Jared Max

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?


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.


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.


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.


(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.


Wayne Chrebet (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Determination Drove Chrebet Places No One Thought Possible

Looking at an autographed box of “Chrebet Crunch” cereal on display in my office, I am aware that his story should serve as inspiration to anybody who believes in himself.


Topps football cards (Photo: Jared Max)

Jared Max: The New Black Friday Motto: Bearing A Gift Beyond Price, Almost Free

Now that you’ve digested all the decadence from what was hopefully in “improbable” Thanksgiving, for this Black Friday I want to encourage you to think out of the box before wasting money unnecessarily.


Odell Beckham (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max Would Like To Wish You An Improbable Thanksgiving

Improbability is the active ingredient in our most delicious moments. It’s the same in life as in sports. We desire what we cannot expect.


Adrian Peterson (Photo by Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Who Is Adrian Peterson? I’ll Have To Get Back To You

The usual suspects — better known as the American audience — are started to wonder: Have we judged Peterson, Ray Rice or even Roger Goodell properly? Did we go to the trigger too quickly?


Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Great Expectations — A Dickens Of A Task For Giancarlo Stanton

Forget about the Marlins or their fan base. I wonder about the $325-million man who has set himself up to live under unfathomable pressure.


DraftKings.com homepage (Photo: WFAN.com)

Jared Max: Pro Leagues Making Deals With Fantasy Sports Sites Is Dangerous

What are the odds that in the future, sports fans will read about Pete Rose and shake their heads, bemused, “Wait, he was banned from baseball for doing what???”


Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker catches a pass and flips upside down against the Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Surgeon General Ought To Warn Everyone About Dangers Of Football

How would you react if you came home from work one evening and found your 9-year-old son smoking a cigarette? Would you revoke his cellphone, Internet and TV privileges before, or after you drove him to football practice?


Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots the ball during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: Why A Me-First NBA Is Awful For Everyone

One of the strongest themes of my favorite sports movie, “Hoosiers,” is one which, sadly, seems lost on too many of today’s NBA superstars: teamwork.


Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jared Max: When Is A-Rod Lying? After All These Years, I Still Can’t Tell

Once again, the most talented baseball player to systematically destruct his own career has provided us with another juicy tale.


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.