Category Archives: Jack’s Commentary

Jack Healey Commentary November 12th, 2019

I went 6-7 in week #10 in high school football and my overall record is now 87-60. Another sidelight from high school football championship day on Saturday. Brattleboro’s Tony Martinez caught 5 passes for 90 yards for Castleton in its 38-20 victory over Dean. His grandmother was at the game,but his grandfather Tim Johnson couldn’t…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 11th, 2019

Congratulations to all the high school football state champions: Burr and Burton in Division 1 Brattleboro in Division 2 Poultney in Division 3 When it was all said and done Burr and Burton went from division 2 to Division 1 and Brattleboro went from Division 1 to Division 2 and both won state championships. Brattleboro…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 8th,2019

I made my predictions here yesterday, but it should be a great day in high school football tomorrow at Rutland’s Alumni Field. All three games are intriguing and they should be great! Division 2 at 11AM as it’s #1 Brattleboro vs. #3 Bellows Falls in the “All Purple Championship Game” Division 3 at 2PM as…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 7th, 2019

I went 10-4 last week in the NFL and my overall record is now 81-53. Thursday November 7th LA Chargers over Oakland Sunday November10th Detroit over Chicago Baltimore over Cincinnati Cleveland over Buffalo Kansas City over Tennessee New Orleans over Atlanta NY Giants over NY Jets Tampa Bay over Arizona Indianapolis over Miami Green Bay…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 4th, 2019

Congratulations to the Proctor girls soccer team as the Phantoms pick-up their 8th state championship, 7th outright with a 6-0 victory over Rivendell on Saturday in the Division 4 state title game. Maddie Flanders with a hat trick, Maggie Mckearin with a goal and four assists and Jenna Davine and Allie Almond with a goal…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 1st, 2019

It’s week #10 in high school football. I went 11-2 last week and I now stand at 100-30 In the Semi’s Division 1 St. Johnsbury over Essex Middlebury over Burr and Burton Division 2 Brattleboro over Fair Haven Bellows Falls over U32 Division 3 Poultney over Windsor BFA-Fairfax/Lamoille over Otter ValleyContinue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 31st, 2019

How about those Washington Nationals? I went with the Nats in 7 and they won in 7! Move over Walter Johnson! Why all the hoopla over the Trea Turner play in game 6? it was the correct call. I went 11-4 last week in the NFL picks so my overall record is now 71-49. Here…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 25th, 2019

I went 11-3 last week in high school picks and I now stand at 89-28 on the year. It’s the quarter-finals: In Division 1: Rutland over Essex on Rock 945 St. Johnsbury over Colchester on nsnsports.net Burr and Burton over Hartford Middlebury over BFA of St. Albans on NSN Burlington/South Burlington over CVU in the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 24th, 2019

I went 8-6 last week and I now stand at 60-45 Thursday October 24th Minnesota over Washington Sunday October 27th Seattle over Atlanta Philadelphia over Buffalo Chicago over LA Chargers Detroit over NY Giants Indianapolis over Denver Jacksonville over NY Jets LA Rams over Cincinnati New Orleans over Arizona Tennessee over Tampa Bay Carolina over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 18th,2019

I went 12-3 last week and I now stand at 78-25 Friday October 18th, 2019 Rutland over Hartford That game on Rock945 Fair Haven over Mt. Abraham Middlebury over BFA of St. Albans. On NSN Colchester over Mt. Mansfield Burlington/South Burlington over North Country. On NSN Bellows Falls over Milton U32 over Spaulding Brattleboro over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 17th,2019

I went 9-5 last week and I now stand at 52-39 in the NFL picks. Here goes for this week: Thursday October 17th, 2019 Kansas City over Denver Sunday October 20th, 2019 Atlanta over the LA Rams Buffalo over Miami Cincinnati over Jacksonville Detroit over Minnesota Green Bay over Oakland Indianapolis over Houston NY Giants…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 11th, 2019

It’s week #7 in high school football. I went 12-2 last week and I now stand at 66-22. Friday October 11th, 2019 Rutland over Middlebury. That Game on Rock 94.5 Brattleboro over Fair Haven Burlington/South Burlington over Colchester Essex over Mt. Mansfield. That game on NSN Bellows Falls over North Country. That game on NSN…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 10th, 2019

