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  • Daily Madden -- 10/6/15

    October 6, 2015

    The Coach talks about the game between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks and NFL rules.
  • Daily Madden -- 10/1/15

    October 1, 2015

    The Coach talks about the retiring Giants’ pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, Adrian Peterson saying he could go from high school to the NFL and the upcoming match between the Baltimore Ravens versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/30/15

    September 30, 2015

    The Coach discusses the Giants’ season after not getting into the playoffs, players on the disabled list and the Oakland Raiders’ odds of beating the Chicago Bears.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/29/15

    September 29, 2015

    The Coach talks about the quarterback performances of Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers versus 49er Colin Kaepernick .
  • Daily Madden - 9/28/15 #2

    September 28, 2015

    The Coach discusses Marin County native and Cal Bears quarterback Jared Goff’s future, how Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is playing, and new Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper.
  • Daily Madden - 9/28/15 #1

    September 28, 2015

    The Coach discusses the Oakland Raiders winning against the Cleveland Browns, and how Colin Kaepernick played in the 49ers game on Sunday.
  • #2 - Daily Madden -- 9/25/15

    September 25, 2015

    The Coach discusses the NFL matches he’s watching this weekend, including the Dallas Cowboys versus the Atlanta Falcons, analyzes the match-up between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks, and the New York Giants’ record.
  • #1 - Daily Madden -- 9/25/15

    September 25, 2015

    The Coach previews the NFL games: the San Francisco 49ers versus the Arizona Cardinals and the Oakland Raiders versus the Cleveland Browns.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/24/15

    September 24, 2015

    The Coach discusses NFL Thursday night games and the Philadelphia Eagles’ hand signals.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/23/15

    September 23, 2015

    The Coach discuss the life of Yogi Berra, who recently died, NFL try-outs and the Oakland Raiders’ line up.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/22/15

    September 22, 2015

    The Coach recaps the NFL game of the Colts losing to the Jets, discusses the college football games for Cal, USC and Stanford over the weekend, and previews the game between the Raiders and the Browns.
  • Daily Madden - 9/21/15 #2

    September 21, 2015

    The coach discusses how the San Francisco 49ers played on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, how Niners player Colin Kaepernick played in the game, and how the Texas Governor was tweeting that the Dallas Cowboys should sign Tim Tebow.
  • Daily Madden - 9/21/15 #1

    September 21, 2015

    The Coach discusses the passing of former Oakland Raiders executive Al LoCasale, and how the team has been playing so far this season.
  • Daily Madden - 9/18/15 #2

    September 18, 2015

    The Coach previews this weekend’s slate of NFL games, including the 49ers-Steelers and Raiders-Ravens matchups which see both Bay Area teams as 6-point dogs, and what 49ers’ Head Coach and Pennsylvania-native Jim Tomsula can expect as he returns home.
  • Daily Madden - 9/18/15 #1

    September 18, 2015

    The Coach discusses last night’s nail-biter between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, how Broncos’ Quarterback Peyton Manning keeps it going now in his 18th season in the NFL, and the Baltimore Ravens’ travel plans in advance of their match-up against the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/17/15

    September 17, 2015

    The Coach talks about Giants’ pitcher Jake Peavy getting a home run and the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Daily Madden - 9/16/15

    September 16, 2015

    The Coach discusses the box score marvel that was last night’s Rockies-Dodgers tilt, the appeal of playing out-of-position for athletes, and how a quick pace of play aided the 49ers during Monday night’s victory over Minnesota.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/15/15

    September 15, 2015

    The Coach recaps the San Francisco 49ers win against the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Daily Madden - 9/14/15 #2

    September 14, 2015

    The Coach discusses the first San Francisco 49er game that is happening tonight at Levi’s Stadium, and the New York Giants versus Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday.
  • Daily Madden - 9/14/15 #1

    September 14, 2015

    The Coach discusses the Raiders’ game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Coliseum, and the Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday.
  • Daily Madden - 9/11/15 #2

    September 11, 2015

    The Coach discusses the weaknesses of the 2015 Oakland Raiders squad, the off-season acquisition of tight end Jimmy Graham by Seattle, and the NFC West match-up between the Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams coming up on Sunday.
  • Daily Madden - 9/11/15 #1

    September 11, 2015

    The Coach discusses New England’s opening night victory over Pittsburgh, the problems opposing teams have covering Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the playoff prospects for the Oakland Raiders in 2015.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/10/15

    September 10, 2015

    The Coach gives a preview of the NFL game between the Patriots and the Steelers.
  • Daily Madden - 9/9/15

    September 9, 2015

    The Coach discusses last night’s match between sisters Venus and Serena Williams at the US Open, the Raiders’ chances against the Cincinnati Bengals in Oakland on Sunday, and why Bay Area residents can expect to see a lot of the number 50 in the coming months.
  • Daily Madden -- 9/8/15

    September 8, 2015

    The Coach discusses how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is handling the “Deflategate” loss and watching the U.S. Open for tennis.
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.