About Jake Donnelly

Sports broadcaster, specializing in play by play with a decade of experience. The only promise I give you is if you tune in to one of my broadcasts, 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, guess what, nothing happens.

Baseball’s Tuck Rule: Rule 5.05(a)(8)

The Red Sox Just Benefited from Baseball's Tuck Rule: Rule 5.05(a)(8), The Inadvertent Ground Rule Double Back in Week 5 of the 2001 NFL season, the Patriots entered the week with a 1-3 record. They fell behind and found themselves down by 10 points in the 4th quarter with a young, unproven quarterback at the [...]

By |2021-10-11T15:39:19+00:00October 11th, 2021|Baseball, Conspiracy Theory, General Sports, MLB, News, NFL, Sports|Comments Off on Baseball’s Tuck Rule: Rule 5.05(a)(8)

No Sale on the Red Sox Wild Card Starter…

Why the Red Sox Wild Card Starter Needs to be Nate Eovaldi If you were Alex Cora and tasked with setting the rotation for a playoff series, you would feel pretty good about your chances right about now. Not only do you have three above-average starters in Natan Eovaldi, Eduardo Rodgriguez, and Nick Pivetta, but [...]

By |2021-09-22T19:51:31+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Baseball, General Sports, MLB, News, Sports|Comments Off on No Sale on the Red Sox Wild Card Starter…

The Terribly Encouraging Debut of Mac Jones

The Debut of Mac Jones Had Everything Patriots Fans Wanted... Except for a Win Ever since the New England Patriots took Mac Jones with their first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, everybody was waiting for this moment. With the ever-critical eyes of an entire region laser-focused upon him, the debut of Mac Jones was [...]

By |2021-09-17T17:22:53+00:00September 17th, 2021|MicroPats 2018, News, NHL, Sports|Comments Off on The Terribly Encouraging Debut of Mac Jones

Bill Belichick is Right About the NFL’s Covid Vaccinations

No Surprise Here, But Bill Belichick Nails the NFL's Covid Vaccinations Bill Belichick is the greatest coach in NFL history. The only metric where he comes up short is in wins, where he currently sits third (38 behind George Halas and 48 behind Don Shula). But by every other metric, there is no comparison to [...]

By |2021-09-07T12:49:12+00:00September 7th, 2021|Coronavirus, Lifestyle, News, NFL, Politics, Sports|Comments Off on Bill Belichick is Right About the NFL’s Covid Vaccinations

The 2020 Jewish Hate Crime Statistics Are Not Startling

The 2020 Jewish Hate Crime Statistics Are Out and People Are Astounded; Where Have They Been? Many Jews are astounded after seeing the 2020 FBI Hate Crime Statistics. The thing that is jumping out at them is how Jews are the victims in 57.5% of all religiously motivated hate crimes. But this new number is [...]

By |2021-09-02T20:35:55+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Antisemitism, Israel, Journalism, Judaism, Lifestyle, News, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on The 2020 Jewish Hate Crime Statistics Are Not Startling

The NFL’s Covid Madness and a Lesson from… Israel?

What Israel Can Tell You About the NFL's Covid Madness Covid madness is a disease that takes over the rational parts of our brains and turns us into irrational reactionaries. It is how you get an entire country turning back the clocks about 240 years and swerving into its roots as a penal colony. Covid [...]

By |2021-08-30T12:58:11+00:00August 30th, 2021|Coronavirus, News, NFL|Comments Off on The NFL’s Covid Madness and a Lesson from… Israel?

Rational Covid Questions in the Time of the Ellipsis

All Rational Covid Questions Are Answered With an Ellipsis For those not familiar with basic English grammar, an ellipsis is "the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete." For the more visual learners out there, this is an ellipsis "..." Those [...]

By |2021-08-23T12:53:01+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Coronavirus|Comments Off on Rational Covid Questions in the Time of the Ellipsis

The GOP is AWOL on Afghanistan

No Calling for Resignations? No Coordinated Response? The GOP is AWOL Before President Joe Biden decided to cut short his vacation in Camp David and grace us with his presence, I sent out the following tweet. https://twitter.com/JakeDonnelly31/status/1427082965381750785 The premise was simple; the president's "plan" (using that term loosely) to pull out of Afghanistan was so [...]

By |2021-08-19T14:09:57+00:00August 19th, 2021|Military, News, Politics, Woke|Comments Off on The GOP is AWOL on Afghanistan

Trump’s Crazy Brought Stability to the World

The Dirty Secret to Trump's Foreign Policy? Trump's Crazy Lost in the calamity and utter ineptitude of Joe Biden's pullout from Afghanistan is how calm, predictable, andĀ terribleĀ his Afghanistan speech was. After four years of Trump, many Americans wanted calm. That was what Joe Biden's "return to normal" was all about. The appearance of calm. The [...]

By |2021-08-17T12:13:20+00:00August 17th, 2021|Journalism, Military, News, Politics|Comments Off on Trump’s Crazy Brought Stability to the World

The Forgotten Foreign Policy Debate That Never Was

Remembering the Forgotten Foreign Policy Debate That Doomed Us All... And Never Happened When Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was diagnosed with Covid, leftists cheered. Many of them cheered because they sincerely wanted the President to die. But there was another reason they cheered. A reason that got lost in all [...]

By |2021-08-16T13:12:47+00:00August 16th, 2021|Journalism, Military, News, Politics|Comments Off on The Forgotten Foreign Policy Debate That Never Was
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