The Daily Madden

Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Joselio Hanson #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of a preseason game on August 9, 2013 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Raiders Rally Past the Cowboys

John Madden’s weekend got off to a good start, watching the Raiders’ win in their exhibition opener Friday night.


NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Atlanta Falcons

Daily Madden: Superb Job by Kaepernick

On the road and down by double digits, playing in a dome with incredibly distracting noise, Coach Madden praises the 49ers’ young quarterback for making all the right adjustments, exercising great communication, and executing the right plays to propel San Francisco to a Sunday victory over Atlanta and a trip to the Super Bowl.


Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants looks on against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 7, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Crawford A Rare Homegrown Talent For Giants

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is one of the few players in recent history to be born and raised in the Bay Area and be a regular on the big-league club.


Referees take the field before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens led the Browns 9-7 at the half. (Larry French/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Should Regular NFL Officials Take A Bow?

The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and the fans gave them a warm welcome back before bestowing their loudest cheers upon the Baltimore Ravens, who never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.


Jerry Sandusky

Daily Madden: Victims Must Come First For Penn State

The sports world – and in fact, much of the country and general public – continues to reel from Thursday’s release of a 267-page report on the Penn State sexual molestation scandal.


Matt Cain #18 of the San Francisco Giants (R) stands behind the pitchers mound after recording his 13th strikeout of the game against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at AT&T Park on June 13, 2012 in San Francisco. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Arguing The All-Stars

Major League Baseball takes its annual mid-summer break for the All-Star game Tuesday night in Kansas City. And, well ahead of the first pitch, there was plenty of chatter about who would take the mound.


John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Madden Weighs In On Paying College Athletes

There’s been plenty of chatter about the potential for college athletes to be paid. In fact, collegiate athletic directors from some universities planned to meet and discuss the matter – and may even be ready to push a formal proposal forward.


San Francisco Giants Photo Day

Daily Madden: The Giants’ Cactus League Starting Lineup

The starting lineup for a so-called “meaningless” Cactus League game involving the San Francisco Giants on Friday had two names that were sparking some buzz: Freddy Sanchez and Buster Posey.


John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Celebrations, Tantrums And Injuries

In Wednesday’s chat with the KCBS morning crew, John Madden talks about unsafe celebrations and other demonstrations by athletes that backfire.


Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after giving up a run to the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park on April 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: In Defense Of Bochy

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Did Giants manager Bruce Bochy leave ace pitcher Tim Lincecum in the game too long in the team’s 7-4 loss to the Rockies Monday night? Some analysts and a lot […]