The Daily Madden

Daily Madden

Daily Madden

Daily chat with the coach, John Madden. On air: Weekdays 8:15am, 9:15am, 3:15p & 5:15pm.

  • Daily Madden 3/27/15

    March 27, 2015

    John Madden on West Virginia Freshman Guard Dexter Miles’ trash talk about Kentucky. Miles had plenty people listening – but John wonders… why? Also, dogpile etiquette and the NFL coach who has been to the playoffs with the most teams.
  • The Daily Madden- 3/26/15

    March 27, 2015

    The Coach on the importance of trash talk, relating it to Kentucky in the NCAA Championship and remembers Larry Bird and Magic Johnson going at it in in the tournament during their college days 36 years ago.
  • Daily Madden - 3/25/15

    March 25, 2015

    John Madden talks about NFL rule changes being discussed, instant replay and the success of Steve Kerr as he prepares the Warriors for the playoffs.
  • Daily Madden- 3/24/15

    March 24, 2015

    The Coach comments on the NFL's concussion protocol, a topic of discussion at the league’s owners’ meeting near Phoenix and deconstructs the definition of a catch.
  • The Daily Madden- 3/23/15

    March 23, 2015

    The Coach reminisces about Chuck “Concrete Charlie” Bednarik, an NFL great who passed away over the weekend, which reminded him of how tough the Eagles were and the fact that he was a war hero.
  • The Daily Madden 3/20/15

    March 20, 2015

    The Coach says the first round of March Madness in the NCAA basketball championship tournament was full of surprises and the NFL owners are about to meet and will probably discuss rule changes.
  • The Daily Madden- 3/19/15

    March 20, 2015

    The Coach reveals his bracket strategy during March Madness in the NCAA basketball tournament. He also talks about NFL rule changes proposed by the Indianapolis Colts for 9-point touchdowns.
  • Daily Madden- 3/18/15

    March 18, 2015

    The Coach weighs in on Floyd Mayweather paying his personal chef $1,000 a meal ahead of his much anticipated boxing fight against Manny Pacquiao and the importance of a prize fighter making weight. He also goes into the definition of a catch, with regards to NFL rules.
  • Daily Madden – 3/17/15

    March 17, 2015

    The Coach on 49ers’ linebacker Chris Borland’s retirement at the age of 24 after citing head trauma, which is re-opening the debate over player’s health.
  • Daily Madden– 3/16/15

    March 16, 2015

    The Coach talks about his pick, Kentucky, for the NCAA tournament, how they’ve dominated the field and switches gears to football to talk about Reggie Bush coming to the 49ers from Detroit.
  • Daily Madden – 3/13/15

    March 13, 2015

    The coach says Dallas is burning DeMarco Murray jerseys, touching on the perils of free agency and wonders if Jim Harbaugh is already complaining in Michigan.
  • Daily Madden - 3/12/15

    March 12, 2015

    John talks NFL free agency, DeMarco Murray and whether Reggie Bush might be a fit for the 49ers.
  • Daily Madden - 3/11/15

    March 11, 2015

    John Madden on the wild and crazy day of free agency in the NFL and the retirement of 49ers great Patrick Willis.
  • Daily Madden 3/10/15

    March 10, 2015

    The Coach says NFL free agent talk has been in the air for some time now and that a lot of the deals seem to have been made well ahead of time even though the official signings aren’t official until Tuesday.
  • Daily Madden- 3/9/15

    March 9, 2015

    The coach says the NFL has figured out a way to stay in the news, year round; between the season, the combine and free agent signings. He also says the 49ers will suffer a loss now that Frank Gore has signed with the Eagles.
  • Daily Madden - 3/5/15

    March 5, 2015

    John Madden likes the 49ers move of signing defensive lineman Darnell Dockett.
  • Daily Madden - 3/4/15

    March 4, 2015

    John Madden is shocked by the trade of star Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.
  • Daily Madden- 3/3/15

    March 3, 2015

    The coach says “cactus league baseball” seems to be coming sooner and sooner; that is the practice season for a few baseball teams, namely the Giants. It seems with training seasons that sports seasons are becoming a year-round thing.
  • Daily Madden- 3/2/15

