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NFL-Gregarious Hall of Fame coach Madden dies at 85-league

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By Will Dunham (Reuters) -John Madden, the beefy, exuberant Super Bowl-winning coach of the Oakland Raiders who became one of America’s best-known TV sports announcers and lent his name to a wildly successful football video game franchise, died on Tuesday at age 85, the National Football League (NFL) said. The league said he died “unexpectedly” but did not provide further details. Madden, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, brought unbridled enthusiasm and a sense of fun to NFL games during a three-decade broadcasting career. He was the master of onomatopoeia, using terms like…

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