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.
Check out Sunday’s SportsTalk1240 on AM1240-WGBB. I brought in former New York Jets wide receiver Rob Carptenter to co-host the show with me. Our guest was former All Star NBA point guard Kenny Anderson.
I had the chance to cover the New York Islanders Saturday as they took on the Chicago Blackhawks. The Isles prevailed with a 3-2 victory, ending their three-game losing streak and ending the Blackhawks eight-game win streak. The 20-10 Isles have proved to the rest of the league to take them for real. This team can compete with the best. Here’s my story on the game, featuring quotes from head coach Jack Capuano as well as Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo.
I had the chance to cover Islanders-Stars on Saturday October 25th with SportsTalk1240. The Isles won 7-5 in a back and forth affair that ended with a Frans Nielsen buzzer-beating hat trick goal. The Isles got off to a hot start in their final year at Nassau Coliseum, before struggling in the past week. Are the Isles the best team in New York? Here’s my SportsTalk1240.com story on the game and the season.
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.