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.

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|6,855 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|3,387 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|2,753 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|4,491 Comments

Bill Belichick’s Top Five Greatest Positional Changes; AKA The Do Your Job Starting Five

Bill Belichick's Greatness For Finding the Right Guy For the Right Job You always hear Bill Belichick utter his famous mantra, "do your job." From the first New England Patriots' super bowl victory over the St. Louis Rams through today, "do your job," encompasses everything that the Patriots have come to stand for. You only [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|NFL|4,431 Comments

Stephon Gilmore Just Pulled a J.D. Drew

Stephon Gilmore Elevates Play to Send Pats to Super Bowl LII and Other Musings from the AFC Championship Game Stephon Gilmore has been unfairly maligned this year for his play. Although Pro Football Focus has him graded as the No. 10 cornerback in the NFL Pats fans love to harp on contracts they deem gratuitous ("FIVE [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Stephon Gilmore Just Pulled a J.D. Drew

Cpt. Justin “Salty” John Donnelly, USMC

Cpt. Justin "Salty" John Donnelly, USMC Tanker: July 6, 1941-January 5, 2018 At exactly 10:05 on January 5, 2018 my pops, Justin Donnelly, was pronounced dead. I don't say "passed away," or "moved on," because I always felt like those phrases kind of half-assed someone dying. My pops did not half-ass anything in life, so [...]

By | January 6th, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Cpt. Justin “Salty” John Donnelly, USMC

Five Oddest Things in the Seth Wickersham Article

The Seth Wickersham Article is Not Fake News, but It Is Odd I usually despise "Top Five" articles. But sometimes an article comes along where you need to organize things in bullet point form or else lose the narrative. This Seth Wickersham article that came out today is one such article. The article is strikingly [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Five Oddest Things in the Seth Wickersham Article