About Jake Donnelly

Sports broadcaster, specializing in play by play. Have called every sport under the sun with the exception of cricket, rugby, and kabaddi, but I wouldn't mind giving all three of those a try. The only promise I give you is if you tune in to one of my broadcast, for however long you do so, you'll enjoy life during that period of time. These blogs are my way of sharing with the world my passionate (and hopefully articulate) responses to the sports world and the world in general. I do not mean to offend anybody with these blogs, but if you're offended, hey, contact me and I'm always up for a discussion or debate.

Why the National Anthem, the Flag, and Memorial Day Matter

Standing for the National Anthem, Respecting the Flag, and Honoring Memorial Day Some say it is just a flag. Some say it is just a song. But Old Glory and the National Anthem are more than that. The last time I remember really staring at the United States' flag was on a blisteringly cold Sunday [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|0 Comments

How to Lose a Game Three Minutes at a Time

The Final Three Minutes of Every Quarter Are Deciding The ECFs The best coach I ever had in any sport was my first basketball coach, Mr. Smith (his actual name). Mr. Smith had a wealth of basketball knowledge, but his gift was simplifying the game for his players. One of his best tricks was to [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|NBA, News|2 Comments

The Problem with “The Problem with Apu.”

The Uproar About Apu is Either Much Ado About Nothing... or Everything By now you have probably heard about, if not watched, Hari Kondabolu's "The Problem with Apu." He goes about examining "The Simpsons" character and discussing how he, and others, feel about the rife-with-stereotype Kwik-E-Mart owner. While normally I would let somebody "being offended about [...]

By | April 29th, 2018|News|80 Comments

The Dancing Bear Finally Gets Asked to Prom

Guerschon Yabusele (The Dancing Bear) Gets His First Career Start In honor of Guerschon Yabusele, AKA the Dancing Bear, getting his first career start, here is the live blog of the Boston Celtics game against the Washington Wizards on March 14, 2018... a date that... well, we probably we all forget soon once the Celtics [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|NBA|63 Comments

Top 8 Misused Words and Phrases in 2018

These Misused Words and Phrases Make Me Immediately Stop Listening I know I am not the easiest going guy out there. I get that from my pops. My pops, however, was a great guy. What he was not great at though was hearing.  Several years in a USMC tank will do that to a man's [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Top 8 Misused Words and Phrases in 2018

Heroes are Heroes, No Matter the Skin Color

Whether Black, White, Catholic or Jewish, Heroes Transcend Barriers This should not be that difficult. If you live your life in a righteous fashion, if you abide by a strict code of morals and values, and if you put yourself in harm's way to help others, you are a hero. If you subjugate your own [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Lifestyle, NBA|1,024 Comments

The 10 Anti-Patriots Patriot Plays of the First Half

How the Patriots Went Full Anti-Patriots on 10 Occasions in the First Half Many people are wondering what in the world happened with Bill Belichick and Malcolm Butler after the cornerback did not play a single defensive snap in the Patriots' super bowl loss. It seemed that Bill Belichick, the man that always puts his [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|NFL|68 Comments

The Memories of Heartbreak; The Whalers Belong to Hartford

The Hartford Whalers Will Forever Be Linked to One City; Hartford 11,776. 12,203. 12,594 vs. 13,680. 11,983. 11,835. The first three numbers are the season averages in attendance over the last three years for the Carolina Hurricanes, no longer owned by Peter Kampanos. The next three numbers are the season averages in attendance of the [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|News|80 Comments

Hush Up Now; Your Sexism is Showing… And Not How You Think

How Sexism Manifests in Sports; If You Do Not Like "Ice Girls" and "Grid Girls," YOU Might be the Sexist In a recent (and well-written) article by ESPN's Greg Wyshynski about Gary Bettman's tenure, Wyshynski dropped a line that gave me pause. In his section, "BAD: Failures on Inclusiveness," he wrote the following, "Meanwhile, the [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Lifestyle|3,643 Comments