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John Madden on Jim Harbaugh: He’s done one of the greatest coaching jobs ever

Jim Harbaugh is the first head coach in NFL history to reach a conference championship game in his first three seasons. He has led the San Francisco 49ers to an impressive 36-11-1 record over that three-year span, looking like an NFL coaching veteran along the way. As far as John Madden is concerned, Harbaugh is […]
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Big Names: Mack Brown Joins ESPN (Also: CFB/FOX, John Madden)

ESPN has added former Texas coach Mack Brown to its college football team. In other news, Fox Sports has made some changes to its college football line-up and John Madden rejected overtures from NBC to […]
Via Sports Media Watch
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating Tom Brady’s “Madden 15″ Rating

Entering its 26th year, the Madden NFL video game series has given football fans the chance to manage their own players and lead their team to fictional Super Bowl victories for nearly three decades. One of the aspects of the game that EA prides itself on is the player rankings and stats. Numerous stats are kept for every player and those stats translate to how the players perform...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Madden turned down the chance to announce one final game

WWMD… What Would Madden Do?  Maybe that’s a question that comes to mind for football fans when it comes to the present slate of NFL broadcasters and current affairs in the league.  This week Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated had an interview with Madden that touched on numerous subjects. Perhaps the most interesting insight was that NBC approached Madden with jumping on...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady disrespected again, this time by John Madden

I grew up with EA Sports’ Madden video games. When EA Sports implemented Franchise Mode in 1998, I wouldn’t have gone outside once the entire fall if my mom hadn’t made me. While my Madden-obsessive days have come to an end, the all-time classic game still pops up from time to time. That’s exactly what happened this week. For those who are unfamiliar, EA Sports’ promotion...
Via cover32 - Patriots
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden discusses Pro Bowl changes

Former NFL coach and broadcasting legend John Madden recently weighed in on the Pro Bowl, saying, "It’s still going to boil down to how they play the game."

Via Bush League Chronicle
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

John Madden Named Coach in EA Sports’ Madden NFL 25 Edition That Celebrates League’s Greatest Stars (Video)

The Madden NFL Franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, the man himself – John Madden — will be coaching the All-25 team, an exclusive group of the greatest football legends of all time. The roster for the newest Madden video game will be released throughout the next two weeks, starting with the running back and full back positions...
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

EA Sports Loses Huge Madden Lawsuit

EA Sports hasn’t had the greatest past couple of weeks. First, NCAA told them they weren’t going to renew their licensing agreement with the video game company, meaning EA could no longer use the NCAA logo or name in their games. Now, the company has also lost $11 million (and possibly A LOT more) in a lawsuit surrounding one of their most popular franchises, the Madden NFL...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pat Summerall and John Madden announce their first ever game together in 1979

We have dug up footage of the very first Pat Summerall-John Madden broadcast, a 1979 showdown between then-NFC Central rivals Tampa Bay and Minnesota.
Via Gamedayr
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

John Madden doesn’t believe in the “Madden Curse”

Getty Images Former NFL television commentator and the creator of the Madden football video game–John Madden–says he doesn’t believe in the “Madden curse.” “I was on the cover for several years, and I never once even pulled a hamstring,” Madden said, breaking into a laugh, per the Detroit Free-Press. “It’s a violent sport. Injuries are going to happen.” “If...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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