Former NHL goalie Corey Hirsch joined me on The Jake Brown Show. He talks about his battle with OCD throughout his career, how he nearly drove off a cliff, advocating for mental health, and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
May 31st marked my final show on the ESPN Radio New Hampshire airwaves and what a show it was. We had the pleasure of being joined by the great Ric Bucher. Bucher was formerly ESPN’s NBA reporter, and now is an NBA Analyst at Comcast/NBA, a Bleacher Report columnist, and a Sports Radio Host at 95.7FM The Game. He broke down the Conference Finals with us and gave his NBA Finals pick.
Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal also joined us. MacPherson broke down the Red Sox brawl last night and whether it ignited a fire into the Sox. We also discussed the return of Stephen Drew and what this team needs to get back in the race.
Drew and I also talked about the rivalry between the Red Sox and Rays. We also broke down the NHL Conference Finals and gave our Stanley Cup Finals picks.
Tune into the podcast from my show Sunday on AM1240-WGBB in New York. On The 5th Quarter in New York Sports, I opened up with my frustration on Ray Rice and his pitiful attempt at an apology Friday in a press conference full of self pity. What did Rice do wrong and how long should he be suspended for his actions against his wife?
I then moved on to another debacle on and off the field in New York. The Mets loss Sunday afternoon was demoralizing and they continue to find new ways to lose. Citi Field has been nothing but quiet, and what has happened when fans cheer at the ballpark? What is going wrong with the Mets? What do they need to change to turn things around? Is Terry Collins on his way out?
Also, the Rangers were in action in a pivotal Game 4 against the Canadiens. I gave updates throughout the show and also discussed Stepan’s injury, Carcillo’s suspension, and analyzing the Rangers run thus far. Can they make a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals? How big would it be for New York sports? I also talked NBA playoffs. Serge Ibaka made his return Sunday night for the Thunder, which will cause the Spurs plenty of problems. The Pacers loss Saturday puts the series in the hands of the Heat, but Elwood from Indiana called in and disagreed with me. I had to put him in his place.
I also break down the Yankees and their series win. They are sticking around in the AL East, but do they need some pitching help with all their injuries? Also, Yunel Escobar and the Red Sox went at it Sunday. Did the Red Sox trigger the debate or is Escobar just a troublemaker? At 34, Josh Beckett tossed his first no-hitter Sunday against the Phillies. To close out the show, I gave out my prediction on who the Knicks next head coach will be. Listen in to a jam-packed show here and download the show on iTunes!
In the second to last edition of The Weekend with Jake & Drew on ESPN Radio NH, we were glad to be joined by the voice of the Red Sox on WEEI, Dave O’Brien. We discussed the first quarter of the season and the question marks surrounding the Red Sox. We discuss Red Sox youth, Clay Buchholz and his awful start, Stephen Drew, Jackie Bradley Jr. and his afro, and more.
We also gave out or MLB report cards. Which teams have been the most surprising and which teams have been the most disappointing?
The NHL playoffs have had the flare for dramatics. The Kings and Canadiens face off in the West Finals and the Rangers and Canadiens in the East. Who moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals?
In what has been one of the best NBA playoffs ever, we got the matchups we expected with the top teams in both conferences facing off. Will the Pacers de-throne the Heat? Will the Thunder stand a chance without Ibaka? We give out our NBA Finals picks.
Tune into my sports talk radio show from Sunday on AM1240-WGBB.
I opened the show with my rant on the whole Donald Sterling saga, and what penalty Adam Silver should hand down to the Clippers owner. I then shifted focus to the NBA playoffs. Did this affect the Clippers and their NBA Finals chances? Who wins out of the West? Should the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook?
Also, the Nets lost Game 4 to the Raptors, but will they lose the series? Are the Nets bound to go to the Finals? Who wins out of the East? Also, I guaranteed on the show that Steve Kerr will be the next Knicks head coach and why it is a perfect fit.
Next up was baseball as the Mets are three games over .500 through 25 games. Can they keep it going? Should Dice-K become the new closer?
The Yankees are in first place, but do they need to trade for a pitcher? Will their bullpen survive?
The New York Rangers took a 3-2 series lead Sunday. Is this a cup year for the Blueshirts?
The Jets get Chris Johnson, but is their offseason done? What do the jets and Giants need in the upcoming NFL Draft?
Check out Sunday night’s edition of The 5th Quarter in New York Sports on AM1240-WGBB. Former Yankees great and two-time World Champion Jim Leyritz joined us. We talked about his clutch home runs in the playoffs, playing with Derek Jeter, the current state of the Yankees, and PED use in MLB.
We also discussed the sorry state of the New York Knicks. When will Mike Woodson go? Is Carmelo Anthony going to leave in the offseason? Can the Brooklyn Nets surprise people in the playoffs?
We closed out the show giving our predictions for the 2014 season for the Mets and Yankees.