We’ve somehow made it to another Friday, which means The Max is here to help you be as unproductive at work as possible. Here are some great links that will help you waste away your work day:
Did you know the New York Mets were almost called the New York Bees? It’s true. Check out Mental Floss for a full list of team names that almost were.
The Sports Hernia takes a look at athletic brothers and their notable accomplishments. We’re not sure if it was intentional (it so was), but our favorite part was when they referred to Venus and Serena Williams as brothers. The Sports Hernia…
Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman caught on camera getting cozy with a young lady. Sports Crunch…
Peter Abraham does a great job breaking down how the CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett signings came to be. Check it out at LoHud.
Did David Wright and Erin Andrews cuddle up for the cameras? Deadspin…
Julia (of Julia’s Rants fame) is certainly looking at the no Tex in Boston situation with great optimism. Julia…
YouTube Video of Week
Zack Morris practically lived at The Max. But you never really saw Mr. Belding there, until now. Here he is singing karaoke with Brooke Hogan of all people.
As you know, every Friday at The Max, we provide to you the most clever links we can find on the Internet. The hope is that we can pry you away from being productive at work. This week, however, we’re guessing you’re not at work… you know, ‘cuz of the whole Turkey Day thing. But that doesn’t mean we’re gonna take the day off, especially because we know that you may have the in-laws at your house. Use the below links as a way to waste time, rather than sitting at the kitchen table talking about how much you love watching the leaves change or the falling price of gas.
Scott Proctor’s Arm
takes a look at the Yankee Stadium soundtrack. We are a little curious why they didn’t link to our version
, which we published well before theirs. But we’re not bitter, and we like their work. We just wish they gave partial credit to The Max.
Speaking of the musical arts, Cracked.com
has the worst band names of all time.
is getting taken to the cleaners by his wife.
The Max has long wondered how Lenny Dykstra is as successful as he is. The Sports Hernia
, apparently, shares the same thought.
looks at some of sports’ worst bodies. Very similar to our Thanksgiving piece
, but they did their first. They win (That wasn’t so hard, Scott Proctor’s Arm).
Turkey of the Year Awards are somewhat funny. We wish we did a version; we just couldn’t find the time with all the sitting around and drinking.
YouTube Video of the Day
We first saw this at SI.com. And while the Donovan McNabb thing is old news now, his stupidity will never get old to us. Here, Rosie explains ties to the Eagles QB:
Wow, that was close. You almost did some work while at the office today, didn’t you? Well, have no fear, The Max is here! Below are some moderately amusing links that should help occupy your Friday.
Page 2 wants to know if you’re as good a guy (or girl) as the painfully-moral golfer J.P.Hayes.
Big League Stew has found the guy with the biggest man-crush on Barry Bonds.
Cheerleaders: As always, you can count on SI.com to bring you images of your favorite leaders of the cheer. This time, it’s Tampa’s best.
Tirico Suave would like to congratulate Dustin Pedroia on winning the AL MVP.
The Model: Ever wonder where Rick “The Model” Martel ended up? Well, here’s your answer.
Shutdown Corner explains Deion Sanders’ lack of fashion perfectly.
YouTube Video of the Day
Everybody else is linking to this video, so why shouldn’t we? It’s the basketball dribbling 5-year-old.
It’s Friday, and you know what that means – stop being so productive at work and surf the web. Here are some links that might help you get started:
The Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony was held at, none other than, Steve’s place. (The Onion)
Gilbert Arenas believes in change. Don’t believe him? Shake his hand. (Intentional Foul)
The TV Sports Theme Song Quiz will have you scratching your head. (Mental Floss)
The Blazers Dancers have gotten new outfits. Truth is that we really don’t care. But the fact that they are new means that it’s news and gives us the opportunity to link to some beautiful babies, as Vince Vaughn would say in Swingers. (Blaze of Love)
NBA jerseys: There’s been some bad ones over the past 10 years. (Bad Jerseys)
YouTube Video of the Day
Ok, so it’s really from ESPN. But we can’t give up our awesome branding of “YouTube Video of the Day,” especially since its been in existence since, like, October. Thanks to the YES web guy for sending us this link.
We have to apologize for the tardiness of our weekly Friday Surfing The Web feature. We spent the majority of the morning dreaming about Matt Holliday in pinstripes. Anyway, we hope you were able to find some other things to help you get through the work day. The below links should get you to 5 p.m. There’s nothing The Max promotes more than a lack of productivity at the workplace.
updates you on all the recent uniform changes in the NBA. Continue…
tries to get to the bottom of the Derek Jeter-Minka Kelly rumors. Continue…
The Sports Hernia
has an exclusive interview with the bozo that painted his face for the Phillies post-season games. Continue…
takes a look at the NFL’s mid-season MVPs… for CHEERLEADERS! Continue…
The Sports Muffin
counts the things Greg Oden has more of than games played in the NBA. Continue…
has turned its wrestlers into zombies this Halloween. Continue…
tries to see the brighter side of the Mike Jacobs to Kansas City deal. Continue…
YouTube Video of the Week
The Top 10 things that went through Cole Hamels’ mind after winning the World Series:
It’s Friday again. And as is the Friday custom here at The Max, we provide you with the below links in an attempt to help you get through the work day. As always, these should make you somewhat unproductive for a few hours; the rest of the day is your responsibility.
Tirico Suave takes an amusing look at the whole Tampa Bay cowbell craze. Continue…
The Sports Hernia wonders if the doctor from The Simpsons is doing Tom Brady’s surgeries. Continue…
Page Six has a piece on 6-foot-2 olympic rower Susan Francia. Apparently, she thinks Michael Phelps is sexy. We have no explanation for this lunacy. Continue…
Miami cheerleader Stephanie Ferrera says she’s a huge Yankees fan (and that’s our hook to link you to an attractive young lady. Enjoy). Continue…
Page 2 has the transcript from the infamous conversation between Brett Favre and Matt Millen. Continue…
WWE wrestler John Cena teaches you Wiffle Ball (just in time for winter?!?). Continue…
YouTube Video of the Week
We’re not really sure what to make of this. But it combines two of our most favorite things: Guitar Hero and sports.
Well, The Max made it to another Friday. And as is quickly becoming the tradition over here, we like to offer you some witty web findings that should help you get through your day at the office. Like last week, this should eat up a few hours. How you spend the rest of your work day is up to you.
Mental Floss wants you to name all 30 NHL teams in five minutes. It’s harder than it sounds. But we were pretty proud of our 25-out-of-30 attempt, and we don’t even consider hockey a sport (well, a good one, anyway). Continue…
Speaking of Mental Floss, they list their favorite athletes that did not collect $200 when they went directly to jail. Continue…
ESPN traces the phrase “Manny being Manny” all the way back to 1995. Continue…
Deadspin features the world’s dumbest Phillies fan. Continue…
The Big Lead reviews Versus’ new show Sports Soup. The article’s length could be cut in half, but there is an opinion in there somewhere, we swear. We’re only providing you with this link because we know you didn’t see the show. Continue…
YouTube Baseball Video of the Week
Somebody finally told Mr. Met that his team is no longer playing baseball. Poor guy: