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Madden, Levy chosen as Hall of Fame presenters

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Pro Football Hall of Fame coaches John Madden and Marv Levy are among the presenters chosen to welcome the eight-person Class of 2016 at the induction ceremonies on Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio. Madden will speak on behalf of the late quarterback Ken Stabler, who played for Madden with the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s. The quarterback died in 2015 at the age of 69...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad Ali's old training camp sold to John Madden's son

DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali's former training camp in Pennsylvania. The camp's longtime owner, martial arts instructor George Dillman, tells The Associated Press he has sold the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to Mike Madden. He says the deal is closing Thursday. The purchase price was not disclosed. Ali trained at...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

EA Sports reveals new commentary team for 'Madden NFL 17'

Quality commentary is a crucial component of a yearly sports video game, as poorly delivered or implemented commentary can break immersion and severely hurt a game's replayability. A great sports game, in theory, should entice you to play it for an entire year - but it's no fun to hear the same lines over and over. The NBA 2K series has been steadily raising the bar on sports video...
Via FOX Sports
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

John Madden recovering from open-heart surgery

The NFL has announced that former Oakland Raiders coach and ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC analyst John Madden recently underwent open-heart surgery. The procedure was done to repair blockages. According to a statement issued by the league, Madden is expected to recover. And NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had this quote about the man who has defined watching football for a generation: â...
Via Awful Announcing
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to John Madden’s criticism

Will Ferrell took a heavy dose of criticism from none other than John Madden for his spring training stunt where he played in 10 different games for 10 different teams in the same day. Ferrell’s stunt was done for charity and recorded with camera crews for a future TV project. Though Ferrell’s day-long affair was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden

Earlier this spring, actor Will Ferrell took the Cactus League by storm by playing nine different positions for ten different teams during five different baseball games. While it was a publicity stunt it was also done to raise money for charity. Not everybody was a fan of Ferrell’s stunt and that included legendary announcer John Madden, who called it a lack of respect for the...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell Responds To John Madden’s Spring Training Criticism (Video)

Will Ferrell made a lot of people happy with his spring training stunt, but John Madden was certainly not one of them. The actor suited up for 10 different teams and played in five separate Cactus League games earlier this month, raising nearly $1 million for cancer research during the highly entertaining day. But Madden didn’t find Ferrell’s time on the diamond so funny. The...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden Rips Will Ferrell For MLB Stint: ‘Lack Of Respect’ For Game

Many people find Will Ferrell quite amusing. John Madden is not one of those people. The actor took over MLB spring training on Thursday, suiting up for 10 different teams and playing all 10 positions in five Cactus League games. The day-long stunt, documented by HBO and Funny or Die, helped raise awareness for Stand Up to Cancer and even earned Ferrell...
Via NESN.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden thinks kids start playing football with helmets too young

The NFL Network may have gotten more than it bargained for when it included John Madden in a panel discussion about safety in youth football. Melissa Stark has been hosting a five-part series touting the Heads Up Football program, which has been given a five-year, $45 million grant by the NFL to help promote safety within the game by educating coaches, players and parents. The final...
Via Fox Sports West
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Madden has Broncos winning Super Bowl 31-28 in overtime (Video)

EA Sports’ popular John Madden video game is touting itself as a great Super Bowl predictor. They boast that they have correctly predicted 9 of the last 11 big games, so naturally people were curious to see how they predict Super Bowl XLVIII will play out. EA released video of their prediction on Monday, and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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