Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering spoons, Madden, long drives, and more.
There was simply no other broadcasting tandem in American sports as inseparable in viewers' minds as Pat Summerall and John Madden. The pair called NFL games for 21 years, for CBS and Fox. After Summerall's death yesterday at the age of 82, it's only right to let Madden send him off.
In advance of the Super Bowl, the New York Times the other day did one of those stories about the local flavor of New Orleans. This particular flavor is Tabasco, the hot sauce made in Louisiana by the McIlhenny Co., the family business whose former chief executive once owned a stake in the Saints.
Broadcast legend and former NFL head coach John Madden was in attendance for his former squad's miserable performance against the Broncos last night, though it seems he wasn't paying much attention to the game. What's his choice of reading material? Hard to tell. But we hope it inspires him to do some writing of his…
Picking a method for grilling steak is like picking the perfect fly to catch trout. It depends on who you ask. In thirty five years of writing about fishing many people have asked me what's the best fly? As expert fishermen have taught me, by successful example, the best fly is the one you catch fish with. Success…
Veteran Panthers center John Madden took friendly fire in the first period of last night's Game 7 matchup with New Jersey last night, leaving bits of himself on the ice and suffering the sort of injury that generally knocks most other athletes out of competition. Most other athletes, of course, aren't competing in…
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: co-founder of EA Sports, Jack Hiestand.
As a nice middle-of-the-road counterpoint to the flab of Terrence Cody and the idealized manhood of Greg Oden, here are some Blackhawks shirtless in a limo.
The former broadcaster/coach, apparently bored with retirement already, has been hired as a "Special Advisor to the Commissioner." "See this right here? That's a four-game suspension for drug use. BAM!" [ProFootballWeekly]
Hey, when's a better time to take a look at John Madden in these rankings than the beginning of May? We can't think of a more apt moment in time.
So what happens if the video game company Take Two is acquired by Electronic Arts? Well you'd get Grand Theft Auto: John Madden, of course. [You Been Blinded]
Earlier today, new NBC broadcaster — it feels weird to type that; we haven't quite adjusted to the NFL being back on NBC — John Madden went to visit Oakland Raiders camp and hang out with his former player Art Shell, the new coach (again) of the Raiders. Since it's a slow, non-sexual-harassing day here at Deadspin,…
I had originally intended to include this in the Leftovers, but it's just too priceless to not get its own post. Philadelphia Will Do dug up this clip on You Tube of some of Barry Switzer's and John Madden's finest work.