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John Madden

A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Lawsuit Will Help Educate All In NFL

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Jeremy Newberry is one of eight former players accusing the NFL in a lawsuit of regular misuse of painkillers to keep players on the field. “I think (the lawsuit) is going to lead to more education,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/21/2014

Jeremy Newberry #62 of the San Francisco 49ers faces the New Orleans Saints during the game at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans , Louisiana. The 49ers won 38-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

NFL Pain-Killer Culture: John Madden Says Broadcast Announcer Gets Shots, Too

Hall of Fame coach John Madden offered an anecdote Wednesday of the NFL drug culture extending up to the announcing booth.

05/21/2014

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Daily Madden: Why Tony La Russa Missed Coaching

Former Cardinals and A’s manager Tony La Russa has been named ‘Chief Baseball Officer’ by the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks. “I texted Tony and I got an interesting response,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/20/2014

A general view of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to Super Bowl XLVII on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Change In NFL Playoffs, Yet

Among the topics at the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta this week is an expanded playoffs schedule. “Eventually it’s going to happen,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “It’s not going to happen […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2014

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Peyton Changes Definition Of ‘Omaha’

Quarterback Peyton Manning says he’ll still use the word ‘Omaha’ while calling plays for the Denver Broncos this season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/16/2014

Steve Kerr (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Kerr Gets Big Payday, But Will Need Help As First-Time Coach

The Golden State Warriors Wednesday signed Steve Kerr to his first head coaching job.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/15/2014

Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves slides into home plate to score a run past a tag from Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants in front of umpire Ed Hickox #15 during the sixth inning at AT&T Park on May 13, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: No Excuse For Buster’s Missed Tag

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The throw to home plate from Giants right fielder Hunter Pence in the sixth inning beat the runner by a mile, but catcher Buster Posey missed the tag. Trailing 1-0 at […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/14/2014

Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #5 overall by the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Judge NFL Draftees Three Years From Now

NFL team managers are meeting this week with the players they picked up in the draft. “Everyone says ‘how do you like your draft,'” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Right after you do your draft you like it. You have to ask that question three years from now… You really don’t know what you have until you teach him what you want him to do in your system.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/13/2014

Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #1 overall by the Houston Texansduring the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The NFL Draft As Reality TV

The NFL’s three-day draft extravaganza ended late Saturday with good TV ratings. “I thought it was the best job they’ve ever done,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2014

Jalen Saunders #8 of the South squad catches a pass in front of Jimmie Ward #15 of the North squad during the Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. The South defeated the North 20-10. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: 49ers Score High With Low Pick

Declining to trade up for a higher pick, the 49ers waited for their 30 spot to select Northern Illinois safety Jimmie Ward in the NFL Draft Thursday night.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/09/2014

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