It’s week #6 in the NFL. i went 8-7 last week and my overall record is 43-34. Thursday October 10th NE Patriots over NY Giants Sunday October 13th Carolina over Tampa Bay Seattle over Cleveland Kansas City over Houston Washington over Miami Minnesota over Philadelphia New Orleans over Jacksonville Baltimore over Cincinnati LA Rams over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 4th,2019

Among the high school football games tonight will be the St. Johnsbury vs Burr and Burton game at Apple Jack Field in Manchester at 7PM. It’s a battle of Division 1 unbeatens. The game will be video cast on the Northeast Sports Network nsnsports.net starting at 6:30 free of charge. Also Rutland at BFA of…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 3rd, 2019

I went 7-8 last week and my overall record is 35-27 Thursday October 3rd LA Rams over Seattle Sunday October 6th Carolina over Jacksonville Cincinnati over Arizona Houston over Atlanta New Orleans over Tampa Bay Minnesota over NY Giants Chicago over Oakland Philadelphia over NY Jets Baltimore over Pittsburgh Tennessee over Buffalo NE Patriots over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 27th, 2019

Went 13-2 last week in my high school football picks and my overall record is now 43-16. Here goes for week #5: Friday September 27th Rutland over Colchester.  This game on Rock 945 starting at 6:45. Fair Haven over Milton Burr and Burton over Mt. Anthony Hartford over BFA of St. Albans. On nsnsports.net Middlebury…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 26th, 2019

I went 9-7 last week and I now stand at 28-19 on the year. Here goes: Thursday September 26th Green Bay over Philadelphia Sunday September 29th Atlanta over Tennessee NE Patriots over Buffalo Kansas City over Detroit Indianapolis over Oakland LA Chargers over Miami NY Giants over Washington Baltimore over Cleveland Houston over Carolina LA…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 20th, 2019

I went 13-2 in high school picks last week. Here goes for week #4: Friday September 20th Rutland over Essex. On Rock 945 at 6:45 PM Otter Valley over Springfield Fair Haven over Mt. Anthony St. Johnsbury over Colchester. On NSN BFA Of St. Albans over CVU. On NSN Burlington/South Burlington over Rice. On NSN…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 19th, 2019

I went 9-7 in the NFL picks last week and my overall record is now 19-12. Here goes: Thursday September 19th Tennessee over Jacksonville Sunday September 22nd Buffalo over Cincinnati Dallas over Miami Green Bay over Denver Atlanta over Indianapolis Kansas City over Baltimore Minnesota over Oakland NE Patriots over NY Jets Philadelphia over Detroit…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 18th, 2019

I was looking forward to watching all the stuff at Fenway Park last night. You know all the Carl Yastrzemski, Mike Yastrzemski stuff. Let me say that Mike Yastrzemski didn’t disappoint, he had a home-run and a double. How dramatic was that? It’s moments like that that make baseball the great game that it is.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 17th, 2019

I love inter league play in baseball. I have never understood the whining about it. I get it, not all the match-ups are exciting, but you still have Yankees-Mets, Cubs-White Sox, Angels-Dodgers. You have rematches of the World Series like Red Sox-Dodgers this season or possible previews of the World Series like Dodgers-Yankees this season.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 13th, 2019

I went 7-8 last week after a real good first week in high school football so I now stand at 17-12 and here goes for week #3: Friday September 13th: Rutland over Burlington/South Burlington. That game on Rock 945 Mt. Abraham over Otter Valley Bellows Falls over Fair Haven Lyndon over Spaulding. that game on…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 12th, 2019

I went 10-5 last week and here I go with week #2 Thursday September 12th Carolina over Tampa Bay Sunday September 15th Baltimore over Arizona Cincinnati over San Francisco Detroit over LA Chargers Green Bay over Minnesota Houston over Jacksonville NE Patriots over Miami NY Giants over Buffalo Pittsburgh over Seattle Tennessee over Indianapolis Dallas…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 6th, 2019

Week #2 in high school. I was 10-4 last week and George was 7-7 last week. Friday September 6th at 7PM: Rutland over St. Johnsbury. That game on  Rock 945 starting at 6:45 with the pre-game show BFA-St. Albans over Colchester. That game on nsnsports.net North Country over Spaulding . That game on nsnsports.net Middlebury…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 5th, 2019

