Jared Max

A general view of Charlotte Hornets fans on opening night before their game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Time Warner Cable Arena on October 29, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Sorry, But The NBA Is Just … Just … Boring!

I apologize for my foul take on the NBA. Maybe I’m just feeling foul because baseball season went into hibernation last night.


Jets QBs Michael Vick (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) and Geno Smith  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Jets Fans Stuck In Long, Dark, Depressing Tunnel

Jets fans probably feel like Roy Hobbs in “The Natural,” forced to listen to psychobabble about how losing is a disease. But we stand by our teams no matter how dire it gets.


Michael Sam (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Michael Sam Isn’t Alone, So Why Is He Doing This … Alone?

While Sam may still become the first openly gay player on a regular-season NFL roster, we are long overdue for others to look in the mirror and recognize it’s their time to pick up the check.


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Jared Max: 44-Minute Games? Don’t Stop There, NBA Commish

How about 10-minute quarters — can we compromise there? Forty minutes of basketball would replicate the college game, where NBA players were groomed.


Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants talks with reporters following the game against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Jared Max: I’ve Got News For You — Sports Reporters Aren’t Going Anywhere

If communicating to a live audience was as easy as hitting a baseball, more players would be broadcasters and writers, and I would have been a third baseman for the Yankees.


Norichika Aoki of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Max: Underdog Royals Quickly (And Temporarily) Becoming America’s Team

I am riveted by this team. Maybe I just like the name Mike Moustakas. Or perhaps there’s more to it…


A TMZ tour bus travels on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Max: If It Bleeds, It Leads — Boo To The TMZ-ification Of Sports

Nowadays, our sports section is the police blotter. Competition seems to have become a backdrop to stories about famous athletes doing things that have nothing to do with sport.


Jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Max: Jets’ Slow Death, My Lost MacBook And The 5 Stages Of Grief

Despite statistics that show the Jets are just horrible, Rex Ryan made a strong case Wednesday that denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images);  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Max: Fantasy Football — You Do Know It’s Not The Real Thing, Right?

I would rather walk from West New York, New Jersey to the East Side of Manhattan in cold, driving rain — dodging daredevil bicyclists and taxis emulating freshly beheaded chickens — than listen to somebody talk about his or her fantasy football team.


David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts present Derek Jeter with a piece of the Green Monster signed by all members of the Boston Red Sox prior to the last game of the season at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Max On Derek Jeter: When Respect Is Mutual, Anything Is Possible

Were you feeling good last Sunday afternoon, perhaps indefinably so? I was. And here’s why…


A merch salesperson gets ready for Derek Jeter's final games in the Bronx on September 24, 2014. (Photo by Jared Max/CBSNewYork)

Max: A Happy ‘2’ Year For Jeter’s Farewell

While some these days may celebrate Rosh Hashanah saying “L’shanah tova,” in any language, universally, Yankees fans should wish each other a “Happy 2 Year!”


MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Max: Timing Is Everything To America’s Pastime

Deep in the 11th hour, there has never been a better moment for MLB to defuse a problem that has been tick-tick-ticking for years: America’s pastime takes too much time.


Adrian Peterson (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images), George Carlin (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images), Billy Joel (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Max: NFL Scandal, George Carlin And ‘Glass Houses’

What would George say about the NFL and its critics, the gruesomely physical league’s criminals and many of their equally impure, sanctimonious fans?


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Nets’ Williams Says He’ll Play Against Raptors In London

Nets point guard Deron Williams says he will play despite a hand injury against the Raptors on Friday in the NBA’s first regular-season game in Europe.


NBA Commissioner David Stern (credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Nets-Raptors Nearly Sold Out; NBA Hopes To Impress Europe

The NBA believes it can get to Europe someday, but in the meantime there’s building to do. The next phase comes this week, when the Nets and Raptors the play league’s first regular-season games in Europe.