NFL’s Hall of Fame voting process shrouded in secrecy

This is my Friday feature on the NFL Hall of Fame voting process. Six-hundred-and-eight journalists were eligible to vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Thirty-seven of them didn’t vote at all. Forty-six journalists vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That’s it. One voter represents each NFL city, and 14 voters are at-large. Once a year on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, they meet up…

January 30, 2014

Harbaugh: “I don’t know where you’ve gotten the impression that I don’t enjoy talking to the media.”

SANTA CLARA – This is the transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday press conference, courtesy of the 49ers.   Any complaints? “New haircut there, [Bay Area News Group beat writer] Cam [Inman]?”   I got it in Atlanta. I like to go to barbershops on the road. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don’t. “High and tight, looks good.”   What resonated with you from your chat with John Madden on KCBS…

January 25, 2013

Madden says Kaepernick matches up well against the Bears “spot rush”

John Madden spoke on KCBS Thursday morning. Here’s what he said about Colin Kaepernick. Q: If it is the two backup QBs on Monday night – Colin Kaepernick and Jason Campbell – who has the edge in your mind? MADDEN: Kaepernick, because he can run with the ball. The play can break down and he can make a touchdown out of it. That’s the thing that holds the pass rush…

November 15, 2012

Madden on Moss

John Madden is really humorous. He got off a good one this morning about former quarterback Jim Harbaugh: “If Jim Harbaugh’s arm is strong enough to throw to Randy Moss, that’s probably not a good sign about Moss’ speed.” As you may have heard, Harbaugh will throw the passes to Moss today at his tryout. Anyone who goes early to the home games can attest to Harbaugh’s arm strength. He…

March 12, 2012