook outdoors.
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner! Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.
I'm a firm believer that there's no way that a six-year-old should have a helmet on and learn a tackling drill.

Quotes about John Madden

Lots of guys have tried to impersonate John Madden and it just doesn't work.
John Madden had an immeasurable impact on the game of football. Grateful for him and the life he lived. Rest in peace.
Ronnie Stanley - December 2021

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It's football. You've got to play angry. If a guy is going to not throw his body at me and he looks like he's just going to sit there with his chest open, I'm going to put my helmet through his chest. That's his fault if he's sore in the morning.
George Kittle - October 2018
Football is a violent, competitive game. That's the way it was always meant to be played. You are supposed to play with an edge. You are actually supposed to impose your will on the other person to win.
California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
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New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
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We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
Ted: "It's freezing out there. Where's your coat?"
Robin: "Ted, I'm Canadian. I don't need a coat. This kind of weather is nothing for me."
Marshall: "Yeah. This is like a spring day back in Minnesota."
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Minnesota, I love you snow much!
Minnesota Forecast. Today: Sun. Tomorrow: Snow. Next Day: Tornado, probably.
Look, I don't want to win in the press. I want to win on the field.
We would rather be feared than respected.
Once a Raider, always a Raider.
They fire coaches before players.
Behin every fearless player is a fearless coach who refused to let them be anything but the best they can be.
Get your calculators out, this will be fun!
Most of the really stupid comments I've made in my years in Cincinnati are concerning bachelorhood.
Wish I could binge heal like I've been binge watching shows.
Ronnie Stanley - December 2020
If you don't respect the game The game won't respect you.
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You gotta fight... for your right... to Lombaaardi!
Travis Kelce - February 2020, on the Chiefs' Super Bowl win
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I wish all of this football would stop interrupting the commercials.
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It's like going down the road with a speed bump. What you've gotta do is slow down and get over that speed bump and continue down the road. And I think that's what the Raiders are doing right now. They are in the midst of getting over that speed bump. And when they get over that speed bump, it's going to be smooth sailing.
Bo Jackson - November 2021
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George W. Bush - September 2001
I don't consider myself to be the best... and I don't like compliments... they distract me.
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Scott Hanson: "If it comes down to it, Brock. It's late in the fourth quarter, are you prepared to disappoint Taylor Swift?"
Brock Purdy: "Yes."
Brock Purdy - February 2024, Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night
We're not done, dawg, I want three!
Patrick Mahomes - February 2024, about the Chiefs' Super Bowl Win
It's been a long year to get to this point and we got it done today. We can't wait to get to Vegas!
Kyle Shanahan - January 2024, after W against the Lions
I'm the top receiver in the game. There's no question about it.
CeeDee Lamb (as player at Dallas Cowboys) - November 2023
I'll get to the point right away. I'm retiring. For good. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine out last year.
Tom Brady - February 2023
Congrats to the Kansas City Chiefs, MVP Patrick Mahomes, Coach Reid, Travis Kelce, Chris Jones, Mecole Hardman, and the rest of the champs for another Lombardi Trophy. Grace under pressure.
Barack Obama - February 2024, about the Chiefs' Super Bowl Win
We don't have to say we're great. Our 5 rings say it for us.
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Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
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