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.

Pop’s Best Sports Moments of 2018

In Honor of Pops; The Sports Moments of 2018 Where I Missed Him the Most This is not one of my normal articles. This is going to be a way-too-deep dive into the sports moments of 2018 where I missed my pops the most (not in sad way mind you--more just, oh man it would [...]

By |2018-12-27T15:42:19+00:00December 27th, 2018|Lifestyle, MLB, News|Comments Off on Pop’s Best Sports Moments of 2018

Jon Gruden; The Litmus Test for Patience in 2018

How You Think of Jon Gruden Perfectly Captures Your 2018 Mindset If you ever made fun of Jon Gruden during 2018, you might be a millennial. You might lack perspective if you ever watched a Khalil Mack sack with the Chicago Bears and proceeded to use it as evidence that Jon Gruden does not know [...]

By |2018-12-26T12:56:47+00:00December 26th, 2018|News, NFL|Comments Off on Jon Gruden; The Litmus Test for Patience in 2018

Proposing a Change to the Fumble Rule

The Fumble Touchback Rule is Inconsistent, Here is How to Fix It Joe Thomas is one of the greatest football players of all-time. He will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. From all of his post-career work it seems like he happens to be a wonderfully smart, witty, and apparently kind human being. He [...]

By |2018-12-19T00:14:49+00:00December 19th, 2018|News, NFL|Comments Off on Proposing a Change to the Fumble Rule

Do NOT Panic! Ok… Maybe Panic? Patriots Post Week 15

Five Reasons NOT to Panic... And Five Reasons TO Panic About the Patriots Please do NOT panic New England Patriots fans... also... if you want... you have the right TO panic. For the second straight week, the Patriots blew a chance to put a stranglehold on the ever important bye week. Week 14 was a [...]

By |2018-12-18T13:57:43+00:00December 18th, 2018|News, NFL|Comments Off on Do NOT Panic! Ok… Maybe Panic? Patriots Post Week 15

Merry Christmas… to Every American

Stop Being Stupid; Just Say "Merry Christmas!" Here is a dirty little secret; it is now more fun to say "Merry Christmas" as a Jewish person than it is for just about anybody else in America. Why? Because plainly saying "Merry Christmas" has become taboo in America. The irony to all non-Christians is obvious; we [...]

By |2018-12-16T14:30:20+00:00December 17th, 2018|Lifestyle, News|Comments Off on Merry Christmas… to Every American

Face-to-Face is Now Screen-to-Screen

What We Lose When We Lose The Ability to Talk Face-to-Face Rarely do I write columns or articles in the first person. I was told at a very young age it reeks of an inability to connect, or as my remarkable (and narcoleptic) high school English teacher Gordy Glover put it, "if you have to [...]

By |2018-12-15T14:44:55+00:00December 15th, 2018|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Face-to-Face is Now Screen-to-Screen

Appreciating Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia is About to Pull Off Something We Might Not See Again Dustin Pedroia played all of three games in the 2018 season because of complications from a right knee surgery. That surgery was required thanks to a brutal spiking slide from Manny Machado on April 21, 2017 in Baltimore. Machado was well known [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:55:40+00:00December 14th, 2018|MLB, News|Comments Off on Appreciating Dustin Pedroia

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 |2018-11-20T19:14:47+00:00November 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 |2018-10-07T12:07:26+00:00October 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 |2018-10-01T23:05:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats Week 4: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man