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John Madden: Bruce Arians was 'ready for his chance'

Legendary coach and broadcaster John Madden spoke to the LA Times about a variety of topics over the weekend and one topic that came up was Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.Madden said Arians 'reinvented himself' to get his first head coaching position. Arians did not get his first opportunity until he was 60-years old, but never gave up on his dream."The Bruce Arians I...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Madden: Jack Del Rio sees through the myth that the Raiders are tough

The Oakland Raiders once again have an entirely new coaching staff. With Jack Del Rio, the Raiders have their ninth head coach since the departure of Jon Gruden after the 2001 season. Of those nine, only two have lasted more than two full seasons and none finished better than .500 (with Hue Jackson being the only one to reach the .500 mark). But according to former Raiders head coach...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Jack Roslovic

  Get to Know Jack RoslovicDate of Birth: 1/29/1997 Place of Birth: Columbus, OH, USA Ht: 6’1″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center/Right Wing Team: United States National U-18 Team Another USHL star, Jack Roslovic comes not from the Minnesota, Michigan, or Massachusetts powerhouse pipelines but from the competitively more unheralded Ohio hockey program. Roslovic is one...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Raiders coach John Madden remembers Marv Hubbard

He was tough. He was physical. He wanted to punish people who tried to tackle him. Marv Hubbard, who died on Monday at the age of 68, epitomized everything about the Raiders in the 70's. And his first coach, John Madden, won't soon forget him. "Marv was a tough guy and a tough runner," the legendary Raiders coach and broadcaster said. "You think back now, people don’t do things...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski As ‘Madden’ Cover Finalist Should Worry Patriots Fans (Photos)

Rob Gronkowski is one of four finalists to land on the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 16,” and that’s pretty awesome, right? Not exactly. Gracing a “Madden” cover certainly is a cool honor, but it also comes with a price: the dreaded “Madden Curse.” Since the franchise started replacing Hall of Fame coach John Madden with an NFL player on its cover in 1998, it...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

TBDBITL Report: New Finalist Visits Campus While Search Committee Member Resigns

Friday was a busy day in terms of news relating to the Ohio State University Marching Band and the search for a new director. As we have previously reported, OSU had named two finalists for the position and invited them to visit campus which they did a couple weeks ago. Earlier in the week we reported that both of those candidates had withdrawn their names from consideration, choosing...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
April 25, 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 defends MLB stunt without ripping into John Madden

When actor Will Ferrell took to the field for 10 MLB teams in five games in one day, he struck out as an athlete but hit a home run for charity and public awareness. He raised an estimated $1 million for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer.  The March 12 tour de force also raised the hackles of Hall of Fame NFL coach and football analyst John Madden. Though it had no effect...
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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...
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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...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden blasts Will Ferrell for playing in MLB spring training games

When Will Ferrell took the field for ten teams during an MLB spring training day stunt which benefited cancer research, most people found it to be a harmless diversion from what are normally considered warmup games. Not so Hall of Fame NFL coach and legendary broadcaster John Madden who thought the actor should keep his sports comedy on screen and off the diamond. ...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden: Will Ferrell's 9 positions stunt shows a lack of respect for pro baseball players

We tweeted yesterday, "Will Ferrell will play 9 positions in 1 day. People give 2 ***** about Will Ferrell playing 9 positions in 1 day?" and "This Will Ferrell nonsense is utterly ridiculous MLB ********."Legendary coach John Madden? Madden called in to KCBS Morning Newswatch right before Ferrell took the field with 10 MLB teams in Arizona yesterday ... and essentially said the...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden on Will Ferrell's day as MLB player: 'I hate it'

One person who was not a fan of actor Will Ferrell playing in five spring training in one day is NFL Hall of Famer John Madden. The legendary coach/analyst appeared on San Francisco's KCBS morning show and blasted Ferrell, who played for 10 different teams on Thursday. "I hate it," Madden said, before adding, "That's a lack of respect. That's a lack of respect for the game and a...
Via Fox Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s a cold word: Cleveland Browns destroyed with franchise tag joke

