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Fans take photos before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max: What Do Our Sports Interests Say About Who And What We Are?

On Wednesday, I posted a general collection of results regarding Americans’ interests in sports. Today, we dig deeper into the NBA, NHL and golf.

05/21/2015

Chicago Bears fan Tim Granholm, wearing a Walter Payton jersey, stands during an event at the White House to honor the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, on October 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama, who is a Bears fan, realized the team never got to enjoy the customary ceremony given to the champions of the season, and invited the team to the White House. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Jared Max: What Do Our Sports Interests Say About Who And What We Are?

Earlier this month, Public Policy Polling conducted a national survey that asked 28 questions regarding Americans’ interest in sports.

05/20/2015

Derek Stepan celebrates with Chris Kreider #20, Jesper Fast #19 and the rest of the New York Rangers after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Washington Capitals to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals 2-1 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sweet Relief! But Rangers, Please Make The Next One Easy

I don’t care that the Lightning swept their season series against New York. Wasn’t that like … five months ago?

05/14/2015

Tom Brady, Roger Goodell

Jared Max: NFL Deflected Attention From Itself By Throwing Book At Brady, Pats

Again, the league has tried to absolve itself from blame or wrongdoing by levying draconian punishment against those whose bad behaviors it had enabled.

05/13/2015

Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 2-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Irregular Rangers Just Need One Good Push

The Blueshirts are squeezing so hard, they’re on the verge of popping blood vessels.

05/07/2015

Isiah Thomas

Jared Max: First Mayweather-Pacquiao, Now Isiah? Have I Lost My Mind?

Just when I thought modern society had reached new depths of despair, James Dolan raised the stakes.

05/06/2015

Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Jared Max: On This National Honesty Day, I Want Athletes To ACTUALLY Be Honest

Just for today, feel free to be honest with everybody you know. Just say “it’s National Honesty Day. ” And all should be forgiven.

04/30/2015

A view of the players corridor at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Islanders Movin’ Out, But Still In A New York State Of Mind

At Wikipedia, the change has already been made. Barclays Center is listed as the Islanders’ home arena.

04/28/2015

Yankee Stadium

Jared Max: The Dollars And Sense Of Managing Baseball

Is it possible that some managers make in-game decisions based on whether or not a relief pitcher can get credit for a save or a hold?

04/23/2015

Reds manager Bryan Price (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Reds Manager Bryan Price Is My New Hero

While so many public figures are so scared to speak their minds — fearing arrest by the officers of the “GOTCHA” Politically Correct Police Department — Price planted his flag on the PCPD’s front lawn.

04/21/2015

New York Rangers fans enjoy the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on December 21, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: What Defines A New York Rangers Fan?

“It’s a power-play goal!!” makes me happy the way the opening notes of a Rush song on the radio do. Let’s Go Rangers!! Cup or bust, baby!

04/16/2015

Jordan Spieth waves to patrons at the 18th hole during Round 2 of the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Air Jordan Vs. Jordan Heir — The Legacy Of A Name

Would you be offended if your legacy was marginalized to a faceless proper noun? More times than not, our greatest contributors are outlived by their names. “Hey, checkout my new Ford!”

04/15/2015

Yankees starter CC Sabathia reacts during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Has CC Sabathia’s Age And Size Finally Caught Up To Him?

They might be the butt of jokes, but pitchers can succeed despite their extra large cabooses and midsections.

04/12/2015

Tiger Woods of the United States speaks to the media during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Is There Still A Tiger Alive Beneath Eldrick’s Skin?

Had I been told six years ago that Tiger Woods would be a 40-to-1 long shot to win the 2015 Masters, I would have wondered which body part(s) Tiger had lost.

04/07/2015

Sports Illustrated (11/6/06) cover inscribed by 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein (Credit: Jared Max/WFAN)

Jared Max: 10 Sports Mementos That I Would Love To Own

If you had money to throw around to buy a Mets bullpen cart, what other items would you be interested in possessing?

04/02/2015

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