John Madden’s Widow Pushes For An NFL Return To Oakland

John Madden, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and arguably the most influential person in the history of the sport, passed away in December, but his wife spoke at his memorial in Oakland on Monday and said the city deserves an NFL team once again.

Madden coached the Raiders when the team was in Oakland before the team moved to Las Vegas.

“He [John Madden] believed in the Raiders, I believe in the Raiders… the Oakland Raiders… Oakland needs a football team,” Virginia Madden said.

While it’s unlikely the NFL will just add a team, the Spun reports Oakland fans likely agree with Mrs. Madden.


Follow Meg Turner on Twitter @Megnturner_ and Instagram @Megnturner


New PointsBet Sportsbook users can make their first bets risk-free up to $2,000.  If the bet loses, PointsBet will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

New DraftKings users can get up to a $1000 deposit bonus and receive a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000 when they sign up. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply