John Madden Would Blitz You Every Down in His Own Video Game

John Madden has a low tolerance for cheesy play in the video game bearing his name. "I don't like to see stuff that isn't real, or isn't practical," he says, "like going for it long on fourth down." He would, however, blitz you every single down, if you gave him back one of his old linebackers. » 8/25/11 6:00pm 8/25/11 6:00pm

We Might've Called It Montana NFL 11

In 1990, Electronic Arts reverse-engineered the Sega Genesis to begin development of a game for it, fully aware that if the project became known, they were in for a major lawsuit. The game was John Madden Football. » 8/05/10 9:30pm 8/05/10 9:30pm

John Madden's Version of Video Game History

Retired football broadcasting legend John Madden told the LA Times there's no such thing as a Madden curse, because it never caused him to get injured. He also shared his take on how video games came to be. » 8/20/09 5:20pm 8/20/09 5:20pm

What Will Happen To The Madden NFL Franchise?

NFL Hall of Famer John Madden lent his name to the popular EA franchise Madden NFL franchise. This spring, the 73-year-old Madden retired from broadcasting. What does this mean for the video games? » 6/23/09 12:00am 6/23/09 12:00am

John Madden Retires, Will Have No Impact On Madden NFL, EA Says

Football Hall of Fame inductee and television commentator John Madden announced his retirement from broadcasting today to spend more time with his family. Don't worry Madden fans, EA says it won't affect the company's game. » 4/16/09 3:40pm 4/16/09 3:40pm

Madden's First Video Game — It Wasn't Football

Tucked in a gallery of vintage video game ads is that at left — John Madden lending his cred as "sportscaster for CBS Video Games" to Atari 2600 versions of GORF and Wizard of Wor. » 1/17/09 7:00pm 1/17/09 7:00pm

John Madden Talks Madden 09

It's that time of year again! Madden 09 comes out in a week and John Madden has some things to say about EA's latest rendition of the game. He discusses how Madden's recent improvements have impressed Fox Sports to the point that they wished to make the television broadcast further resemble the game! We really have… » 8/05/08 8:20pm 8/05/08 8:20pm