The NFL season gets underway tonight as Green Bay will be at Chicago. Here goes in week #1: Green Bay over Chicago Sunday September 8th Minnesota over Atlanta Philadelphia over Washington Cleveland over Tennessee Kansas City over Jacksonville Carolina over LA Rams NY Jets over Buffalo Miami over Baltimore LA Chargers over Indianapolis Seattle over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary September 3rd, 2019

Interesting week #1 in high school football as I went 10-4. Rutland with an impressive 64-6 victory over CVU on the road. Hunter Postemski rushed for 115 yards on 21 carries and 3 touchdowns. Fans might recall that Postemski had a great opening game last year against Brattleboro subbing for eventual Shrine player Dakota Peters.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary August 30th, 2019

It’s high school football week #1 getting underway tonight and already Rice has to forfeit its game at Hartford even though the two teams will have a controlled scrimmage. Rice suffered several injuries in a scrimmage last week and just didn’t have the numbers to compete in game 1. It’s always disturbing when a team…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary August 6th, 2019

Rutland native John Cameron whose cousins are Mike Cameron of WSYB radio in Rutland and former MSJ and Fair Haven head football coach Brian Grady, who is now the offensive coordinator at Castleton, was the public address announcer of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game on Saturday at Dave Wolk Stadium at Castleton University. John…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary August 5th, 2019

Nobody cares about the Shrine game? Tell that to the players, the Shriners and the patients at the Shriner’s hospitals and the just over the estimated 5000 fans on hand at sun drenched Dave Wolk Stadium at Castleton University this past Saturday! The Shrine game is special and it always will be! By the way…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary August 2nd, 2019

The 66th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game is tomorrow at 5:30 at Dave Wolk Stadium at Castleton University. The parade in Castleton is at 3PM. Former Castleton President Dave Wolk is the Grand Marshal. New Hampshire leads in the series 47-16 with 2 ties, but Vermont has won the last three straight. The Vermont…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 30th, 2019

The State American Legion Baseball Tournament continues today at Colchester with three games on tap including Rutland vs. Colchester at 10 AM. SD Ireland is in the best position to win the championship as it doesn’t have to play today and has two shots to win one game tomorrow. Rutland and Colchester have to win…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 29th,2019

I mentioned last week that I would be surprised if the Red Sox won more than one game in the 4 game series with the Yankees at Fenway over the weekend.The Sox did better than I thought winning three out four, but it really isn’t good enough. When you win the first three of a…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 25th, 2019

The Red Sox start up a four game series against the Yankees at Fenway tonight. I don’t think the Red Sox win more than one game in the series and this series could make the series in London look like a pitcher’s duel. It was comical watching the umpires in the Sox-Tampa Bay game yesterday…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 22nd, 2019

I didn’t see all the induction speeches at the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, but I did see the speeches by Edgar Martinez,Lee Smith and Mariano Rivera and they were all outstanding! I went to the Hall of Fame once and that was back in 1977. I hope to get back some day. Cooperstown, New…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 19th, 2019

I had a great vacation and I’m all set to get back to work. I watched the entire baseball All Star Game for the first time in about 25 years. Maybe longer…. Still read miles and miles of mindless drivel on facebook and twitter! Geez Joe Buck and John Smoltz are great, but of course…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary July 9th, 2019

Congratulations to the US women’s soccer team. They won and they deserved it. They deserve all the accolades and the parade up “The Canyon of Heroes” is an honor that not everybody gets. I was rooting for them, but I still don’t think they were that likable. If they don’t want to go to the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey July 1st, 2019

The London Series is over and quite frankly it ended the way I thought it would. All in all it was a very successful event and the Cubs and Cards will play there next year, but as somebody pointed out to me on Saturday if London loves baseball so much why was it dropped from…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 28th,2019

For the record I correctly predicted 7 of the 9 American League starters and 7 out of the 8 starters for the National League for the All Star game coming up on July 9th in Cleveland. Now to the US womens soccer team: I have explained the National Anthem respect thing a million times both…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 26th, 2019

The final balloting for the baseball All-Star game from the list of finalists will start at noon today Eastern Time and run through 4PM Eastern Time tomorrow. The starters election winners will be announced at 7PM tomorrow on ESPN and full rosters will be announced at 5:30PM on Sunday. Are you ready for an all…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 24th, 2019

