Max Kellerman Biography
Max Kellerman is an American sporting television personality and boxing commentator born on 6th August 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is a co-host of ‘First Take’ on ESPN alongside Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim. He is a former host of ‘Around the Horn’and studio commentator on ‘Friday Night Fights’.
Max Kellerman Age
Max was born on 6th August 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S. (45 years as of 2018)
Max Kellerman Family
Max parents are Henry Kellerman (father) and Linda Kellerman (mother). He has three brothers. His younger brother Sam Keller was murdered by former boxer James Butler in October 2004.
Max Kellerman Brother/ Sam Kellerman
Max Kellerman has a younger brother, Sam Kellerman, born on 24th November 1974, the 2nd of the four brothers in the Kellerman family. He wrote a play called ‘The Man Who Hated Shakespeare’ and hosted a public-access cable-television show.
Sam was murdered by former boxer James Butler, his body was found inside his apartment in the 1400 block of Vista Street in Los Angeles on 17th October 2004. Butler confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 29 years imprisonment.
While recalling his brother Max said, “[Sam] was a creative genius… He was the best writer for his age I’ve ever read. I used to tell him, ‘I’ll always be able to get someone to pay me for talking, and you’ll always be able to get someone to pay you for writing.’ When it came to writing, I felt like Salieri to Sam’s Mozart. Sam wanted to direct film, but I think he was fated to write and be in front of the camera. He was starting to get work as an actor. He was in several national commercials. And acting wasn’t even what he did best. Sam was a sure thing. It was just a matter of time before he made it big.”
Max Kellerman Wife
In 1994 Max Kellerman married Erin Manning, they have been lovers since college. In 2014 Max revealed that he had once hit Erin while they were dating back in college while they both got drunk. It was alleged that Max was suspended by ESPN although they never confirmed nor denied with the station offering a statement “Max Kellerman will return to ESPN-LA Radio and SportsNation on Thursday.”
Max Kellerman Children
Max and Erin have three children Esther Kellerman, Sam Kellerman, and Mira Kellerman.
Max Kellerman Salary and Net worth
Max earns $3 million annually and has an estimated net worth of $6 million
Max Kellerman Education
Max graduated from Hunter College High School in 1991 and later joined Columbia University graduating with a degree in History.
Max Kellerman Career
While at Columbia University Max Kellerman covered professional boxing for for a local public access television cable TV program called Max on Boxing. After graduating from Columbia University he became an analyst on ESPN’s boxing series Friday Night Fights.
In November 2002 Max Kellerman became the host of ‘Around the Horn’ on ESPN. He left the show in early 2004, although the show was popular as they could not reach an agreement with the network.
In 2004 he joined Fox Sports Net as a host of a new show called ‘I, Max’. He discussed sports news with Michael Holley, former Around the Horn panelist, and Bill Wolff. He took a time off in October after the death of his brother. The show was cancelled by Fox later despite its higher ratings at the time. The last episode aired on 18th February 2005.
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He joined Tucker Carlson on his show on MSNBC in 2005, on a segment of the show called “The Outsider”. Kellerman generally took the position selected by Carlson, in March 2008 the show was cancelled. Kellerman did at least two nights of audition shows at 7 PM for WEPN (1050) 1050 ESPN Radio in New York City, hosting one night with Sid Rosenberg starting in the week of 21st August 2006.
Max Kellerman began hosting the 10 AM to noon program on WEPN on 23rd October 2006 replacing ESPN’s nationally broadcast Colin Cowherd program. In September 2007 the show was extended to 1 pm. In November Brian Kenny, ESPNEWS and SportsCenter, joined the show as a co-host. The show was added to XM Radio on ESPN Xtra on 4th February 2008. In the fall of 2008 the show was renamed to ‘The Max Kellerman Show’ after Kenny left the radio program to attend to his SportsCenter duties. Kellerman left ESPN radio on 9th March 2009.
Max Kellerman joined HBO as the network’s Boxing After Dark telecast working alongside Fran Charles and Lennox Lewis. He moved to the HBO World Championship Boxing main team in 2007 alongside Jim Lampley, Harold Lederman, and a rotating guest analyst, usually Roy Jones Jr. or the late Emanuel Steward.
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In December 2010 he was announced as the new midday host at ESPNLA 710 alongside former NFL player co-host Marcellus Wiley, replacing LA Sports Live with Andrew Siciliano and former NBA player Mychal Thompson.
Max Kellerman First Take/ Max Kellerman ESPN
On 25th July 2016 Kellerman joined ESPN’s First Take as a featured commentator with Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim. Kellerman and Smith debate the most topical issues of the day. Kellerman sees his role on ‘First Take’ as a way of putting a fresh spin on things in part by sketching out a unifying thread to all his positions.He is always willing to stick up for players when others won’t.