The Cleveland Browns didn’t use their franchise tag on Monday, but that didn’t stop a John Madden parody account on Twitter from poking fun. BREAKING: Browns announce they have used franchise tag on 4th place in the AFC North, securing it for yet another year. — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) March 2, 2015 Ouch. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team’s...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden Is Looking Good

  John Madden turns 79 in April, but your NFL hero is still getting out and about. Madden sightings are rare so Krista got lucky Sunday locking bodies with the big guy who quietly goes about his business in California. His business includes a 38-room hotel in Pleasanton, CA, two other hotels, a vineyard and real estate in the area, according to a November interview with USA Today...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo Reads ‘A Gronking To Remember” As Morgan Freeman

Famous comedian and voice impersonator, Frank Caliendo, stopped by the top-rated Toucher & Rich show this morning, live from radio row at Super Bowl XLIX week in Phoenix, Arizona. Caliendo delivered his famous John Madden impersonation along with other fan favorite impersonations like Jim Rome and Al Pacino. However, it was his reading of the now famous erotica novel, “A Gronking...
Via The Awesome Boston
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman tells reporter he doesn’t answer pre-school questions

Richard Sherman is a dream interview but you better come prepared…. Richard Sherman still has no chill https://t.co/uAcuFTzdsr — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 25, 2015
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman tells reporter he doesn’t answer pre-school questions

Richard Sherman is a dream interview but you better come prepared…. Richard Sherman still has no chill https://t.co/uAcuFTzdsr — Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 25, 2015
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Madden: Tom Brady To Blame For Patriots’ Deflated Football Scandal

There’s one man responsible for DeflateGate and that man is Tom Brady, according to John Madden. The Hall of Fame coach has his own theory about the latest scandal surrounding the New England Patriots, and he’s pointing a finger at their quarterback. While some have been quick to blame Bill Belichick in the wake of reports that the NFL found 11 of the 12 Pats’ game balls from...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three New Years Resolutions: Oakland Raiders

The 2015 Oakland Raiders' New Year's Resolutions1) BUILD A NEW STADIUM *correction* HAVE A NEW STADIUM PLAN IN PLACEIt pains me to think about how this has been on the Raiders New Year's Resolution list since John Madden won a Super Bowl in 1977.  It is even more maddening (no pun intended) that the closest this has been to happening was when Al Davis moved the team to Los Angeles...
Via Football Nation
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Toledo Player Forgets Important Rule in Football During GoDaddy Bowl

The great John Madden once said that a player should not do anything unless he can handle the celebration. Okay, so he said it in a movie (The Replacements--fantastic movie!), but he still said it. After Arkansas State and Toledo played in the GoDaddy Bowl Sunday the rule may need to be revised to include celebrating with someone that does something great.That's Toledo's 245-lb John...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Denver Broncos are getting a nice boost from a very unlikely source

They haven’t followed a traditional script all season, so why would Sunday in San Diego be any different? The Denver Broncos (11-3) clinched their fourth straight AFC West division title as they beat the San Diego Chargers (8-6) 22-10 in a game that saw more than a few twists. John Fox became the first AFC West coach since John Madden to win four AFC West division titles in a row...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2014 Turduckens of the Year in Sports Media

While we approach a time of being thankful at Thanksgiving, we also approach that time of year that the calendar dictates we recognize all those individuals that truly put the “Awful” in Awful Announcing this year.  But this isn’t just your normal list of turkeys of the year.  In honor of the great John Madden, our turkeys list is bigger, badder, and better than the others...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders welcome Ray Guy for halftime ceremony and a win

What better way to welcome Ray Guy back to the Coliseum than with the first win of the season! I don’t know about any of you, but I literally had tears of pride and joy in my eyes as the Oakland Raiders finally achieved their first win against the Kansas City Chiefs at home. Before a group of Raiders legends, the Raiders brought home their first win of the season. Guy was at the...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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