John Madden

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The 3 Bay Area NFL Players Ranked As Elite By Madden NFL ’16

For years, NFL fans have feared the “Madden Curse” – the appearance of their big star on the popular video game’s cover. In the past, some of those cover shoots have been followed by poor performances and injuries, leading to the curse rumors.

08/27/2015

Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers returns a punt against linebacker Kyle Wilber #51 of the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne Mania Growing; Madden Says 49ers Can’t Cut Him Now

Jarryd Hayne’s second straight attention-grabbing preseason performance for the 49ers has coach Jim Tomsula continuing his “let’s not get ahead of ourselves here” routine, but the reality is on the edge of inescapable: this guy is going to make the team.

08/24/2015

John Madden. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

John Madden Headed To ‘Happiness’ Hall of Fame?

Former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden is already in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and next month will be inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

08/21/2015

Jarryd Hayne #38 of the San Francisco 49ers breaks the tackle attempt of Rahim Moore #26 of the Houston Texans in the first half at Reliant Arena at Reliant Park on August 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

John Madden: 49ers’ Jarryd Hayne Could Pull Off Switch From Australian Rugby Star To NFL Pro

The pro football world is buzzing about Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne’s debut with the 49ers, and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden is joining the chorus.

08/17/2015

Ken Stabler, John Madden (Allsport/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Recollections Of Raiders Great Ken Stabler

Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame coach and KCBS News contributor John Madden spoke at length about his friend and quarterback, Ken Stabler, who passed away Thursday at the age of 69.

07/10/2015

Notable Deaths 2015

John Madden: Ken Stabler ‘Was A Perfect Raider’

Hall of Fame NFL coach of the Oakland Raiders and KCBS Radio contributor John Madden issued a statement following the death of one of the Raider greats, Ken Stabler.

07/09/2015

Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden looks on during a game on November 1, 1977. (Getty Images)

John Madden – The Raiders Super Bowl Celebration That Wasn’t

Coach Madden remembered the “celebration” for the Raiders after they won the Super Bowl.

06/18/2015

Golden State Warriors legend and Naismith Basketball Hall Of Fame player Rick Barry. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rick Barry: Warriors Better Team Than Cavaliers, Very Similar To 1974-75 NBA Champions

As the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare for their showdown in the NBA Finals, there are remarkable similarities between this Golden State team and the one which won its only NBA title 40 years ago, according to Warriors Hall of Famer Rick Barry.

06/02/2015

Former San Francisco 49ers president and CEO Carmen Policy. (CBS)

Former 49ers President Says NFL Will Likely Return To L.A.; Raiders Included

Former San Francisco 49ers President Carmen Policy has been tapped by the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers to help promote the construction of a $1.7 billion stadium in the city of Carson.

05/21/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots in action against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium.  (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Madden: Manning, Brady Wanted 2006 Rule Change That May Have Led To ‘Deflategate’

John Madden said quarterbacks have had a long history of wanting to work with game footballs during the week and the “Deflategate” scandal was probably a direct result of that.

05/07/2015

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