Jared Max

Umpire Carl Paganelli holds a ball after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 18, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sports Often Emulate Life — Many Lie, Cheat And Steal

When I initially read about the deflated footballs a few hours after the AFC Championship game last Sunday, I smiled and shook my head. “Belichick! … Again,” I said to myself. I sounded like Jerry Seinfeld grunting, “Newman!”

01/25/2015

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Deflate-Gate And ‘The Weight’ — A Song For The Patriots’ Scandal

Inspired by the latest alleged shenanigans of the New England Patriots, I got artsy and satirized one of our great American classic rock songs, “The Weight.” Sing along, friends.

01/23/2015

Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Bills, speaks at a press conference announcing Rex Ryan's arrival as head coach of the Buffalo Bills on January 14, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Bills Coach Rex Ryan Is A Real-Life Cartoon Character

Does Rex Ryan remind me of Peter Griffin? Absolutely. Is Rex reminiscent of Homer Simpson? There’s no question.

01/15/2015

Referee Pete Morelli walks during the first half of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Could Legalized Sports Gambling Yield Officiating Integrity?

Wouldn’t it be something if pro sports were kept accountable by widespread legalized gambling?

01/13/2015

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Jared Max: Gov. Christie SHOULD Go To Lambeau This Weekend

Many have criticized the New Jersey governor for carrying the flag for an out-of-state team. Not me.

01/08/2015

A view of Madison Square Garden before fans are admitted to the arena. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Dolan’s Knicks Are The Biggest Ripoff In Sports

It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.

01/06/2015

New York Knicks on the bench during the game on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: The Knicks Are So Bad …

Coming off the heels of their 30th loss — their second 10-game losing streak since Nov. 24, I asked for help describing how futile this Knicks season has become. I took to social media, asking followers and friends to complete the sentence: “The Knicks are so bad, they … . “

01/04/2015

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife, Janay, at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Max: The 14 Most Intriguing Sports Stories Of 2014

Here is my list of the top 14 most intriguing sports stories of 2014.

12/31/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: Planes Towing Banners Heading For The Garden Next?

Now that Rex Ryan has been evicted from his extended stay on the coaching hot seat, there is a vacancy. Don’t bother checking rates on Trivago or Kayak. I understand there is a reservation being held for the Knicks’ Derek Fisher.

12/30/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images); Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Happy Festivus, Fellow Sports Fans

In the spirit of George Carlin’s “Things That P-ss Me Off,” mixed with the holiday cheer made famous by Jerry Stiller, I want to air my grievances about sports (in no particular order).

12/23/2014

Defensive tackle Vance Walker #99 of the Kansas City Chiefs consults a personal electronic device on the bench against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jared Max: We Should Be Excited About Future Of Sports Consumption

How much longer will we have to wait before we use the same device to order a live Knicks/Nets broadcast, episode four of season six of “ALF” and a sesame chicken combination platter?

12/19/2014

John Idzik and Woody Johnson (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Jets Owner Can’t Be Swayed By ‘Fire Idzik’ Bullies

Picture this: Small planes carrying banners circling the workplaces of each of those involved in the “Fire John Idzik” campaign, stating their personal failures.

12/18/2014

A pickup truck belonging to quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers, that was involved in a roll-over accident, is towed away from in front of Bank of America Stadium on December 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Newton was transported from the scene in an ambulance. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Cam Newton Reminds Me ‘Life Is A Vacation’

Two years ago I was nearly killed in a car accident. And like Panthers quarterback Cam Newton this week, I shared my newfound zest for life on social media.

12/11/2014

A fan lets his feelings be known before a game between the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 19, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Hating On ‘Hate’ — Even In Sports

The word has been on my mind since Monday, when I read a story about which NFL teams are most hated in each state. Every once in a while we need a reality check.

12/09/2014

(l-r) Matt Martin #17 congratulates Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders on his goal at 18:26 of the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: It’s A Tale Of Two Cities In Uniondale And Manhattan

Charles Dickens, 155 years ago, wrote about the best of times and the worst of times. The language has been shortened, but the meaning is the same. We’d rather root for LOL than SMH.

12/04/2014

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