Posts by Max Blau

  • Brandon Jennings

    Brandon Jennings, Kyle Singler, and Others Talk About Playing Basketball Overseas

    As someone who’s lived in Atlanta for the past six years, I distinctly remember the shocking announcement that Josh Childress had decided to leave the Hawks. He passed up on the team’s $36 million offer, which would’ve paid him a respectable $5.6 million in his first year. Instead, the forward accepted a more lucrative three-year […]

  • Bad Christmas Music

    The Worst Original Christmas Songs of the Last 10 Years

    Every year, hordes of overly spirited musicians try to capture Christmas cheer in the studio. While there are some artists who can, in fact, create a respectable modern-day holiday tune, it’s safe to say that they’re few and far between. Many holiday enthusiasts fail in attempts to cover songs from the Christmas canon, performing lackluster […]

  • Chipper’s Last Stand

    Just looking at his numbers, Chipper Jones had a forgettable final regular-season homestand. Actually, his performance was abysmal, going 1-for-10 for the weekend, with a lone single lucky enough to break through the infield during Sunday’s win against the New York Mets. But to everyone except for the third baseman himself — who noticeably struggled […]

  • The Chipper Effect

    Braves fans apparently missed the memo that last night’s Atlanta-Nationals matchup was ESPN’s game of the week. Turner Field was a little more than half full, with just over 29,000 in attendance. That’s even counting the canines that came with their owners for “Bark in the Park” night, and before the persistent mid-game drizzles sent […]

  • The Best Sports Anthems of the Past 10 Years

    Last week, The Flaming Lips unveiled “Thunder Up! Racing for the Prize” — a track based off their seminal 1999 single “Race for the Prize.” It’s a whimsical and catchy pop song that the band hoped would latch on as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s anthem during the NBA playoffs. In sharing “Thunder Up!” with the […]