November 28, 1999 |
Charles Barkley is 36 and says--as he has before--that this is his last NBA season. For sure, playing for the struggling Houston Rockets doesn't inspire him. "I'm sick of us having team meetings and hearing cell phones and beepers ringing in the middle of them," he told Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle. "We used to come into this locker room before games and watch videotape of previous games or scouting tapes of that night's opponent. Now we're in here watching and listening to BET.
June 16, 2005 |
Rupert Murdoch shocked the sports world in December 1993, bidding a then-whopping $1.58 billion over four years and wresting the NFL away from CBS for his upstart Fox network. The next step was to establish credibility by hiring the biggest name in football commentating, John Madden. To get him, Fox paid Madden a yearly salary of $8 million, far more than anyone else in sports television was making. Madden, 69, apparently is still the hottest announcer in sports TV.
November 5, 2012 |
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.
September 15, 2006 |
John Madden has a high-profile personal spotter working for him in the "NBC Sunday Night Football" booth -- lifelong friend John Robinson, the former USC and Los Angeles Rams coach. Madden and Robinson have been friends since they were fifth graders at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Daly City, Calif. Robinson, the Oakland Raiders' backfield coach in 1975 when Madden was the head coach, left the Raiders to become the head coach at USC in 1976. Now they are working together again.
January 8, 1994 |
John Madden might eventually end up in ABC's "Monday Night Football" booth, replacing Dan Dierdorf, but Madden said Friday that reports that a deal has already been completed were not accurate. "I haven't decided on anything, and I won't until after the season," Madden said from his apartment in New York. "This is the fun part of the season and I want to enjoy it."
December 29, 1998 |
What: Madden NFL '99 (PlayStation) Cost: $39.99 This latest version of the popular home video game has been on the market for more than four months, but its reputation continues to grow with players who appreciate the realism of the game. Former coach and current broadcaster John Madden hit the jackpot when he landed the deal to have this annual game--now in its ninth year--named after him.
April 22, 1992 |
CBS' John Madden maintained his streak of winning a Sports Emmy each time he has been nominated and the network captured five other statuettes at the 13th annual Sports Emmy Awards. ABC, NBC, ESPN and Home Box Office captured five each. Madden was cited as the outstanding sports personality-analyst of 1991, beating out fellow CBS announcers Tim McCarver and Terry Bradshaw, ABC's Dan Dierdorf and Jim Valvano of ABC and ESPN.
March 7, 2012 |
The Indianapolis Colts have called a news conference for 9 a.m. PT Wednesday to announce the release of quarterback Peyton Manning, the centerpiece of their organization for 14 seasons and in many ways the face of the NFL. Both Colts owner Jim Irsay and Manning will participate. It's a sad end to an era for many people, among them John Madden, who told The Times he cannot envision Manning in another uniform. "Some guys deserve a happy ending, and he does," Madden said by phone.
October 17, 1991 |
John Madden, as one might imagine, is a tailgating kind of guy. And he likes his tailgating the way he likes his football: down and dirty. "If you have ribs and chicken, hell, you can't beat that," the CBS-TV football analyst and former Raider coach said. "And beans. And a good barbecue sauce. You just go in and leave the stuff hanging on you. Then you know you've been to a ballgame."