John Madden’s Fear

  • The late Hall of Fame football coach and beloved icon John Madden was larger than life even after winning a Super Bowl, starting a second and even more successful career in television and as an entrepreneur with his football game. 
  • But he feared flying and for all those years as a commentator, he took the train and then the bus to the stadium even if it meant riding it cross country – he had used four different buses by the time his broadcasting career ended.
  • Madden’s fear was claustrophobia – a condition that many people have but it allows us to see a great person for what he really is – human – it makes his life even more meaningful.