Category Archives: Jack’s Commentary

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

Jack Healey Commentary December 3rd, 2018

The fake punt on 4th and 11 cost Georgia a chance at the national championship. As if that is not enough, Georgia coach Kirby “Not So Smart” who was responsible for the idiotic call campaigns for his team to be in the “final four” even though his team was not a conference champion and had…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 29th, 2018

I now stand at 113-62 in my NFL football picks: Thursday November 29th New Orleans over Dallas Sunday December 2nd Atlanta over Baltimore Denver over Cincinnati LA Rams over Detroit Green Bay over Arizona Houston over Cleveland Indianapolis over Jacksonville Miami over Buffalo Chicago over NY Giants Carolina over Tampa Bay Kansas City over Oakland…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 27th, 2018

I went  12-3 in the NFL in week #12 and I now stand at 113-62. Why is Tom Brady always compared to Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers etc.? Why aren’t they ever compared to each other? Ben Roethlisberger throws a terrible pick in the end zone at the end of the Pittsburgh loss…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 21st, 2018

OK my official record is now 101-59 in my NFL picks. Really! Week #12 Thanksgiving day Chicago over Detroit Dallas over Washington New Orleans over Atlanta Sunday November 25th Baltimore over Oakland Jacksonville over Buffalo Seattle over Carolina Cincinnati over Cleveland NE Patriots over NY Jets Philadelphia over NY Giants Tampa Bay over San Francisco…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 16th, 2018

Mookie Betts won the American League MVP and Christian Yelitch won the National League MVP as I expected for both. All the awards came out the way I expected except for the American League Rookie of the Year which I mentioned early in the week. The Mets’ Jacob DeGrom won the National League Cy Young…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 15th, 2018

I went 7-7 last week and now have a record of 94-47 which is now the corrected updated record Thursday November 15th Seattle over Green Bay Sunday November 18th Atlanta over Dallas Baltimore over Cincinnati Carolina over Detroit Tennessee over Indianapolis Pittsburgh over Jacksonville NY Giants over Tampa Bay Houston over Washington Arizona over Oakland…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 14th, 2018

The Major League baseball awards are being announced this week and so far I’ve had a few right and a few wrong. In Rookie of the Year: Shohei Ohtani of the Angels won in the American League. I thought Miguel Andujar of the Yankees should’ve got the award and I would’ve voted for him. I…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 12th, 2018

The Poultney-Woodstock game was closer than I expected and Mt. Mansfield was better than I expected. I give the Cougars credit and they deserved to win, but it was probably Rutland’s worst game of the year. I expected Burr and Burton to win in Division 2, but I expected the game to be a little…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 9th, 2018

I went 6-0 in my high school football picks in the semi’s last week to go to 103-36 on the year. I can’t catch George, but here goes: Division 3 Woodstock over Poultney Division 2 Burr and Burton over Fair Haven. Might wear out the scoreboard in this one! Division 1 Rutland over Mt. Mansfield.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 8th, 2018

I was 9-4 in my NFL picks last week and now stand at 81-46 Thursday November 8th Carolina over Pittsburgh Sunday November 11th Chicago over Detroit New Orleans over Cincinnati Atlanta over Cleveland Indianapolis over Jacksonville Kansas City over Arizona NY Jets over Buffalo Tampa Bay over Washington NE Patriots over Tennessee LA Chargers over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 7th, 2018

The Division 2 high school football championship game will be this Saturday at 2PM at Rutland’s Alumni Field. It will be #1 seed Burr and Burton against #2 seed and defending state champion Fair Haven. Burr and Burton is 9-1 and Fair Haven is 8-2 and they should burn up the scoreboard with their high…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 6th, 2018

Winning the World Series is the main thing, but as long as they have individual awards you might as well talk about them. That being said why isn’t JD Martinez at least a finalist in the AL MVP race? I get it about DH and all that, but MVP is an offensive award and always…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 2nd, 2018

