Down With NBA Playoff Color-Outs

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. » 5/06/14 1:11pm 5/06/14 1:11pm

Remembering Pat Summerall's Wonderful Murder, She Wrote Read

Yesterday's episode of A Football Life profiled longtime broadcaster Pat Summerall, who passed away earlier this year. It was loving without being hagiographical, devoting an entire segment to Summerall's alcoholism. But the most fun bit was this, noted and pulled out by Kissing Suzy Kolber. » 10/23/13 5:26pm 10/23/13 5:26pm

John Madden On Pat Summerall

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. » 4/17/13 2:42pm 4/17/13 2:42pm

John Madden Is Still Eating Like A Weirdo

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. » 2/05/13 5:35pm 2/05/13 5:35pm

Madden 13 Is So Complex, Even John Madden Reads The Strategy Guide

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… » 12/07/12 9:00am 12/07/12 9:00am

How To Grill The Perfect Steak, According To John Madden And Three…

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… » 7/10/12 9:30am 7/10/12 9:30am

This Is The Face Of A Hockey Player

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… » 4/27/12 9:00am 4/27/12 9:00am

This Evening: Logan Morrison, Intentional Dong

Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 14, the day the hipster cop came to save the day. Photo via Twitter. And yes, he knew we would post this. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/14/11 7:35pm 10/14/11 7:35pm

EA Sports Co-Founder On The Key To Madden's Success: Getting Players To…

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. » 8/09/10 4:05pm 8/09/10 4:05pm

Hockey Players Have Surprisingly Average, If Hairless Bodies

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. » 1/27/10 2:30am 1/27/10 2:30am

John Madden Agrees To Work For NFL, Save Frank Caliendo's Career

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] » 9/10/09 1:10pm 9/10/09 1:10pm

Lest We Forget, More Than One Career Ended On Thursday

The retirement of John Madden, sadly, means his chief imitator is also surely consigned to the scrap heap. And so, fare thee well: Thou never shalt hear Frank Caliendo any more. » 4/17/09 3:45pm 4/17/09 3:45pm

John Madden Getting Sick of Riding Old Bones Across Country in a Bus to…

The Washington Post » 10/13/08 5:30pm 10/13/08 5:30pm has just reported that NFL broadcasting stalwart John Madden will miss his first week blabbering about football for the first time in 476 games. He's not gravely ill and not planning on retiring soon either, so the Frank Caliendo suicide watch is also put off indefinitely. No, the 72-year-old…

Pro Football Hall of Fame Game Live Blog

All right, football zealots. Finally, a televised NFL game (for lack of a better word). It's the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins. John Madden has been dipped in bronze gravy for this joyous occasion, and Al Michaels will be sitting on his knee. Before you follow along after the J-M-P, please turn in… » 8/03/08 7:55pm 8/03/08 7:55pm

Frank Caliendo, Dish Network To Be Sued Back To The Stone Age?


Of course just about everyone loves Frank TV: Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Jews ... our admiration for the voice stylings of Frank Caliendo is the only thing on which we can all agree.* Two notable exceptions, however, are John Madden and Charles Barkley, who do not take kindly to Caliendo using their likenesses in… » 3/19/08 2:30pm 3/19/08 2:30pm

A Look At The Sunday NBC Crew

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,… » 7/25/06 4:15pm 7/25/06 4:15pm

The Unparalleled Genius Of Barry Switzer

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. » 4/22/06 8:12pm 4/22/06 8:12pm