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John Madden "Sidelines @ The Coliseum" 11x14 Photograph (SGA Signature Series)

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    Despite an NFL playing career that included not one regular or postseason game & a college coaching resume that featured stints at College of San Mateo & Cal Poly San Luis-Obispo, Madden was hired by Al Davis as linebackers coach for the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1967. Nice hire Al! A year later, Madden was named the Raiders' head coach on February 4, 1969, becoming professional football's youngest head coach at the age of 32...and arguably the best Oakland Raiders coach in the history of the team. His Raiders accomplishments included a career regular season record of 103-32-7, making him the youngest coach ever to reach 100 victories and the all-time winningest Raiders coach. He also coached Oakland to their first Super Bowl victory in 1976. In all, Madden won a Super Bowl and never had a losing season as a head coach. Madden had a winning record as a head coach against Tom Landry, Don Shula, Chuck Noll and Bud Grant who are generally regarded as the top coaches of his era. And as good as John was as a coach, he might have been better as an announcer. Madden broadcast with Pat Summerall in the 1980s and 1990s, and also was the last color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football, teaming with Al Michaels. Elected to the Pro Football HOF in 2006, John is part of our unsigned SGA Signature Series that include an SGA Exclusive engraved facsimile signature Floating Plate. This particular display includes a vintage 11x14 photograph on John in action on the sidelines of The Coliseum. The plate also includes a classic quote from John ("The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.") and Raiders Logo. Please note that photos from this period have the vintage blurred look of bygone days of sports photography. All of which adds to the classic feel of this great piece of Sports Art and make this a stunning piece that is sure to get a big reaction from any Raiders fan.