I think the Tampa Bay/ Montreal discussion is ridiculous! It will never fly and do you think the Major League Players Association would ever go for that? Of course not! What free agent would ever sign with a team that would split its home games in two different locations, two different countries in two cities…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 17th, 2019

The best trade over the weekend was Edwin Encarnacion going to the Yankees, not Anthony Davis going to the Lakers! With Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge coming back this week Encarnacion makes an already awesome line-up even awesomer!!! On top of that the Yankees gave-up virtually nothing to get Encarnacion. It’s the biggest robbery since…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 14th, 2019

Well the Toronto Raptors are the NBA champions and as was the case with the St. Louis Blues the night before they deserved it. Like St. Louis, Toronto also won three games on the road which is actually more difficult in the NBA than it is in the NHL. I went with Golden State in…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 13th, 2019

The St. Louis Blues are the Stanley Cup champs and quite frankly they deserved it. They won three of four games on the road including game 7. I thought the Bruins would win the series in 6 and I certainly thought they’d win game 7, but it wasn’t to be. One team wins and all…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 6th, 2019

For once will people get off Tom Brady’s back? Why the furor from Mets fans over whether Tom Brady’s “people” have decided to trademark “Tom Terrific”? Wait a minute you can’t do that because Tom Seaver is “Tom Terrific”, not Tom Brady. My first reaction was who cares? Like “Deflate Gate” it was much ado…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary June 4th, 2019

Let me say it AGAIN! Let’s see Toronto wins game 1 of the NBA Finals and carries that momentum into a victory in game 2. Wait a minute it didn’t happen because momentum doesn’t carry over from game to game. I repeat and repeat and repeat that I will stop talking about it when coaches,…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 29th, 2019

Former Rutland High football standout Kyle Kelly who was a member of the Vermont Shrine football team in 2012 has accepted a full time position as a team operations assistant with the Detroit Lions. Kyle had been an intern with the Cleveland Browns. Kyle has already started his job and tomorrow he will be travelling…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 28th, 2019

Bill Buckner died yesterday at the age of 69. It is sad that he will be remembered for what happened in game 6 of the 1986 World Series, but he was a great player and you could argue that he was at least a borderline Hall of Famer. He had 2,715 career hits. Ted Williams…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 24th, 2019

It’s the Bruins vs. St. Louis in the Stanley Cup Final. I’m going with the Bruins in 6. I picked San Jose in 6 against St. Louis. After San Jose won game 3 in overtime on the controversial hand pass goal, the Sharks went up 2 games to 1. San Jose never won another game…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 20th, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I’m generally only interested in horse racing when it’s the triple crown races and especially when a horse is going for the triple crown. I generally see who wins the Kentucky Derby and then I root for that horse in the Preakness and hopefully is still in the running…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 17th, 2019

The Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Finals after sweeping Carolina in the Eastern Conference Finals. Tukka Rask has been fantastic and he is the front runner for the Conn Smythe Trophy, but he has to close the deal. If the Bruins don’t go on the win the cup the playoffs to this point would…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 14th, 2019

Somehow I think if Toronto fans had a choice between the Raptors winning in game 7 or the Maple leafs winning in game 7, they would take the Leafs winning in 7. It is hockey and it is Canada remember! I’m going with Milwaukee over Toronto in 6 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals and…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary May 9th, 2019

I know predictions are just lucky guesses, but I did say the Bruins over Columbus in 6 and I said Milwaukee over the Celtics in 6. The Celtics really did stink the joint out and they really couldn’t turn on the switch. Milwaukee was a far better team and remember they were the #1 seed…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 29th, 2019

The Bruins are in for a battle with Columbus as they coughed up the home ice advantage with their double overtime loss on Saturday night. I had the Bruins in 6 going in to the series, but they have to be better. Stupid penalty by Patrice Bergeron which led to the power play game winner.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 26th, 2019

I was watching the Red Sox and the Bruins last night and I happened to be watching the Red Sox when I heard the news. It was also mentioned on the NBC national broadcast of the Bruins game. John Havlicek died yesterday at the age of 79. Another hero of my youth is gone. What…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 25th, 2019

I’m going with the Bruins over Columbus in 6 and Milwaukee over the Celtics in 6 in their respective Eastern conference semi-final series. I got to say that Tukka Rask was pretty good in the series against Toronto especially in game 7. Maybe it isn’t fair, but it’s only one round. He has to do…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 22nd, 2019

