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Hall of Fame Coach John Madden Dead At 78

etick_madden13_576PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA-

NFL fans cover your eyes, Super Bowl winning head coach John Madden was found this morning dead at his Pleasanton, California home.

Paramedics responded to a call made early this morning and found the 78 year old Hall-of-Fame coach sitting upright on his couch with a microphone in his hand.  The Pleasantville Medical Examiner has not released the cause of death but no foul play is suspected.

Madden was highly known for his Super Bowl win and his 77% win percentage (best win percentage coaching over 100 games).  Many know about the legacy he formed at Oakland. He was also a broadcaster for NBC alongside Al Michaels and a pro football video game was named after him. Earlier this year a reporter asked him if he would ever coach for the Raiders again, he just responded with ” I don’t think I’d coach any team”.

EA sports have already reported that they will be cashing in on Madden’s death with a special commemorative edition of their popular Madden football game with a “John Madden 78” edition this summer.

“There’s no better way for us to pay tribute to John than to make a ton of money off his death,” said EA Sports representative Joseph Goldsmith.  “We’ve already signed a contract with Frank Caliendo to continue to do the voice for the game, and at half the price that’s great news for us.”


A statement and press conference for Oakland’s front office has been scheduled tomorrow.

John Madden is dead at the age of 78.

OJ Simpson On Life Support After Assault By Fellow Inmate

empire-sports-oj-simpson-assaulted-prison-critical-condition-life-support-deadLOVELOCK, NEVADA—

Nevada State Troopers are investigating a Friday inmate-on-inmate assault at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV which left former NFL star OJ Simpson in critical condition.

According to a Saturday NST dispatch, troopers received a call from a sergeant at the prison at about 7:30 p.m. reporting that 66-year-old OJ Simpson had been assaulted by 26-year-old Joseph Goldsmith.

“Simpson was air-lifted to Renown Critical Care Hospital in Reno, NV for treatment,” troopers wrote. “while at the hospital his condition worsened and is currently on life support.”

According to prison officials, Simpson approached Goldsmith in the prison cafeteria and demanded that Goldsmith give up one of the tacos he was eating.  After a short altercation Goldsmith knocked Simpson to the ground and kicked him several times. He then took a bite of his taco and spit it on Simpson before yelling, “There, Nig*a.  How you like that taco now?”

Goldsmith, who is serving 17 years for arson, will have an assault charge added to his criminal record.