Over the years I've lost contact with pro football but I've always liked Madden and his commentary and analysis of the game. He did have occasion to ramble a little but I could get by that. I agree, football commentary will not be the same. Chris Collingsworth is a pretty good substitute in my opinion.
I'm great at multi-tasking -- I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once. Ain't life grand!!