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John Madden Retires/ 2009 Shedule released
Posted By Lee Tremblay On Apr 16 2009 @ 4:28 pm In Oakland Raiders | 4 Comments
Former hall of fame Oakland Raiders coach John Madden has retired from NFL broadcasting.
John Madden has been the face of the NFL for years, whether you remember him as the head coach of the Raiders, or as the multi award winning NFL broadcaster. Madden enjoyed great success in boath fields, and he will be missed.
I would love to go further into this, but I am currently on vacation in Cape Cod, Mass, and my time on the computer is limited.
In other Raiders news, the 2009 NFL schedule has been released.
Here are the games for the Oakland Raiders:
sept 14 vs SanDiego (monday)
sept 20 @ Kansas City
sept 27 vs Denver
oct 4 @ Houston
oct 11 @ New York G
oct 18 vs Philadelphia
oct 25 vs New York J
nov 1 BYE
nov 15 vs Kansas City
nov 22 vs Cincinnati
nov 26 @ Dallas (thursday, thanksgiving)
dec 6 @ Pittsburgh
dec 13 vs Washington
dec 20 @ Denver
dec 27 @ Cleveland
jan 3 vs Baltimore
Overall I am happy with this schedule. We have three divisional games to start the season, and that should set the tone for what is to come for the remainder of the year. If we can win at least 2 of the first 3 games, we will be primed to fight for that division title, and start rolling with a high confidence level.
We hit the toughest part of the schedule on Nov 26 for the thursday matchup with the Cowboys. We then go to Pittsburgh, at home against Washington and then on the road again against Denver, and Cleveland.
Like any new season, we do not know who will be good, and who will struggle, so looking to far into this schedule will be pointless. It does however give us something to work with, and look forward to.
I have to go and get some swin time in with the kids, so I must be off.
I am heading to Boston tomorrow to catch a Red Sox game at the famous Fenway Park, so I am very excited for that.
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