    March 2, 2015

    The coach says Detroit can’t stand to lose the NFL’s best free agent and that it’s been musical chairs on a new stadium for the league in Los Angeles.
  • Daily Madden - 2/26/15

    February 26, 2015

    The coach talks about Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes scoring an astonishing 30 points in 4 1/2 minutes against Miami Wednesday night, the drug addiction problems surrounding Los Angeles Angels’ outfielder Josh Hamilton, the Detroit Lions release of Reggie Bush and issues with other injured NFL running backs.
  • Daily Madden - 2/25/15

    February 25, 2015

    John Madden looks at what approval of a stadium plan in Inglewood means for a Raiders possible move to Southern California.
  • The Daily Madden - 2/24/15

    February 24, 2015

    The coach says he doesn’t see much change coming to the NFL rules based on his time at the combine a few weeks ago. He also doesn’t see the rumored change coming to NCAA rules that would see freshmen once again become ineligible for varsity sports.
  • Daily Madden - 2/23/15

    February 23, 2015

    The coach says if Oakland and Alameda County want to keep the Raiders in town then they need to let the team know what they can do to make that happen. If there's nothing they can offer, then it's probably time for Mark Davis to take the team to Los Angeles where they can get new stadium.
  • Daily Madden 2/13/15

    February 13, 2015

    The Coach talks about hackers on the course during Herm Edwards’ golf game at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am tournament and the upcoming NFL scouting combine that will keep him occupied for the most part of next week.
  • Daily Madden - 2/12/15

    February 12, 2015

    The Coach is at Pebble Beach for the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am but explains why he won't be staying for much longer. He also talks about the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sportscaster and former Los Angeles Raiders coach John Madden sits in a shady spot while covering the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am in Pebble Beach, California in 1992. (Stephen Dunn / Staff)

Daily Madden: How The Telestrator Was Born

A feature article about John Madden in Thursday’s USA Today includes a 1982 picture of Madden working the telestrator to diagram plays for his NFL broadcasts.


Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Free Agency Scramble Begins

“The Raiders have more salary cap money than any other team, so they’re going to, in theory I guess, be able to get a lot more on the free agent market than any other team in the league,” Madden told the KCBS morning crew.


Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Flyers Of Jewish Councilwoman With Swastika On Her Face Posted In Oakland

Police in Oakland were investigating who’s behind fliers depicting a swastika on a Jewish councilwoman’s forehead. They were plastered throughout the Montclair district.


Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Coaching Often Not Good For One’s Health

Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at halftime in Sunday night’s game against the Colts after reportedly feeling light headed and dizzy. The episode raised concerns about the pressure on coaches during the season.


Ottawa Senators v San Jose Sharks

Sharks Beat Senators 3-2 For 5th Straight Win

Rookie Tomas Hertl scored his league-leading seventh goal before leaving with an injury and Brent Burns got the tiebreaker in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to their fifth straight win to open the season, 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.


Offensive lineman Larry Allen #73 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the field after playing against the San Diego Chargers on September 11, 2005 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Cowboys won 28-24. (Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Lineman Get Their Due As Hall Of Fame Turns 50

John Madden is back in the Madden Cruiser on his way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities in Canton, Ohio.


John Madden

Daily Madden: Can NFL Speedsters Out-Run A Cheetah?

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester raced a cheetah for a Nat Geo Wild TV special.


Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Vote To Authorize Strike; Region Braces For Worst

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers took a significant step closer Wednesday to a train stoppage that would affect hundreds of thousands of daily commuters, prompting transportation officials to warn that there could be gridlock on the region’s streets next week.


Journalist Michael Hastings. (CNN)

War Correspondent Michael Hastings Dies In SoCal Car Crash

Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. He won a Polk Award for magazine reporting for a story that was credited with ending Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s career after it revealed the military’s candid criticisms of the Obama administration.


Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. (CBS)

Intelligence Chief Blasts Leaks About Internet Surveillance & Phone Records

The national intelligence director said the disclosure of an Internet surveillance program is “reprehensible” and a document leak about a phone records program could cause long-lasting and irreversible harm to the nation’s ability to respond to threats.