Breaking News: Madden Retires From Broadcasting

“It’s time. I’m 73 years old. My 50th wedding anniversary is this fall,” Madden said. “I have two great sons and their families and my five grandchildren are at an age now when they know when I’m home and, more importantly, when I’m not.”

Schedule Analysis: NFC

Yesterday, the NFL released its schedule for the 2009 season and as always it includes a bevy of intriguing games. Right off the bat, my biggest issue is the Dallas Cowboys. Despite missing the playoffs, releasing Terrell Owens and thus, losing a decent amount of sizzle in the […]

Video of the Day: Schedule Day!

Yesterday was such a downer because of Harry Kalas’ death. At least today providesĀ a brief glimpse of joy as the NFL releases it schedule tonight at 7pm on a variety of cable outlets. Today’s video homage is to the regular season game that sold me on the NFL. […]

We’ll Miss You Harry: 1936-2009

When I attended elementary school in the mid 80s, the Phillies and the Sixers were the first two sports teams I became interested in. The Sixers won the title in ’83, which was one of my first sports memories and the Phillies were a few years removed from […]

Video of the Day: Ali vs. Cosell

HBO debuted a wonderful documentary about the third fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Manila on Saturday night. It jogged my boxing memory regarding another great doc on boxing, When We Were Kings, which covered the Ali-Foreman title fight in Zaire, one year prior to the […]

Counting The Days…

The NFL will release its schedule in prime-time for the first time ever coming up on Tuesday night at 7pm. Both ESPN and the NFL Network will run their own schedule release shows to coincide with this special day. To be honest, I’m equally excited about the schedule […]

Video of the Day: Terry Meets Joe

Back in 1976, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw had a run-in with Browns defensive lineman Joe “Turkey” Jones. If you watch the FOX pregame show during the season, you may have heard Bradshaw mention this play from time to time. Clearly, it’s not one of his favorites. In fact, […]