SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The Madden-Mariucci Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament is Wednesday and the annual Madden-KCBS Barbecue is Friday.

John told the KCBS morning crew that he saw the barbecue’s centerpiece pig over the weekend, and reported that it’s the biggest ever at 280 pounds dressed.

“I think that’s probably darn near 50 pounds bigger than we ever had,” Madden said. “That should bend the bar” over the barbecue pit when it begins roasting Thursday night.

John also reported that the bocce tournament will go on as planned tomorrow, regardless of whether or not it rains as forecast.

“That could be a problem… I’ll guarantee you this… the tournament is not going to be called off.” John, who plays on his own team, was encouraged by morning co-anchor Susan Leigh-Taylor’s report that defending champion Dogs of War are not “good mudders.” (8:20)


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