NFL Legend John Madden Undergoes Open Heart Surgery

Hall Of Fame NFL coach John Madden underwent successful open heart surgery and is “expected to fully recover,” says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Madden, 79, was released from a San Francisco hospital Wednesday after a procedure to repair blockages in his heart.

Raiders' John Madden seems pretty happy as Oakland came away with a win 32-14 at the Super Bowl XI game of the Oakland Raiders vs the Minnesota Vikings played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on  January 9, 1977.   Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders vs Minnesota Vikings - January 9, 1977 (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

Goodell spoke with Madden … and says, “He sounds great, but is frustrated about being on injured reserve for the time being.” “He is anxious to return to action soon doing the important work he does for our game. He’s a tremendous fountain of ideas and we can’t wait to get him back. We are all pleased to know that John’s procedure was successful and wish him a speedy recovery.” h/t tmz

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Madden was the colorful coach of the Oakland Raiders and currently serves on NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel and the Coaches Subcommittee to the Competition Committee.

PILOT DIES Flying WE GOT DEMARCO Banner Over Cowboys Practice

An Eagles fan who raised more than $1,800 on GoFundMe to fly a WE GOT DEMARCO banner over the Cowboys practice today, got some very bad news, the pilot crashed the plane and died.

The Cowboys practice in a facility is located in Oxnard, CA.

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“One person was killed Sunday when a single-engine plane crashed and burned during takeoff at Compton-Woodley Airport. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS Confirmed: Junior Seau Dead at 43

Former NFL star Junior Seau, 43, died at his Oceanside, Calif., home Wednesday.

Coincidence? Seau becomes the eighth member of the 1994 San Diego Chargers, who lost Super Bowl XXIX to the 49ers, to die at a young age. The others: Chris Mims, David Griggs, Rodney Culver, Lewis Bush, Curtis Whitley, Shawn Lee and Doug Miller.

San Diego native and current Dolphins tailback Reggie Bush tweeted: