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John Madden

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  • Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football

    Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football
    If there is one television sportscaster to whom the adjective “legendary” can honestly be applied, it is Al Michaels, play-by-play announcer of NBC's “Sunday Night Football.” From almost two decades in the booth at ABC's “...
  • 49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'

    49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'
    NEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good. And the young lion is eager to pounce on the throne that retiring Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis has owned for 17...
  • Super Bowl showdowns: Strength vs. strength when Haloti Ngata collides with the 49ers offensive line

    Super Bowl showdowns: Strength vs. strength when Haloti Ngata collides with the 49ers offensive line
    Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup from Sunday’s Super Bowl. Today, he looks at how Haloti Ngata could blast a big hole in the 49ers offensive line. In today’s NFL, with...
  • 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh gets advice from John Madden

    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh gets advice from John Madden
    SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh's preparations for Super Bowl XLVII took an unexpected turn Friday morning when he called into a sports-talk radio show. Not just any show, however. Harbaugh took notes while listening to sage advice from Pro Football Hall of...
  • Coffee Companion (1/4): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (1/4): your daily Ravens fix
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
  • 'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win

    'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win
    "Amazing! A day for the ages," was the way Mike Pons put it about an hour after Orb, the son of the onetime Harford County based stallion Malibu Moon, stayed off a blistering early pace and out of trouble on a sloppy track and then blew away the rest of...
  • Flacco: I'm the best quarterback in NFL; People: Hahahahahhahaaha

    Flacco: I'm the best quarterback in NFL; People: Hahahahahhahaaha
    Oh Joe. This isn't good. You made a big, big statement on Tuesday and folks, well, they're kinda laughing themselves silly at you. You're the BEST quarterback in the NFL? Says you? "I assume everybody thinks they're a top-five quarterback," Flacco told...
  • 'Madden,' concussions and the looming NFL player safety issue

    'Madden,' concussions and the looming NFL player safety issue
    UPDATE: I just received an email response from Cam Weber, GM of American Football for EA Sports. He writes: “In order to depict the seriousness of concussions, when a player is injured in a Madden NFL game, they will be tended to by the medical...
  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
  • Aikman talks a great game

    Troy Aikman has spent a lifetime in the crosshairs of finger-pointers. At Oklahoma, UCLA and with the Cowboys, the quarterback always seemed to be in people's sights. In the wake of three Super Bowl championships and induction into the Pro Football Hall...
  • Phelps plans to dive into video game world

    Phelps plans to dive into video game world
    Following in the footsteps of John Madden and Tiger Woods, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps wants to start his own video game empire. But curiously enough, swimming might not be the main event. "Swimming will be a part of it, but it won't be set in...
  • Baugh, perhaps greatest ever, dies at 94

     
    Sports fans love to talk in superlatives, especially who was the greatest in a given sport. Ruth in baseball. Gretzky in hockey. And then there are the debates. Jordan or Chamberlain? Bobby Jones or Tiger Woods? The differences in eras......