I told you yesterday that the “suck on it” comment from Alex Cora was not about the Yankees or New York. Alex Cora explained it yesterday  and I ask you to check out yesterday’s blog to see what I said. The New York media that went with a bogus story owe Cora an apology. Semi…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary November 1st, 2018

Listen to what Alex Cora actually said please! When he said “suck on it” at the parade yesterday he was talking about the “gloom and doomers” and the “doubters” after the loss to the Yankees in game 2 of the ALDS. He was also talking about negative Boston sports talk radio. He said we went…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 30th, 2018

I had no problem with Steve Pearce being named the World Series MVP, but I wouldn’t have had a problem with David Price either. Pearce had the tying home run in game 4 and the bases clearing double that blew the game open in that game as well and then in the clinching game 5…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 29th, 2018

The World Series is over and with it a few thoughts: I never imagined I’d see the Red Sox win one World Series in my lifetime, let alone four. Only Sox fans of my generation would understand. I think Steve Pearce deserved to win the World Series MVP, but so did others like David Price…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 26th,2018

I went 11-3 last week and now stand at 86-33. This week are the quarters in Division 1: Rutland over Burlington/South Burlington on NSN Hartford over St. Johnsbury on NSN Mt. Mansfield over Colchester Rice over Middlebury In consolation games: BFA-St. Albans over Brattleboro on NSN Essex over CVU on NSN In Division 2: Fair…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 25th,2018

Was Curt Schilling not invited to the pre-game ceremony before the World Series game day last night because of his political points of view or was it just an oversight? Good question! I went 11-3 in the NFL last week and now I stand at 64-41 overall. Here goes for week #8: Thursday October 25th…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 23rd, 2018

It’s game 1 of the World Series at Fenway tonight and I’m going with the Dodgers in 6. What do you think the over-under will be on the number of times Joe Buck will be hammered on social media? You aren’t going to hear or read any negative comments from me. I’ve said it a…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 22nd, 2018

Hey the Patriots were lucky and I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s still about the defense. The next time Cordarrelle Patterson celebrates a touchdown, I hope he at least waits until he gets into the end zone! I wish Scott Zolak would stop interrupting Bob Socci during great calls. It’s annoying!.…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 19th, 2018

I said Houston in 6 and the Red Sox won in 5. I love it when I’m wrong like that. David Price was great and of course Jackie Bradley Jr. gets the series MVP. Now it’s on to the World Series! Final weekend of the regular season in high school football and it has gone…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 18th, 2018

Yes I thought it was a home-run and no interference on the ball that Jose Altuve hit last night in the first inning and the Red Sox got a huge break. A couple of things though that might be overlooked. #1 that did happen in the first inning and there was a lot of game…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 15th, 2018

I guess David Price was OK, Sale wasn’t and what’s up with Craig Kimbrel? Anyway the series is 1-1 so fasten your seat belts. As for the Pats, let’s just say it was a classic. Patrick Mahomes was fantastic and so was Tom Brady! Just one game to go in the regular season in high…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 12th, 2018

Hard to believe there are just two games to go in the regular season in high school football. It’s week #7. I went 12-3 last week and now stand at 65-27. Friday October 12th Rutland over Essex. That game on NSN St. Johnsbury over CVU on NSN Rice over U32 on NSN Fair Haven over…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 11th, 2018

Yesterday I wrote here that I thought David Price would start in a championship series game, but I thought it would be in game #4. Price will start in game 2 at Fenway on Sunday night and of course Chris Sale will start in game 1 on Saturday night. I have not been a Price…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 10th, 2018

Yes I’ll admit it I was sleeping when the Red Sox clinched the American League Division Series last night against the Yankees. A good thing too because I don’t know what I would’ve done during the stressful 9th inning. I was sleeping as the Red Sox clobbered the Yankees the night before too. Let me…Continue Reading

Jack Healey Commentary October 8th, 2018

Another impressive win for Rutland as the Raiders romped over Rice last Friday night by a score of 49-26. Dakota Peters with four touchdowns. Rutland is now #1 in the QPR with two games to go in the regular season. The Raiders will be hosting Essex this Friday night and will finish up at Burlington/South…Continue Reading

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