Any football fan should watch the ESPN special on Madden they ran last week. It is great, especially given yesterday’s sad news. His wife is pretty much as funny and straightforward as he is and his two sons both come off as great “kids” (they are probably about 60)
I had forgotten he was originally a 21st round pick of the Eagles. Got hurt his first year and spent the whole time watching Norm Van Brocklin getting ready for games and learning. He said that is what made him want to be a teacher, which of course lead to coaching.
He said he really didn’t want to be an announcer because he just didn’t have any respect for how they did things, when he was finally talked into it he said, I am going to do this so I can teach fans about what they are seeing. He did that better than anyone.