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.

Welcome to the AFL… Errr, New NFL

The New NFL... Same as the Old... AFL Thank you Bill Polian. Because you could not stand watching Peyton Manning get throttled by the early 2000's New England Patriots, you devised a new NFL. One where wide receivers could run freer than wild prairie horses. Where breathing on anybody going out for a route would [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Welcome to the AFL… Errr, New NFL

MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty–From Bubble to Beauty

MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty Goes from Bubble to No. 2 Corner in Five Weeks Jason McCourty played DEEP into the New England Patriots final preseason game. This is normally a bad sign; if you are on the field for the final preseason game, the coaching staff is still very much trying to figure out whether [...]

By | October 7th, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty–From Bubble to Beauty

MicroPats Week 4: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man

MicroPats Week 4 vs. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man Through the first three weeks of the season, an unhealthy (but substantial) contingent of the New England Patriots fan base was worried about pretty much everything going wrong, with the impression that there was no way it could be fixed. The run defense? [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats Week 4: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man

Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

Three Instances This Weekend Reminded Viewers Life Is More Than the Game Tonight at sundown (September 18, 2018), Yom Kippur starts. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement for Jewish people around the world. It is a time for reflection and a time to apologize for all the sins of the past year. These moments of [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|General Sports, Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|Comments Off on Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon

MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon Leaves Big Hole in Patriots O-Line Marcus Cannon and his calf injury was one of the least talked about injuries heading into the Patriots Week Two tilt against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cannon was a question mark when the Patriots drafted him in the Fifth [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon

Serena Williams Loses Temper, Loses Respect

Serena Williams' Tirade Ruins Naomi Osaka's Historic Win When Naomi Osaka blistered an unreturnable serve on her second ever Grand Slam Championship Point, the celebration should have been raucous. It should have sent everyone at Arthur Ashe Stadium into an unmitigated pro-Osaka uproar. The first Japanese born player, male or female, to ever win a [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Tennis|Comments Off on Serena Williams Loses Temper, Loses Respect

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|3,731 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|6,753 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|4,172 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|3,982 Comments