Jared Max

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

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Jared Max: NBA, MLB Commissioners Looking To Shake Up Their Sports

Determined to remain relevant with current American culture, our two newest governors of sport rocked our world this week.

02/08/2015

Bruce Jenner of the USA celebrates during his record-setting performance in the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.  (Photo: Tony Duffy /Allsport)

Jared Max: Who Can Be Selfless And Self-Promoting? Bruce Jenner Can

I have recognized myself growing increasingly irritated by baseless, ignorant, and dangerous commentary about Bruce Jenner.

02/05/2015

Danny Amendola #80, LeGarrette Blount #29, Shane Vereen #34, Timothy Wright #81, Brandon LaFell #19 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots stretch before the New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Practice on January 28, 2015 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Super Bowl Betting — Is It For Amusement Only?

Gambling on the Super Bowl reminds me of boozing on New Year’s Eve. Even those who don’t partake the other 364 days tend to grant themselves an evening pass from purity.

01/29/2015

Patriots owner Robert Kraft addresses reporters at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Deflatriots Suddenly Getting High And Mighty Doesn’t Pass Sniff Test

I see enough evidence to merit charges. Odds on a conviction are high, I believe. I don’t care who pulled the trigger — or the pin, in this case.

01/28/2015

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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