Chiefs HC Andy Reid set to speak at John Madden’s public memorial

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is one of eight speakers at the late John Madden’s public memorial service on Monday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Hall of Fame NFL head coach and broadcaster passed away at 85 years old back in December. He had an immeasurable impact on the game of football and will have a lasting legacy well beyond his death.

Reid became close with Madden when he was just an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers. He said that the two bonded over their shared love for food, but it’s also clear they shared a passion for the game of football. They’d speak often, even during his time in Kansas City with Reid coaching Madden’s former nemesis.

“Well, he loved to hate the Chiefs, but he loved the Hunt family,” Reid said in December. “He’d tell you that they had some knockdown drag-outs. And he could remember about every single play. But he said, ‘It’s a great organization. The Hunt family is phenomenal.’ He would always remind me to tell Norma Hunt, ‘Hello.’ He liked them, but he didn’t like them.”

Other speakers for the memorial service include Steve Mariucci, Raiders HOFer Art Shell, Broadcaster Lesley Visser, former Raiders LB Matt Millen, Washington Commanders HC Ron Rivera, Former KCBS Radio News Anchor Stan Bunger and Mike Madden, son of John and Virginia Madden.

Additionally, the Madden family announced there will be video tributes and performances during the memorial.

If you’re in the Oakland, California area and wish to purchase tickets to attend the memorial, click here. All proceeds will benefit the John Madden Foundation which serves underprivileged youth in the Oakland area.


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