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April 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Pat Summerall was “one of the card-carrying good guys,” and his death is “a damn shock,” said John Madden, his longtime partner in the broadcast booth. Summerall, 82, died Tuesday, Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed. The Dallas Morning News reported that Summerall died in his room at Dallas' Zale Lipshy Hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip. “He was so solid and a good friend and a real pro,” Madden told The Times in a telephone interview.
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April 3, 2014
Sandy Grossman, 78, a television sports director who oversaw broadcasts of a record 10 Super Bowls and introduced several innovations to TV sports coverage, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., according to his son Dean. Grossman won eight Emmys for his work in a career that spanned more than four decades. From early on, he sought to not just cover the action, but also humanize sports matches by concentrating on individuals. "A good football broadcast should be like a good novel," Grossman said in a 1980 Los Angeles Times interview.
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October 5, 2009 | SAM FARMER
Welcome to plasma paradise. Nine massive flat-screen televisions with a cinema-quality movie screen in the middle. A different NFL game on each screen, with the sound coming from the big one in the middle. Plus seven experts, the fathers of nine NFL quarterbacks. Who but John Madden could watch football that way? Call the it what you like -- Hut-Hut Heaven, Sunday Click-It, Temple of BOOM! -- just don't call it the Man Cave. Not within earshot of Madden, at least.
SPORTS
August 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Live streaming video by Ustream   Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam". Each Tuesday, you'll hear post-game analysis, performance forecasting, and guests who are big names from the big leagues.  John Madden will join Mark and Sam for the pilot episode today at 11 a.m. PT. Madden spent 11 years coaching for the Raiders. Madden then had a lengthy career as a football broadcaster, spanning from 1979 to 2009.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Lisa Rosen
What if you could outsource retirement? "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" took a cast loaded with British talent - Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy among them - to India to find out. The fish-out-of-England romantic comedy did boffo business. With a $10-million budget, it has grossed more than $135 million worldwide since its May release, making it Fox Searchlight's highest-grossing specialty film of 2012. Director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love,") and writer Ol Parker were in town recently to chat about the film, playing off each other like a seasoned comedy team.
SPORTS
July 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
On my drive from 49ers to Raiders training camp last week, I stopped in San Francisco to see John Madden, who typically spends a few days a week at his condominium in the city. He prefers the cool, foggy weather in summer to the relative heat of the East Bay, where he has a home. Madden, the Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster and video game magnate, is particularly interested in watching San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick this season. Madden followed him closely when Kaepernick was at Nevada, if only because his games were on TV so frequently.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
With the death of Pat Summerall, sports broadcasting lost one of its great straight men. Summerall, who died Tuesday at age 82, played a decade in the NFL during the 1950s. But he was best known for his pairing with John Madden on TV, where the two redefined football game announcing for 22 seasons starting in 1981 on CBS and later on Fox.  Madden, a former coach, made for an expansive, excessive, endlessly voluble analyst, and Summerall provided his perfect play-by-play foil.
SPORTS
May 19, 2009 | Sam Farmer
John Madden has answered to three names over the course of his five-decade career in the NFL. To the people who remember him leading the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, he's Coach. To those who know him best as a broadcaster, he's John. And to Generation Xbox, he's Madden. But who is he now? Madden, 73, surprised the football world last month when he called it a career, retiring after 30 years in the broadcast booth -- and with three years remaining on his contract with NBC.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2009 | Greg Braxton and Diane Pucin
For more than a generation the avuncular John Madden was the principal voice of America's most popular game, professional football. In his more than 30 years as a broadcaster, the former coach turned announcer appeared on all four networks and was familiar to those old enough to remember his 1977 Super Bowl victory with the Oakland Raiders as to those young enough to tackle his bestselling video game.
SPORTS
March 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
Hall of Fame coach John Madden said Tuesday that he anticipates NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hand out severe punishments in the wake of the so-called "pay for performance" bounty scandal of the New Orleans Saints. "When [Goodell] does something and he gets them -- and I don't know what the discipline is -- but I'll tell you what, when he puts some teeth in the rules or whatever he's going to do, it won't happen again," said Madden, who co-chairs the league's safety panel with former player Ronnie Lott.
