Tag Archives: NFL football

What Maddens retirement means to The Max

16 Apr

Legendary at The Max often ridicule Madden for the incoherent drivel that he mumbles into the microphone during games — one person here calls him the Paula Abdul of Sunday Night Football (This link will explain why) – there’s no denying the veteran’s accomplishments: giving two of our writers Carpel tunnel syndrome from playing his video games for hours at a time while in college. (Yes, we went to college.) Our scars will forever remind us of you, John… and that’s pretty sad.

While it serves as an end to an era in the sports commentating world, it also serves as an end to an era in our own little world. You see, the 2009 season will be the first time in 29 years that we will have the volume turned up for a football game that Madden would have been calling. While we may not miss his voice, we do have one request: Please do at least one more commercial pointing out the perils of Athlete’s foot. If your deal with Tanactin remains, parden the pun, intact, we’ll be satisfied and the world will be a better (and less itchy) place.

(All joking aside, John Madden — love him or hate him — did add a lot to the game of football. His passion, respect and love for the sport is undeniable, and the NFL was lucky to have someone like him in its corner for so long.)

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?

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?

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