Daily Madden: Celebrations, Tantrums And Injuries

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – In Wednesday’s chat with the KCBS morning crew, John Madden talks about unsafe celebrations and other demonstrations by athletes that backfire – including the recent injury by French golfer Thomas Levet who will play at the British Open after breaking his leg while jumping in a pond to celebrate his victory at the French Open.

Madden told the KCBS morning crew that such celebrations and temper tantrums lean toward premeditated versus spontaneous.  His example: Giants pitcher Brian Wilson’s dugout tantrum after coughing up a save.

“At times, when you’re going to do something whether it’s a celebration or a temper tantrum, you’d like to premeditate it,” said Madden. “But if it’s truly a true reaction to a celebration or a reaction to a temper tantrum, then you can’t premeditate it.”

Madden’s take on Wilson’s bat attack on a beverage cooler? “It could’ve been a little premeditated, don’t you think?” said Madden.

Also Wednesday, Madden disputed a Sports Illustrated writer’s notion that Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, the site of the US Open, is becoming obsolete.

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.

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