Dave was actually watching a bit of football on Sunday afternoon when he heard Al Michaels mention that his co-anchor, John Madden, was off on a two-week “vacation.” Coincidentally, the NFLPA/Players Inc. trial happens to be starting on Monday, October 20th. Even though he’s apparently not subpoenaed to testify, it’s rather mysterious that he’d take a couple of weeks off while the trial is running. Perhaps he just want to dodge some interesting questions.
So Sports Illustrated decided to have a little fun this morning on their SI.com website, comparing John Madden to legendary high-school slacker Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – click HERE to read about the movie). And just click on the picture below to go to Sports Illustrated’s story.