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 always amazed to hear of victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?" - Paul Merton