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NFL Hall of Fame coach and iconic sports broadcaster John Madden dies at 85

John Madden, the larger-than-life Hall of Fame coach turned legendary NFL broadcaster, died Tuesday at the age of 85.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is an industry pioneer?
  2. What factors might determine which individuals might be considered to be industry pioneers?
  3. Why are industry pioneers important to industry growth?
  4. What did John Madden do that influenced the gaming industry?
  5. Would you consider John Madden to be a sports and entertainment industry pioneer? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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