“Sports has a tendency to be pro management, or pro team, I’m more pro labor…I generally look to take the side of the players.”
Max Kellerman Lip
Kellerman has a small permanent scar on the left side of his mouth from a childhood accident. An article in Sports Illustrated said it resulted from his fooling around near an electrical outlet as a child which he confirmed on his radio show.
Max Kellerman Rap
Max Kellerman was a member of a hip hop group under the name “Max and Sam” with his brother Sam. In 1994 they were signed under Columbia Records and recorded a music video titled “Young Man Rumble”.
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Max Kellerman Is Drowning In His ‘Tom Brady Cliff’ Argument, And It’s Quite Funny
For years now, we’ve kept you up to date on Max Kellerman’s fiery hot take about Tom Brady falling off a cliff. For various reasons, it’s kept people rather captivated.
A brief review: In July of 2016, Kellerman said Brady was “just about done, that he was “going to fall off a cliff,” and that he would “be a bum in short order.” Brady set an NFL record for TD-to-INT ratio that season, went 11-1 in the regular season, then led the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory in dramatic fashion.
Undeterred, Kellerman stuck to his guns. After Brady threw a pick-six in the Super Bowl, Kellerman immediately tweeted “Cliff.” That didn’t work out. A month later he said 2017 would be Brady’s final season. Also wrong. In the middle of the 2017 season, Kellerman warned that the cliff was still coming. Brady went on to be named NFL MVP and led the Patriots to another Super Bowl, where he threw for a record 500-plus yards.
All of which brings us to the current day, where Kellerman had to watch Brady look like vintage Brady in his first preseason action of the summer. Brady was exceptionally sharp, which makes it look like Kellerman’s “cliff” proclamation for 2018 to be in peril. But fear not — Kellerman is still riding the cliff train.
“Doesn’t look good right now for me, but no I’m not,” Kellerman said on “First Take” after Brady’s preseason debut. “Let me give you a metaphor here, an analogy really. Remember the Roadrunner cartoons, guys? Roadrunner on [Looney Tunes]. And the coyote would be tricked into running off the cliff, right? Did he fall right away? No. He thought there was still ground under his feet. He didn’t realize there was no ground there. Then eventually he looked down and realized there was no ground there, and then he fell. Remember he would hold up the sign and stuff like that? And I think that’s
where Tom Brady is right now. At this point, I think it is mind over matter. He’s in a great organization, he looks like he’s still got it.
“But that is the nature of the cliff. These guys — all of them — look like they’ve still got it until they realize, ‘Whoa, there’s no ground under my feet, and Father Time is undefeated.’ I don’t think Tom Brady will be a great quarterback this season,
but I have to admit, Stephen A. [Smith], early evidence doesn’t look good for my prediction.”
Stephen A. pressed Kellerman to answer when he’d be willing to admit that he’s wrong.
“If he is great in game one, I’ll have been proven wrong. He will have broken the record for longevity,” Kellerman said. “The drop-dead deadline for my prediction is Week 1 this season. But it’s not the preseason!”
Kellerman then declared that nobody else will be able to be impressed by Brady’s potential success this season, because nobody else was brave enough to say that Brady would not be able to do it.
“If and when Tom Brady is great in Week 1 and disproves, finally, my drop-dead deadline … do you know who’s the only person who’s allowed to be impressed by Tom Brady? It’s me,” he said. “Because everyone else who doubted it, everyone else who simply assumed that he’d do what’s never been done before, well, you just assumed he’d do this incredible thing. I was the one who, based on history, said no one has ever done that before. So I alone am allowed to celebrate. That’s right.”
For the first time, Kellerman broke character, held back a smile, and chuckled ever- so-slightly about the ridiculousness of his commentary. That’s a huge bummer. Kellerman had painstakingly maintained his position on this matter for multiple years, reaching his peak (or nadir, depending on your perspective) when he flat-out decided to wage war on Patriots fans. That was some high quality Hot Taking, the likes of which is necessary to stand out in this Hot Take world.
But this latest installment shows for the first time that Kellerman might actually have a sense of humor. What a bummer. It was fun while it lasted.
Anyway. For as much feather-ruffling as the “Cliff” take has caused, Kellerman probably believed he was making a safe bet. Nobody’s ever gotten better at quarterbacking as they’ve hit their late 30s and climbed into their 40s. Kellerman was
just placing his stock in the most likely scenario, based on history. The odds were in his favor.
Unfortunately for Max, Brady is a one-in-a-million player. And all it will take is one exceptional performance this season for Kellerman to finally admit defeat in the famed “Cliff” argument. It was a good run, and when Brady does disprove the theory, the take should immediately be placed in the Hot Take Hall Of Fame. For all the attention it’s garnered and for all of the reaction it’s generated, it might even deserve its own wing.