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Jared Max on Coming Out: 'This has taken off in a way that I never knew could be this way'

ESPN Radio host Jared Max talks to FishbowlNY about his decision to come out last week. Max revealed that he was gay on his ESPN 1050 radio show last Thursday, and subsequently wrote a letter about about the experience.

Yesterday he told FishbowlNY’s Jerry Barmash:

“This has taken off in a way that I never knew could be this way,” Max says. “I felt things later that day after coming out [that] I never knew I would feel. Life is good… I have such an incredible wealth of friends and love and support and knowledge. I feel like one of the richest men in the world.”

Read the whole interview here.

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The New York Post Pounces On Tiger Woods

Leave it to New York Post to work in a sexual reference for Tiger Woods pulling out (no pun intended) from The Players Championship.

Why the NBA Isn't Becoming the English Premier League

With all this talk of All-Stars on the move (Melo! D WIll!), it’s fitting that The Wall Street Journal examines the recent trend of the NBA’s biggest stars moving to the league’s biggest markets.

Kevin Clark worries that basketball is becoming like the English Premier League, which has seen only four teams finish in one of the top three spots over the past seven seasons. And he’s correct to some extent.

Last season, the NBA’s standard deviation of wins was 13.4, up from 10.8 in 2006-07. That suggests the best NBA teams were about 24 percent better than the worst ones. In the EPL, the standard deviation was 18.1 points last season, up from 15.9 in 2006-07. That’s a 13.8 percent increase over the same period of time. If that keeps up, the NBA will soon look like two leagues, one that consists of teams that play for titles and one for teams that merely play.

But the comparison falls flat. Read more