Tag Archives: football

Inside the mind of The Max, part 2

18 Feb

Monday’s edition of “Inside the mind of The Max” was so well received (by ourselves) that we decided to let you back into our noggins to see the questions that have been occupying our thoughts. Let us know if you’ve been thinking the same thing:

  • arod38.jpgWho would’ve thought that 38 seconds lasted so long?

  • Don’t you think A-Rod deserves to be treated a little better, considering he is the only mega-star to stand up and say he did it?

  • Don’t you think that if A-Rod found a cure for the common cold, people would get mad at him for not focusing his efforts on cancer?

  • Don’t you just want to carry Nate Robinson around in your pocket?

  • Aren’t you glad Manny Ramirez doesn’t have a job yet?

  • Aren’t you sad Ken Griffey, Jr., doesn’t have a job yet?

  • Why doesn’t the NFL come under the same steroid scrutiny as MLB?

Want free promotion for your blog or website?

17 Feb
Getting free promotion is simple when you come to The Max. You just gotta play an easy word association game with us. If yours are clever enough to make the varsity team, we’ll give you, your company or your website a shout-out just for playing. Be creative. Be funny. Be PG. 
  • Your name
  • Your occupation, blog or website 
  • Two PG-rated photos 
  • A few word associations
Need a better idea of what we’re looking for? Lucky for you, one of The Max’s head button pushers, Zack Zeigler, was kind enough to play the first round as an example.

LeBron James

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Stephon Marbury

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John Cena

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Michael Phelps

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Brett Favre

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Detroit Lions

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Randy Jackson

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Michael Vick

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They played for who?

12 Feb

Now that the Brett Favre experiment is finally over in New York (result: failure), The Max takes a look back at some other notable bad decisions by your favorite athletes. Who do you think look most weird in their new uniform?

First on the scene

12 Feb

The Max has never prided itself on being a breaking-news service. But in this instance, we have sent Jack Maxwell to the Favre compound in Mississippi to be the first on the scene when Brett Favre announces his unretirement. So, if you actually care to be the first to know when Brett comes back to the NFL, keep it here. The Max will be the first to report the news (take that, Yahoo! Sports). And yes, that’s Jack at the bottom left.

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NBC opts to lose credibility

6 Jan

If you thought NBC’s 18-man NFL studio show was tough to watch up to this point, just wait ’til you get a load of this. Turns out former Lions President and CEO Matt Millen has been added to the panel. Yeah, the same Matt Millen that put together the 0-16 Detroit squad (what’s next? Ryan Leaf analyzing the league’s quarterbacks?). Apparently, providing expert opinions from credible football sources is not a priority for them. But hey, at least Millen knows he stinks:

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The truth behind Dominique Franks diss of Tim Tebow

5 Jan

The REAL reason Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks doesn’t think Tim Tebow is worthy of his 2007 Heisman Trophy has nothing to do with the fact that Tebow doesn’t play in the Big 12, which is what was reported by every national news source that picked up the story. 

Leave it to The Max to find the truth behind Franks’ outburst, and here it is: 
When a receiver blows by D. Franks for a touchdown, the gal in the photo below isn’t waiting for him after the game to tell him everything will be alright. That’s because she’s too busy giving Timmy a hug for tossing another game-winning TD pass. Case closed. 

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Dance contest: Rey Maualuga vs. AC Slater

4 Jan
After USC’s Rose Bowl win, Rey Maualuga shows off his moves to an unknowing sideline reporter.
Vs.
AC Slater showing Kelly Kapowski why she should choose him over Zack Morris in the episode titled “Dancing to the Max.” (In case you’re wondering, Slater — with his serious display of talent — wins the honor, but not Kelly’s heart.) 

We’re keeping mum on who we believe the winner is, but the spin-jump-split combo is pretty tough to beat.