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.

Enes Kanter: A True Modern Day Patriot

Enes Kanter Refuses to Bow to Erdogan or Anyone When the founding fathers of America threw tea into the Boston Harbor and aimed their muskets at Redcoats, it was to protest unjust rule. Rule by a monarch who the colonists thought overstepped his power through the levying of taxes and other perceived injustices. When compared [...]

By |2019-08-17T08:43:38+00:00August 17th, 2019|Basketball, General Sports, NBA|Comments Off on Enes Kanter: A True Modern Day Patriot

Jewish Gun Rights in the Age of White Supremacism and Anti-Semitism 

Jewish Gun Rights Are More Important Than Ever America and the Second Amendment were made for Jewish people. Jewish history is replete with examples of Jews dying at the hands of their fellow citizens and in governmental, systematic attempts to wipe them out. It is for this reason Jewish gun rights should be celebrated. Instead, [...]

By |2019-08-11T04:58:58+00:00August 10th, 2019|Antisemitism, Judaism, News, Politics|Comments Off on Jewish Gun Rights in the Age of White Supremacism and Anti-Semitism 

The Death of Research in the Internet Age

How More Information Leads to the Death of Research There is simply too much information. It is all available in the pocket of our hands. Just a couple of strokes on the keyboard or a few taps on the phone and, boom, you have the answer to any question on your mind. But this comes [...]

By |2019-08-10T09:02:29+00:00August 10th, 2019|Journalism, Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on The Death of Research in the Internet Age

Sport Injuries are Painful… And Worthwhile

There is Nothing Like Sport Injuries to Set Your Mind Right Sport injuries suck. Pull a hamstring? Learn a new way to walk for a couple of weeks. Sprain an ankle? Never get back to 100%... EVER! Snap a bone in your arm, lacerate your face to the tune of 20 stitches, tear a ligament. [...]

By |2019-07-27T14:34:52+00:00July 27th, 2019|General Sports, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Sport Injuries are Painful… And Worthwhile

Athletic Competition and the End of Prejudice

True Competitors, True Athletes Know Athletic Competition Erases all Prejudice Every so often I wade into the online battlefield of Twitter and find myself under fire against charges of racism, sexism, and transphobia. I think Colin Kaepernick was a middling quarterback and is either a woefully ignorant person or a devious hack who holds hypocritical [...]

By |2019-07-20T10:08:34+00:00July 20th, 2019|Antisemitism, General Sports, Judaism, Lifestyle, News, Politics, Religion|Comments Off on Athletic Competition and the End of Prejudice

A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

Jonathan Lucroy Commits the Gravest of Catcher Sins so Jake Marisnick Gets Suspended Baseball is slowly shedding the fundamentals that made it such a fun game to watch for more than a century. First, it was the erosion of the sacrifice bunt. Second, came the sudden disappearance of its cousin, the sacrifice fly. Now we [...]

By |2019-07-13T08:18:00+00:00July 13th, 2019|Baseball, MLB, News|Comments Off on A Baseball Injustice; Jonathan Lucroy and a Forgotten Fundamental

Colin Kaepernick Finally Comes Clean

Colin Kaepernick Shows His True Colors; They Are Not Red, White and Blue It. Was. Never. About. Police. Brutality. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee to supposedly protest against police brutality, the timing seemed weird. He stood as a starter, he kneeled as a backup. Those doubting his sincerity--but wanting to believe maybe the timing [...]

By |2019-07-06T09:30:28+00:00July 6th, 2019|General Sports, News, Politics|Comments Off on Colin Kaepernick Finally Comes Clean

Police Malfeasance as Unmasked by Antifa

When Police Do Not Do Their Job, There is No Law and Order The vast majority of police nationwide are legitimate heroes. You do not hear about the thousands of stories every day of police simply doing their jobs and making their communities better by making their communities safer. That is their main goal; to [...]

By |2019-06-30T08:21:23+00:00June 30th, 2019|Journalism, News|Comments Off on Police Malfeasance as Unmasked by Antifa

The Spanish Problem at the Democratic Presidential Debate

Democratic Hopefuls Speaking Spanish; Why Democrats Learned Nothing From 2016 No, the United States still does not technically have an official language. Yes, English is the de facto official language and you must--with rare exceptions--take the U.S. citizen's test in English. However, if you came away from the First Round of the Democratic Presidential Debate a [...]

By |2019-06-27T14:30:29+00:00June 27th, 2019|News, Politics|Comments Off on The Spanish Problem at the Democratic Presidential Debate

The Two Sides of the Media Bias Coin

Media Bias is Easy to See... and Not So Easy to See When it comes to media bias, most people think they know what it entails. Turn on the television, check out CNN or MSNBC and get the news. Then change the channel to Fox News. Boom! Media Bias. With practically every story shown on [...]

By |2019-06-26T07:42:15+00:00June 26th, 2019|Journalism, News, Politics|Comments Off on The Two Sides of the Media Bias Coin