John Madden knew his longtime friend and broadcast partner Pat Summerall was not in the best of health, but was nevertheless shocked by his death.
Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Security at sporting events is being reviewed and in some cases expanded following the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
Adam Scott won the Masters on the second hole of a playoff with Angel Cabrera Sunday. But golf fans are still talking about the two stroke penalty Tiger Woods was assessed Saturday for an improper drop after his ball ricocheted off the flag stick into a water hazard.
14-year-old Guan Tianlang of China shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters Thursday, giving him a good shot to make the cut. “When you hear someone’s in the eighth grade, don’t you think back to when you were in the eighth grade and what you could do then?” John Madden asked the KCBS Radio morning crew.
John Madden, whose enthusiastic, down-to-earth style has made him one of sports’ most popular broadcasters for several decades, celebrated his 77th birthday on Wednesday.
The Warriors clinched a playoff spot with their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night, only their second postseason trip in 19 years. It’s a first step to respectability, but John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew it’s one that should be noted.
Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan in the NCAA championship game Monday night for the Cardinals’ third national title and their coach’s second at two schools. “They do play hard,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Those were two physical teams that play both ends of the court and go after each other.”
The NFL is putting cameras in locker rooms so fans in the stadium can watch players get ready for the game. “The biggest thing is fan experience,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The San Francisco Giants open at home against the Cardinals Friday afternoon, but first they’ll celebrate their second World Series championship in three years.