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.

Smart Blogging: Chapter One (vs. Bucks 12/4/17)

Smart Blogging: Chapter One I have on a long-sleeve Hartford Whalers shirt, am drinking a Samuel Adam's Octoberfest with some Jack Daniels Fire Whiskey poured in, already ate dinner (salmon and mashed potatoes)... let's do this. First off, a quick explanation why I am doing this. I love Marcus Smart. The man can't really shoot [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|NBA|Comments Off on Smart Blogging: Chapter One (vs. Bucks 12/4/17)

A Culture of Disrespect is Tarnishing Sports

Disrespecting Your Opponent, Disrespects the Sports I love touchdown celebrations. While I personally abided by the Barry Sanders "act like you have been there before" trope whenever I did anything good on the athletic field, I completely understand the desire to let your happiness and exuberance show when you have achieved your goal. Touchdowns celebrations [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|NFL|Comments Off on A Culture of Disrespect is Tarnishing Sports

The Greg Schiano Problem; Evidence No Longer Matters

Greg Schiano Firing Highlights Disturbing Guilty Until Proven Innocent Trend Greg Schiano is a control freak. Greg Schiano is a martinet. Greg Schiano is a a micro-manager. In other words, Greg Schiano is your standard college football head coach. What Greg Schiano now is, more than anything else, is a guy that the majority of [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Lifestyle|Comments Off on The Greg Schiano Problem; Evidence No Longer Matters

When Politics Creep Into Sports…

When politics creep into sports it is usually bad. Now, this is not to say it is always bad, or that sports have always been divorced from politics. Far from it. Or that the sport world is not the place for a political stance. When done correctly it can bring about change that may have gone [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|General Sports|Comments Off on When Politics Creep Into Sports…

Avoid the Stupid Stat Trap

How to Diagnose a Stupid Stat & Avoid Overusing It Through the first six weeks of the season, every broadcaster (play-by-play, color, analyst, and sideline reporter) was so eager to mention that the New England Patriots were the first team in league history to allow a 300 yard passer in six straight games. This is [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|General Sports|Comments Off on Avoid the Stupid Stat Trap

USWNT Fight for Equal Pay Just Got Clearer, But Is That Good For Them?

With USMNT Out of World Cup, USWNT's Equal Pay Fight Takes Center Stage When the final whistle blew on the United States' Men's National Team 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago, it signaled a bitter end for USMNT's hopes to make the World Cup. For the first time since 1986, a USMNT team will not [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Soccer|Comments Off on USWNT Fight for Equal Pay Just Got Clearer, But Is That Good For Them?

An Ode to the Best Pitch in Baseball; The Inside Fastball

An Ode to the Inside Fastball Oh inside fastball, how I adore thee, Effective at a 100, or even 83. Dominant in the hands of Ryan, but also in Moyer's, When done right, the batters become voyeurs.   Oh inside fastball, why has thou been forgotten? Come playoff time, pitchers turns to the ones with [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Baseball|Comments Off on An Ode to the Best Pitch in Baseball; The Inside Fastball

The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

Time Wakefield & the Greatest Worst Outing in Red Sox History With the Boston Red Sox trying to stave off elimination against the Houston Astros, most Red Sox fans are asking the same question, "why not?" Why not think the Red Sox can rip off three straight to upset the Astros? It is the same [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|MLB|Comments Off on The Greatest Worst Outing of All-Time

When Broadcasting Goes Wrong; Having a Feel For the Game

Broadcasters Without Feel Can Ruin a Game THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ARTICLE!!! Ok... now that we got that out of the way, the idea for this article has been in my head for some time because of the current political climate that has oozed its way into the sports landscape. However, you will not [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Lifestyle, NFL|Comments Off on When Broadcasting Goes Wrong; Having a Feel For the Game

Farrell Fares Fairly Well in Extras

Farrell Keeps Sox Going Strong in Extras and into the Next Day The old saying in baseball is you can blame one-run losses on the manager/coach. Well, the inverse is also true; if you win a game by one run, you have to give credit to the manager for holding the ship together. While some [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Farrell Fares Fairly Well in Extras