John Madden

Attendance at 49ers games, ratings in the NFL and participation in high school are all down. Football has never been weaker in America. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Where will football be in 50 years?

We talked to John Madden during Tuesday’s Greg Papa show. The legendary…

 

Jessica Chastain plays a lobbyist whose ethics are questionable in the entertaining “Miss Sloane.” (Courtesy  Kerry Hayes/ EuropaCorp)

Jessica Chastain takes control in ‘Miss Sloane’

Compromised by too many plot twists, “Miss Sloane” is not a searing…

 

Raiders QB Derek Carr may have injured his hand on this play as he tangles with the Bengals' Adam "Pacman" Jones. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Please leave, Raiders

John Madden, bless him, walked onto the Coliseum field at halftime to…

 

Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden, left, stands alongside Raiders QB Ken Stabler in Baltimore in 1977. (AP)

Stabler liked the party, but loved the game more

Ken Stabler was a very cool customer, as John Madden, his coach…

Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden, left, stands alongside Raiders QB Ken Stabler in Baltimore in 1977. (AP)
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Thursday at the age of 69. (AP)

Stabler’s magical memories remain vivid

Oh those Oakland Raiders of the 1970s, talented and uninhibited, who, like…

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Thursday at the age of 69. (AP)
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Thursday at the age of 69. (AP)

Former Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

A Snake wouldn’t seem to offer much help on a football field.…

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died Thursday at the age of 69. (AP)
The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Warriors vs. LeBron: Rematch in ’16?

This one was for Purvis Short and Sonny Parker, and even for…

The Golden State Warriors could meet LeBron James (23) in future NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
COURTESY LAURIE SPARHAM/FOX SEARCHLIGHTFrom left

Second ‘Marigold Hotel’ isn’t best

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” returns to the colorfully dysfunctional dwelling…

COURTESY LAURIE SPARHAM/FOX SEARCHLIGHTFrom left
Stephan Savoia/AP file photoBefore he went to the NFL

Bay Area stars on CIF’s fall All-Century team

Ollie Matson, John Madden and Tom Brady are some of the big…

Stephan Savoia/AP file photoBefore he went to the NFL
Big opening: From left

Director Madden pays compliments to his ‘Debt’ stars

During an era when so many new directors come from the worlds…

Big opening: From left
Taking action: In “The Debt

Solid thriller 'The Debt' pays off in the end

While too conventional and unexceptional to wow or deeply move us, the…

Taking action: In “The Debt