NFL to honor John Madden on Thanksgiving

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The National Football League announced it will honor the late Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster on Thanksgiving during the league's broadcasts of games across CBS, FOX and NBC, which will become a yearly tradition called the "John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration."

Along with broadcast features, the celebration will feature a John Madden Thanksgiving logo at the 25-yard lines and stickers of his likeness on each players helmets. EA Sports, creators of the Madden NFL video game, will have a game of Madden NFL played before the games between two opposing players of teams competing on Thanksgiving Day. Madden has returned to the cover of the iconic video game.

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