The Celtics with a 4 game sweep, but it wasn’t that easy as each individual game was a battle. The Bruins and Toronto go to a game 7 tomorrow night. What home ice advantage? Both the Bruins and Toronto have won twice on the road. That being said you really want to have a game…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 17th, 2019

Who would’ve thought that the Tampa bay Lightning would lose in the first round of the playoffs, let alone being swept? Columbus made short work of the Lightning and the Islanders beat the Penguins in 4 straight. That one isn’t as much of a surprise and the Islanders were the higher seed, but still these…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 15th, 2019

Tiger wins the Masters! That is one of the greatest sports stories ever! Who would’ve thought that Tiger would somehow win another Masters,14 years after his last one and 11 years since his last major? Jim McKay used to say before ABC’s Wide World of Sports “The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat…The…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 10th, 2019

Ok now it’s time to turn the page. The opening day ceremony at Fenway was pretty good even though you can put me down for being one of those fans who thought it was a little strange that the players got their rings without being introduced. I actually find it refreshing that any references I…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 8th, 2019

I’m going with Texas Tech over Virginia in the NCAA national championship men’s basketball game tonight. Tough one! Who has the momentum? They both won in the semi’s. If you believe in momentum from game to game…..this one should end in a tie! I wonder how many fans noticed there was a no call on…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 5th, 2019

Yes the Red Sox are off to a 2-6 start and yes the games in April mean the same as the games in October. The difference is that when you play lousy in April you have more time to recover than you do when you play lousy in October. I have seen columns where the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary April 2nd, 2019

Recently I interviewed former Burlington High School star athlete Jeff Hughes who went on to play college football at the University of Nebraska and played on two national championship teams. He will be inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame on April 13th. As it turns out there is a connection between Hughes and…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 29th, 2019

Joe Bellino who won the Heisman Trophy at the US Naval Academy died yesterday at the age of 81. Bellino, a native of Winchester, Massachusetts won the Heisman Trophy in 1960 in a season where he rushed for 834 yards and 15 touchdowns along with 3 touchdown catches. Bellino spent 3 years with the Boston…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 28th, 2019

The Major League baseball season gets underway today. For what it’s worth here are my predictions: National League: West: 1. LA Dodgers 2. Colorado 3. San Diego 4. Arizona 5. San Francisco Central: 1. Milwaukee 2. Cubs 3. St. Louis 4. Pittsburgh 5. Cincinnati East: 1. Philadelphia 2. Washington 3. Atlanta 4. Mets 5. Miami…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 25th,2019

The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association had its final day of high school basketball this past Saturday at Windsor High School. Rutland High’s Jamison Evans was named the Boys Player of the Year and St. Johnsbury’s Sadie Stetson was the Girls Player of the Year for the 2nd straight year. The NCAA mens basketball tournament is…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 21st, 2019

How are your brackets doing? Man I hate that expression, but right now everybody’s bracket is perfect. For what it’s worth my “Final Four” is Tennessee, Duke, Michigan and Kentucky with Tennessee over Michigan in the championship. I’m really just guessing. Whether you’re an expert or not, all this bracket stuff is pure luck. Yes…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 19th, 2019

It was a terrific boys and girls basketball season and a terrific girls and boys hockey season as well. We still have the All-Star Senior basketball games coming up at Windsor High School and the Rotary Hockey Classic at Essex on Saturday. The four basketball All Star games at Windsor High School will be video…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 13th, 2019

Giant fans can’t be too happy about losing Odell Beckam,Jr.? Jets fans have to be happy about signing Le’Veon Bell. He did sit out a year which isn’t always a good thing. I know this is called the “legal tampering” period, but it’s funny that the Patriots are the only team that hasn’t done anything…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 11th, 2019

Congratulations to the state champions in girls basketball:St. Johnsbury, Fair Haven, Thetford and West Rutland! How about St. Jay winning in Division 1? I don’t recall anybody predicting that one. Listen up people: The D2, D3 and D4 girls and boys basketball final 4 and championship games are played at the Barre Auditorium. The D1…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 7th,2019

The girls basketball state championship games are coming up this weekend and the boys basketball playoffs head to the quarterfinals. Divisions 1 and 2 are intriguing in boys basketball as any of a number of teams can win it. I’ve never understood why anybody would rather play in a first round game than have a…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary March 1st, 2019

