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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
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Patriots' Camp Preview: Nasty Changes Coming Along Offensive Line

Editor's note:  The following article appeared originally as a contribution on FirstStopFantasy.com..Many fans have never heard of the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award.Which is too bad, because short of an individual player receiving a Pro Bowl invite or being selected to the NFL's All Pro team, it is the only award that recognizes excellence among offensive linemen...
Via Foxborough Free Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Madden Recalls Chuck Noll Wanting Him To Be His Defensive Coordinator

In 1969, the Pittsburgh Steelers hired Chuck Noll to be their head coach. That same year, John Madden was named the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. During a Wednesday interview with Chris Russo on Mad Dog Unleashed, Madden talked about how Noll wanted to hire him to be his defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh prior […] John Madden Recalls Chuck Noll Wanting Him To Be His Defensive...
Via Steelers Depot
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Madden: NFL announcer still getting painkiller shots from team doctors

On the heels of a newly filed players’ lawsuit against the NFL, legendary broadcaster John Madden dropped a “well, now that you told us this, we’re actually not surprised” bomb on us. He revealed that an unnamed broadcaster was taking advantage of the painkiller shots meant for players. Via the NY Daily News: “I know an announcer that goes down to the locker room to get...
Via Awful Announcing
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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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...
Via NESN.com
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

EA Sports loses $11 million (and possibly a lot more) in 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 The Nosebleeds
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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