Jared Max

Carmelo Anthony

Jared Max: Porzingis Is An Inactive Ingredient, Like All Others On Melo’s Knicks

Phil Jackson tried to placate his pricey player, then announced to the rest of the world that Melo is not the Knicks’ franchise. Is change coming? Time will tell.


Fans display a banner supporting Pete Rose in 2002. (Photo by Otto Greule/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Major League Hypocrisy! Baseball’s Stance On Gambling Reeks Of Injustice

Pete Rose’s Hall-of-Fame-worthy statistics are legitimate. His bets had no bearing on 4,256 hits.


Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

Jared Max: Pardon Me, But I Have The Summer Sports Blues

Ninety-nine games left for the Yankees. Ninety-seven for the Mets. Eighty-six days until the NFL season opener.


Softball generic

Jared Max: Viral Texas High School Softball Video Fueled By Typical Overreaction

Regarding the prospect of a certain 2 million-hit YouTube video being stuffed down our throats in the sports pages, I have to gag. This is not an issue about sports. It is about parenting.


LeBron James

Jared Max: NBA Finals Is Far From Over, But Cavaliers Will Win In 6

The first two games went to overtime, but I predict Tuesday’s Game 3 won’t be as close. The feeling-out period is over.


Golden State Warriors shirt

Jared Max: Cache Of ‘Golden State’ Could Become A Marketer’s Dream

Because the Warriors have been a bottom-of-the-barrel team for most of my life, I viewed the “Golden State” title as a novelty.


Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: I’m In Sports Purgatory — How About You?

Since the Rangers lost Game 7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night, I have been in a funk. A sports malaise.


New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault speaks to his team during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: History Screams Rangers Will Find A Way To At Least Send This 7

It would be a disservice to the New York Rangers and fellow fans of the Blueshirts to listen to the rumbling in my gut that tells me my favorite hockey team has exhausted its nine lives.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.