I know he's 73 years old, but I'm still shocked John Madden retired. I always thought he'd work until he couldn't work anymore. Whether you're a fan or not, it's sad he's leaving because he's another one of those figures you grew up listening to and was so much a part of your first memories as a sports fan. Anyway, let's remember the big guy. Here are the top five Madden commercials (I had no idea he did a McDonald's spot). And here are his funniest quotes. The video game will live on. And here is Madden's most memorable use of the telestrator.
What do Barkevious Mingo, Nutritious Love, Velvet Milkman and Iris Macadangdang have in common? They're battling for the Sports Name of the Year.
Yankee Stadium concessions :: Jimmy Traina
There were two main thoughts I had while attending the new Yankee Stadium opener Thursday (thanks to my screenwriter friend Rob and his free tickets). First, "I can't believe how much this looks like the old Stadium." Second, "Holy S---, everything is even more expensive that I thought it would be." For more observations and thoughts from the Yankees home opener -- and a must-see picture of the Jersey of the Day -- click here.
Whether you're a hockey fan or not, you must check out this NHL Playoffs Separated at Birth photo gallery.
Granted, I'm not objective because I'm sort of a Derek Jeter stalker, but this might be my all-time favorite commercial. Jeter, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer reenact Saturday Night Fever.
This is simply one of the best videos ever made. Billy Mays orders at McDonald's. (Thanks to Perry Knotts, of St. Augustine, Fla., for the link.)
Check out happened when Minnesota's top high school basketball player, Tayler Hill, announced where she was going to college.