So Bob Kraft pleaded not guilty. It looks like he’s going to get all lawyered up and prolong this thing. I think Kraft should apologize and say he made a stupid mistake and take the punishment, but of course they never do! No doubt Bryce Harper is a great player and he will probably hit…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 25th, 2018

All we know right now is that Bob Kraft solicited a prostitute. A stupid thing for him to do, certainly embarrassing and if I ever have a chance to talk to him I would ask..”What the hell were you thinking?” Right now it is a misdemeanor, not a felony and even though I’m sure the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 18th,2019

It’s hard to believe that Rutland High School has had just one girl to score 1000 career points and it was Elise Magro who accomplished the feat just last week. The MSJ girls basketball program only had one 1000 point scorer for several years as Kim levins accomplished the feat in 1987, but Now MSJ…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 11th, 2019

Geez! Let it go people! Julian Edelman was popped for PED’s so therefore he shouldn’t have been playing in the Super Bowl, let alone MVP. I’m still hearing it from the idiots on Fox Sports Radio. I listened for about two minutes on Friday night and that’s all they were talking about. It was almost…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 6th, 2019

Nick Cafardo’s baseball column in the Boston Globe on Super Sunday started off ironically enough about the difference between PED’s in the NFL and PED’s in baseball. Carfardo writes: ” Serving a suspension or being linked to it in baseball seems like a major crime among some fans. In football? No biggie. That was borne…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 5th, 2019

I am surprised that the Patriots got to the Super Bowl let alone win it. My thoughts right up until the end of the season. I am shocked that the score was 13-3. Once they did get to the Super Bowl in this game I thought the Patriots would win 31-24. Most of the predictions…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary February 1st, 2019

My record going into the Super Bowl is 160-90 and I’m going with the Patriots over the LA Rams 31-24. There was a time when I couldn’t get enough of the pre-game hype, but now I really stay away from it as much as I can. After awhile it just over-analysis as far as I’m…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 28th,2019

I didn’t watch any of the NHL competition because I was busy. I wasn’t busy yesterday except that I did watch “Godfather I”. Anyway I watched the Pro Bowl for about five minutes. That’s five minutes of my life I’ll never get back. What a joke! It is a complete joke! What is even more…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 25th,2018

Some random thoughts; Have you ever wondered what happened to the Vermont Athlete of the Month program? Back in the 70’s and 80’s the Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, now called the Vermont Sports Media Association, had a wonderful program when the Athletes of the Month would be honored with a banquet in Montpelier and…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 23rd, 2019

The 2019 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame is a good one. At least the four new inductees announced yesterday. The four new inductees are Mariano Rivera,Edgar Martinez,Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay. All of them deserve to be there and of course they will join Lee Smith and Harold Baines who were elected by…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 22nd, 2019

Yes the officiating was terrible and every team that played in the Conference championship games was victimized, not just the teams that lost so pump the brakes a little bit. The officiating doesn’t take away from the two games as they were both classics! Remember a couple of years ago when the regular officials were…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 18th, 2019

My NFL record is 160-88. This Sunday I’m going with the two home teams: New Orleans over the LA Rams and Kansas City over the Patriots. I believe home field does make a difference in the NFL especially in the Conference championship games. I don’t see anything wrong with the Patriots playing the underdog card.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 16th, 2019

I went 4-0 in the NFL divisional round last week after going 0-4 the week before so my overall record is 160-88. I think the Patriots will have their hands full at Kansas City on Sunday and I guess that the last second loss to Miami ended up being big after all because it’s the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 11th, 2019

It’s the divisional round in the NFL with two games tomorrow and two games coming up on Sunday. After going 0-4 last week my record is now 156-88. Here goes: On Saturday Kansas City over Indianapolis LA Rams over Dallas On Sunday NE Patriots over LA Chargers New Orleans over Philadelphia Rutland native Jenny Everett…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 10th, 2019

There are 13 new members to the Vermont Sports Hall Of Fame. This is the 7th class of the Hall and again I have to say that the voters were right on. This is a diversified group. There is a field hockey player, a moguls skier, an alpine skier, a nordic skier and a snowboarder…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 8th, 2018

