Some of you will never understand how a man I've never met can mean so much to me. Growing up, sports was everything to me. I collected cards and autographs, played in every pickup game I could find and watched every game on TV. Anyone that's ever met me knows I am a fanatic for the New York Yankees and Oakland Raiders. Yankees won the AL pennant the year I was born, but the Raiders won the SUPERBOWL. So I love John Madden!