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.

What’s a Minority or the Problematic New-Age Definition of Racism

What's a Minority? Or the Problematic New-Age Definition of Racism When it comes to Jewish issues in general, and specifically in America, there is an obvious Jewish double standard. The Jewish double standard is simple; Jews--because of their history as a persecuted minority--will speak out against evils and atrocities committed against everyone, but when it [...]

By |2020-07-13T18:36:26+00:00July 13th, 2020|Antisemitism, Judaism, Lifestyle, News, NFL|Comments Off on What’s a Minority or the Problematic New-Age Definition of Racism

The Jewish Double Standard

When it Comes to Speaking Out Against Hate There is a Clear Jewish Double Standard The Jewish double standard was on display this past week in the wake of DeSean Jackson and Stephen Jackson’s social media posts promoting Louis Farrakhan and erroneously quoting Adolf Hitler. While it appears many people were rightfully taken aback by [...]

By |2020-07-10T13:59:37+00:00July 10th, 2020|Antisemitism, Journalism, Judaism, Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|Comments Off on The Jewish Double Standard

Stephen A. Smith Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About DeSean Jackson

Stephen A. Smith Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About the DeSean Jackson Saga When DeSean Jackson did the antiSemitic double-dip of promoting Louis Farrakhan and posting what he thought was an Adolf Hitler quote, my immediate reaction was, “I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for NFL players and owners to condemn his [...]

By |2020-07-09T21:07:20+00:00July 9th, 2020|Antisemitism, Journalism, Judaism, Lifestyle, NFL|Comments Off on Stephen A. Smith Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About DeSean Jackson

The Library Card; a Brother Mouzone Lesson

How The Wire Character's "Library Card" Comment Teaches a Dire Life Lesson in 2020 Brother Mouzone is one of the best characters from one of the best television shows of all-time; HBO's The Wire. An enforcer, who in appearance, is anything but. In a world of drug dealers, corruption, and killers, Brother Mouzone stands out [...]

By |2020-06-21T14:22:30+00:00June 21st, 2020|Journalism, Lifestyle, Politics|Comments Off on The Library Card; a Brother Mouzone Lesson

The Real Reason for the Michael Flynn Investigation

Why Was the Obama DOJ So Interested in Silencing Michael Flynn Late this past week a peculiar thing happened; Jerusalem Post reporter Lahav Harkov broke one of the biggest stories of the last three years and nobody seemed to notice. Harkov reported that the Obama administration not only was the driving force behind U.N. Resolution [...]

By |2020-06-21T10:25:33+00:00June 21st, 2020|Antisemitism, Conspiracy Theory, Journalism, Judaism, News, Politics|Comments Off on The Real Reason for the Michael Flynn Investigation

Statues; Let’s Tear it ALL Down

Which Statues Make the Cut? None? When statues are torn down for noble reasons, the act and the accompanying video of that act can feel like a cleansing of past evils. Merely seeing the footage can send people into ecstasy and an overwhelming feeling of joy can spread throughout a liberated nation or group of [...]

By |2020-06-16T18:50:36+00:00June 16th, 2020|Journalism, Lifestyle, News, Politics|Comments Off on Statues; Let’s Tear it ALL Down

Don Rickles and the Life Lessons Learned from Roasts

Don Rickles' Comedy Teaches Lessons We Need to Learn Today Comedy is near and dear to my heart. My pops brought me up on Jack Benny, Laurel & Hardy, and the Three Stooges. As I got older, that grew to include the movies and bits of comedic gods like Mel Brooks, Chris Farley, and Don [...]

By |2020-06-14T13:15:53+00:00June 14th, 2020|Comedy, Journalism, Lifestyle, Politics|Comments Off on Don Rickles and the Life Lessons Learned from Roasts

I Am Not Kneeling… Ever; A Jewish American Perspective

History Tells Me "Do Not Start Kneeling... Ever" History has a funny way of repeating itself. The old adage from George Santayana, that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," is more true today than it ever was. So when I started to see images of people and police officers kneeling [...]

By |2020-06-12T17:54:09+00:00June 12th, 2020|Antisemitism, Journalism, Judaism, Lifestyle, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on I Am Not Kneeling… Ever; A Jewish American Perspective

The Competing Stances of Systemic Racism and Black Lives Matter

Why Systemic Racism and Black Lives Matter Eats Its Own By now you have heard all the cries from the Black Lives Matter movement--and others--that there is systemic racism in America. People like to point at the criminal justice system, the rate of poverty between the black and white communities, as well as decades olds [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:50:50+00:00June 11th, 2020|Journalism, Lifestyle, News, Politics|Comments Off on The Competing Stances of Systemic Racism and Black Lives Matter

Steve King; the Best Thing to Happen Last Week

Steve King Out of Congress is Something We Can All Rally Behind Lost in all the tumult, protesting, and rioting in the aftermath of George Floyd's death was one supremely awesome development; Steve King lost his primary. The embattled congressman from Iowa lost his primary to Iowa State Senator Randy Feenstra. In a country where [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:16:54+00:00June 8th, 2020|Antisemitism, Journalism, News, Politics|Comments Off on Steve King; the Best Thing to Happen Last Week