Jared Max

Jodie Meeks #20 of the Detroit Pistons prepares to shoot a free throw against the Toronto Raptors on March 24, 2015 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: How Would You Change Professional Sports?

If you could implement one new rule in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL, what changes would you make?

03/26/2015

Michael Sam (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Jared Max: NFL’s Continued Shunning Of Michael Sam Is A Failure Of Decency 101

“Do you really think that is the reason why Michael Sam is not on an NFL roster?” Every time I get asked this question, I am reminded why Sam has not found a job since he graduated college.

03/24/2015

Junior Seau (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Joseph Maroon’s Comments About CTE Were Misleading, Irresponsible

Dr. Maroon declared that CTE is a “rare phenomena” that “although real, is being over-exaggerated and being extrapolated to youth football and to high school football.”

03/19/2015

A Cincinnati Reds fan displays a sign in support of Pete Rose during a game at Great American Ball Park on August 13, 2014. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Dear MLB, Stop Playing God — Play Ball!

It is time to dismount from your two-faced high horse and open the door for Pete Rose. Shoeless Joe Jackson, too.

03/17/2015

Rangers fans going bonkers at MSG during the run to the Cup Final in 2014 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: New York Rangers — Stanley Cup Or Bust?

Last season’s unexpected surge to the Stanley Cup Final was not a fluke. It was practice.

03/12/2015

Robert Guerrero (red trunks) is knocked down by Keith Thurman (white trunks) during a Premier Boxing Champions bout in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Is Boxing Making A Rocky-Like Comeback?

Knocked bloody to the canvas several times the last two decades — by itself and its modern sibling, MMA — the sport of boxing went Rocky Balboa on Ivan Drago Saturday night.

03/10/2015

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Spring Ahead — And When The Time Is Right, Our Teams Will Win

Whether we learned from videos on YouTube, Ecclesiastes in the Bible or Roger McGuinn in The Byrds, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.

03/08/2015

A puck on the ice before a game at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: A Lesson In Watching Hockey — Stop Saying You Can’t See The Puck

Watching the Rangers-Predators game on television on Monday night brought me back 25 years to Christmas morning when I tried to explain to my mother how to view the 3-D Magic Eye print I had bought her.

03/03/2015

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images), A-Rod (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), CC Sabathia

Jared Max: Tex, A-Rod, CC And The 2015 Yankees — Cross Your Fingers!

Inside the Yankees fridge, there’s a plethora of leftovers. The lobster isn’t fresh. The filet mignon is long gone. But, this is it. Hal’s done shopping.

02/26/2015

Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team pitches against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard Motivated Following ‘Heartbreaking’ End To 2014

“To be in the big leagues has been my dream ever since I was a little kid … I use it as a little extra motivation, because I don’t want to hear that phone call again.”

02/25/2015

Alex Rodriguez signs autographs for fans after arriving at the New York Yankees' spring training complex on Feb. 23, 2015. (Photo by Sweeny Murti/WFAN)

Jared Max: A-Rod’s Return Comes With Predictable Drama

Days after releasing a handwritten apology to fans, A-Rod may have created another reason to say he’s sorry by not giving his bosses a heads up that he was en route to spring training.

02/24/2015

Colin Kaepernick responds to a fan on Twitter (Credit: Twitter via @Kaepernick7)

Jared Max: Boom! Colin Kaepernick 1, Twitter Troll 0

I love when performers confront their hecklers in surgical fashion, like Colin Kaepernick did Wednesday.

02/19/2015

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Yankees Need To Realize That Glory Is Not Rebuilt With One Swing

I love classic rock, but I cannot listen to the Yankees play the same Boston and Bad Company songs again. They need to become more of a progressive college radio station.

02/17/2015

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks poses for portraits during the NBAE Circuit as part of 2015 All-Star Weekend at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel on February 12, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: Memo To Melo — I Don’t CARE If You Play In The All-Star Game

If you still expect Anthony to miss this All-Star party, you were probably shocked, too, when Bobby Brady miraculously recovered from a “sickness” to play catch with Joe Namath in his backyard.

02/12/2015

The website Knicks4Sale.com as seen on February 10, 2015. (Knicks4Sale.com)

Jared Max: Website Bullies Have New Target, Same Misguided Vision

Well that didn’t take long! Six weeks to the day since I predicted here that a fan-protest campaign would get rerouted from the Jets’ complex to MSG, my vision is nearing fruition.

02/10/2015

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