Top 10 John Madden Quotes

John Madden(April 10) was best known as a Pro Football Hall of Fame coach for the Oakland Raiders and as an NFL commentator. 

Here are the John Madden’s top ten greatest quotes:


Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

person wearing NFL helmet during daytime


Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.

man watching computer game


The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.

football stadium


Winning is a great deodorant.

American, Football, Sport, Game


The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

football player tackled other player during daytime


If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.

Football, American, Game, Runner, Ball


Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.

football stadium


The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

American Football


Some yards is better than none yards?

Sports, Football, American, Team, Goal


If you think about it, I’ve never held a job in my life. I went from being an NFL player to a coach to a broadcaster. I haven’t worked a day in my life.

Rugby, Football, Sports, College, Ball

Thank you John Madden!

Interesting Facts:

  • He has a NFL video game series named after him that sold over 100 million copies since 1988.
  • He was head coach of the Oakland Raiders for ten seasons.
  • He has a net worth of of $200 million.
  • He was also an author of several books.

What are some of your favorite quotes?


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