Latest John Madden News

Cowboys' Jason Witten returns to "MNF" on field, sted booth

Nov. 3, 2019 12:54 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jason Witten is returning to "Monday Night Football" in his more accustomed role as the Dallas Cowboys' tight end and not a television analyst for the ESPN production. For those wondering? The 37-year-old will not be wearing a microphone during the network's prime-time coverage...

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown dies at age 78

Oct. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

Willie Brown established the bump-and-run style of defense the Raiders used for decades, provided the iconic play in Oakland's first Super Bowl title, and impacted nearly every player who suited up for the team over the past half-century. Brown was the consummate Raider. The Hall of Fame cornerback who helped...

Review: Pulitzer winner Weingarten tells story of "One Day"

Oct. 21, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

"One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America," Blue Rider Press, by Gene Weingarten A college student is found strangled beneath a bridge, a baby is grievously burned in a house fire, New York City Mayor Ed Koch is heckled in a church, Russian emigres gather at an airport to return home...

Guaranteed: Joe Namath voted NFL's greatest character

Oct. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super...

Aaron Rodgers returns to his 'special' place: Monday night

Oct. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers loves playing on Monday night. Growing up in Northern California, Rodgers would watch the long-running "Monday Night Football" games, hum the theme song and dream of being a part of the prime-time show. "When you're also a lover of the game and historian of the game,...

Immaculate: Franco Harris' TD catch voted greatest NFL play

Sep. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history. A nationwide panel of 68 media...