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Daily Madden: The Madden-Mooch Bocce Face-Off

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An umpire takes a measurment during a bocce game. (Fredric J Brown/Getty Images)

An umpire takes a measurment during a bocce game. (Fredric J Brown/Getty Images)

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LIVERMORE (KCBS) – Preparations are complete for the Madden-Mariucci Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament in Livermore Wednesday.

“Concentration and visualization,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “Just visualize success… You don’t want to visualize anything bad, so you take all bad things out and you don’t visualize them.”

Steve Mariucci prepares differently to play on his team. “

I went over to courtside and worked on my abs a little bit,” the former 49er and Cal coach said. “And then last night was a little carbohydrating with spaghetti.”

Both Madden and Mariucci are concerned neither of their teams will reach the playoffs.

“All of a sudden now we have guys playing that have the eye of the tiger. I mean these guys play for keeps,” Mariucci said. “They’re too good for the tournament to be honest with you. They’re better than me, and they’re way better than John.” (8:50)

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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