SPORTS
July 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
On my drive from 49ers to Raiders training camp last week, I stopped in San Francisco to see John Madden, who typically spends a few days a week at his condominium in the city. He prefers the cool, foggy weather in summer to the relative heat of the East Bay, where he has a home. Madden, the Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster and video game magnate, is particularly interested in watching San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick this season. Madden followed him closely when Kaepernick was at Nevada, if only because his games were on TV so frequently.
SPORTS
April 17, 2013 | By David Wharton
Sochi officials have announced that they hope to make their city safer and more appealing by killing more than 2,000 stray cats and dogs before the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to the RBC Daily newspaper. "It's obvious that there should be no animals on the streets," Sergei Krivonosov, a government official, told the paper. "We have responsibilities to the international community. Killing [strays] is just a faster way to solve this task. " Russian press has reported public protests in response to the announcement.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Larry Stewart
Sportscaster Pat Summerall, who teamed with John Madden for more than two decades on NFL telecasts, forming one of the best known announcing duos in TV history, has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed by Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell, according to the Associated Press. No other details were immediately available. Summerall had been living in Southlake, Texas, in recent years. Known for his deep, resonant voice and a smooth, understated delivery that wasted no words, Summerall worked with Tom Brookshier on the NFL for CBS from 1975 and was paired with Madden in 1981.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
With the death of Pat Summerall, sports broadcasting lost one of its great straight men. Summerall, who died Tuesday at age 82, played a decade in the NFL during the 1950s. But he was best known for his pairing with John Madden on TV, where the two redefined football game announcing for 22 seasons starting in 1981 on CBS and later on Fox.  Madden, a former coach, made for an expansive, excessive, endlessly voluble analyst, and Summerall provided his perfect play-by-play foil.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Pat Summerall was “one of the card-carrying good guys,” and his death is “a damn shock,” said John Madden, his longtime partner in the broadcast booth. Summerall, 82, died Tuesday, Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed. The Dallas Morning News reported that Summerall died in his room at Dallas' Zale Lipshy Hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip. “He was so solid and a good friend and a real pro,” Madden told The Times in a telephone interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Larry Stewart, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Pat Summerall, who was half of one of the best known announcing teams in television sportscasting history as John Madden's broadcasting partner for more than two decades of NFL games, has died. He was 82. Summerall, who lived in Southlake, Texas, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital, where he was recovering from surgery for a broken hip. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed his death. Known for his deep, resonant voice and a smooth, understated delivery that wasted no words, Summerall worked with Tom Brookshier on the NFL for CBS from 1975 and was paired with Madden in 1981.
OPINION
January 1, 2007 | Kerry Madden, KERRY MADDEN is the author of "Gentle's Holler," a PEN USA finalist in children's literature for 2006.
I AM NOT John Madden's daughter. My name is Madden, and it's true that I grew up on the gridiron. My father was a college and professional football coach, and our family dressed in team colors of purple and white, cardinal and gold, orange and white. Family vacations often included detours to empty stadiums. "Look alive, kids," Dad would say. "That's where the Kansas City Chiefs play!" We moved every three or four years, my father forever seeking "the opportunity to win."
MAGAZINE
January 25, 1987 | DAVID CHAMBERLAIN, David Chamberlain, a Denver-based writer, has appeared in Harper's, Rolling Stone, Outside and Sport.
IT IS EARLY EVENING ON a Tuesday in mid-December, and John Madden is aboard a train that, after the usual phantom starts and inexplicable delays, has finally pulled out of Chicago. Unable to fly because of claustrophobia, Madden has just spent two days in Amtrak-imposed limbo, since no direct passenger rail service exists between Denver, site of his previous assignment, and Dallas, where he is headed now to cover his final game of the regular football season.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Lisa Rosen
What if you could outsource retirement? "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" took a cast loaded with British talent - Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy among them - to India to find out. The fish-out-of-England romantic comedy did boffo business. With a $10-million budget, it has grossed more than $135 million worldwide since its May release, making it Fox Searchlight's highest-grossing specialty film of 2012. Director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love,") and writer Ol Parker were in town recently to chat about the film, playing off each other like a seasoned comedy team.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By Susan King
The drama "Broken" led the way Monday with nine nominations for the British Independent Film Awards, including best film.  Rufus Norris was nominated in the debut director and director categories. Also nominated were Tim Roth as lead actor and Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear as supporting actor. Ben Wheatley's "Sightseers" and Peter Strickland's "Berberian Sound Studio" earned seven nominations each. Joining those three titles in the category of best film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "The Imposter.
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