Tag Archives: Jerry Manuel

Inside the mind of The Max, part 4

23 Feb

Here’s the newest set of questions that have been occupying our every
thought. Let us know if you’re thinking what we’re thinking.

  • manuelmind.jpgDon’t you think Jerry Manuel should at least get one Spring Training game under his belt before naming a kid as his starting left fielder?

  • We understand that the firing of Rangers’ head coach Tom Renney is news
    right now, but do we really have to listen to New York sports talk
    radio hosts talk about hockey, especially since they have absolutely no
    clue about the sport?

  • Should we really care how much money Jim Calhoun is making?

  • Is there anything more overrated than the NFL combine?

  • Are we bad people because we base our dislike for Mickey Rourke solely on his silly appearance?

  • When will people start to recognize .OPS as the correct way to assess a batter’s ability (instead of batting average)?

  • Are you as disinterested in the WBC as we are?

Palin the problem? McCain shouldve looked to the athletic world for VP

4 Nov

Now that the election is over and the country has chosen Obama to move into the White House, it’s time to play some Monday Morning Quarterback with the 2008 election. In looking at the Xs and Os of the republican campaign, some say that selecting Sarah Palin may have been John McCain’s biggest flaw.

With that, The Max looks at some personalities from the athletic world that McCain may have been better off choosing:

mac_pa.jpgJOE PATERNO
At 97 years old (or something like that), selecting Penn State football coach Joe Paterno certainly doesn’t seem like the logical choice. But if you prop him up next to the presidential hopeful, he would definitely help make Old Man McCain look like a kid again. Let’s face it, McCain’s no spring chicken. But next to Joe Pa, even Moses would look young. Plus, we would be very interested in hearing Paterno’s stance on social security reform, seeing as he has been collecting since Herbert Hoover was in office.


Clearly, McCain thought he could gain all the Hillary Clinton supporters by naming Sarah Palin as his running mate. But he failed to recognize that she was more like somebody America wanted to hook up with, not vote for. Plus, she didn’t really possess much toughness, despite all of her efforts to prove people otherwise.

With Chyna, though, McCain would’ve gotten the female vote, while never having had to worry about people wanting to hook up with her (we’re getting sick just thinking about it). And he’d have a lady in his corner that could kick some butt, if needed. McCain’s only concern might be seeing the self-proclaimed Ninth Wonder of the World leave the White House to go star in some ridiculously-bad VH1 reality show with Vanilla Ice and Danny Bonaduce.


In all honesty (not really), we found this sign while rummaging through the garbage outside McCain’s Arizona mansion. We’re not 100 percent sure, but we can only assume it means that somebody named Manuel was in the running to be McCain’s partner in crime. We’re guessing it was Charlie Manuel. For the record, The Max would’ve fully endorsed this pick (anything to get Manuel out of a baseball uniform and into a suit works for us. Does he get poured into that thing before games?).

Come to think of it, the Manuel name could have also referred to Jerry Manuel. That would’ve been “gangsta,” as the Mets manager likes to say.


mac_can.jpgJOSE CANSECO
On the surface, Jose Canseco doesn’t sound like an ideal running mate. But just because he’s a complete whacko doesn’t mean he’s not capable of making a few good decisions. Just think about how tough he would be in the war on drugs.

Actually, scratch that. We want no part of the tell-all book he would pen about American politics after he left office. Hey, Jose. We know that there are some shady things going on in Washington. But that doesn’t mean we want to hear about them. Ignorance is bliss.


mac_steph.jpgSTEPHON MARBURY
Hey, he’s not doing anything else.

Here we go

3 Oct

Ok, I just got a call from the web guy at YESNetwork.com who told me that he was ready for me and my brother to start updating The Max. The only problem is, that despite knowing that we would be doing this for more than two weeks, we are completely unprepared. But that’s not going to stop me from earning a paycheck.

For this first-ever entry at The Max (no, we don’t serve burgers here. This isn’t Saved By the Bell), I figured I’d provide you guys with some of the items I found to be very witty this week on the web. This will help you get an idea of what we will be doing here at The Max.

The Simpsons softball quiz: In the history of television, there are few shows better than The Simpsons. And it doesn’t get any better than when Wade Boggs, Jose Conseco, Don Mattingly and others joined Monty Burns’ softball team. Check out the quiz here.

Bugs and Cranks examines why Jerry Manuel will not re-up with the Mets. Continue…

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing back classic boxing game Punch-out (probably sans Mike Tyson). Continue…


The Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders are still hot (not shocking). Continue…

Sure Mark Teixeira isn’t on the Braves anymore, and this video is mad dated, but I’ve been watching it once a month for the past year. Makes me laugh every time. Continue…

Ok, so that was my weak attempt at a first entry. We’ll do better next week, I promise. If you have a funny link you would like us to link to, just send me an email at maxwelljack@live.com. Or just send me an email to tell me you were less than entertained by the above links. I don’t care either way.