I went 0-4 during the NFL wildcard weekend and my record falls to 156-88. What does 0-4 mean? Nothing except it proves that I’m not a psychic. It’s all pure luck anyway. I went with Chicago to beat Philly and if Cody Parkey hits the field goal I’m at least 1-3. I don’t think that…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 4th, 2018

I went 12-4 in the final regular season weekend of the NFL and now stand at 143-81. It’s the wilcard weekend coming up and tomorrow I’m going with Houston over Indianapolis and Seattle over Dallas. On Sunday I’m going with Baltimore over the LA Chargers and Chicago over Philadelphia. I went a mediocre 19-20 through…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary January 3rd, 2019

Pittsford native Lucas Bombardier has signed a professional contract with the Greenville, South Carolina Swamp Rabbits of the East Coast Hockey League. Lucas had been playing pro hockey with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League. Lucas played college hockey and lacrosse at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. He played hockey under…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 31st, 2018

It will be Clemson against Alabama in the National Championship game on January 7th and with all the talk of how many teams should be in the playoffs, the best two teams in the country will be playing for the title so what’s the problem? The two semi-final games came out the way I thought…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 28th, 2018

I went 13-3 in the football picks and now stand at 131-77. Here goes in the finall weekend of the regular season. Buffalo over Miami Green Bay over Detroit NE Patriots over NY Jets New Orleans over Carolina NY Giants over Dallas Atlanta over Tampa Bay Houston over Jacksonville LA Chargers over Denver Kansas City…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 27th, 2018

This list is geared for the most part to the Rutland area so keep that in mind. Taking a look back at the top local sports stories of 2018: I have the Rutland boys basketball Division 1 state championship as the #1 sports story for the 2nd straight year. 1. Last year it was Rutland…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 26th, 2018

I went 13-3 in NFL week #16 and I now stand at 144-80 on the year. Through college football bowl games on December 22nd I stand at 8-7. Here are my picks through December 29th: Wednesday December 26th Boise State over Boston College in the First Responder Bowl at Cotton Bowl in Dallas Georgia Tech…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 21st, 2018

At first I was going to write that Josh Gordon is sick or stupid or both. I don’t know all the details, but it looks to me that he is an addict whatever the substance might be and he certainly needs help. It isn’t funny! He needs help and I’m sure he’s getting it if…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 19th, 2018

I wasn’t at the Rutland at Rice boys basketball game on Monday night, but judging by the pictures in the Burlington Free Press the game was nowhere near a packed house. That surprises me. The game a week ago between Rutland and Mt. Mansfield at Rutland a game that I was at and was a…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 18th, 2018

In boys basketball last night, Rice defeated Rutland 56-47 as the Raiders had their 43 game winning streak snapped. Quite a run for the two time defending Division 1 state champs as they lost for the first time since December of 2016. It’s funny and nobody said anything but I get the feeling that there…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 14th,2018

Five College football bowl games coming up tomorrow. I’m going with Lousiana-Lafayette over Tulane in the Autonation Cure Bowl Utah State over North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl Fresno State over Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl Georgia Southern over Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl Appalachian State over Middle Tennessee in the…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 13th, 2018

NFL week #15. I stand at 123-68 after an 8-8 week last week. Thursday December 13th Kansas City over LA Chargers Saturday December 15th Houston over the NY Jets Denver over Cleveland Sunday December 16th Atlanta over Arizona Buffalo over Detroit Chicago over Green Bay Oakland over Cincinnati Dallas over Indianapolis Minnesota over Miami NY…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 11th, 2018

A terrible 8-8 in my NFL picks in week #14 and I now stand at 130-76. The only two places I didn’t see the constant showing of the end of the Patriots-Miami game was on MLB and the weather channel and I’m not sure, but they could’ve shown the play over and over too. I’m…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 10th, 2018

“Do you believe In miracles?” It’s not quite the same thrill I get when I hear the Al Michaels’ call, but it was unbelievable and indeed it was a miracle as Miami beat the Patriots on the game’s final play yesterday by a score of 34-33. Yes the Patriots left points on the board all…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary December 6th, 2018

I went 10-6 last week and I now stand at 122-68. Thursday December 6th Tennessee over Jacksonville Sunday December 9th Buffalo over NY Jets Carolina over Cleveland Green Bay over Atlanta Houston over Indianapolis Kansas City over Baltimore NE Patriots over Miami New Orleans over Tampa Bay NY Giants over Washington LA Chargers over Cincinnati…Continue Reading

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