• Jarrod’s Blog:  Questions About the Pacers Decision

    Jarrod’s Blog: Questions About the Pacers Decision0

    It has been a while since I’ve posted anything in my personal blog here and that’s because I’ve had some amazing opportunities come up that have given me insight into how things are done “on the other side”, while also creating a more well-rounded thought process.  Yes, I see some things differently, others, I see

  • NCAA Women’s Hockey Comes To DC

    NCAA Women’s Hockey Comes To DC0

    The Washington Pride girl’s ice hockey program is supporting the first NCAA Division-I Women’s Ice Hockey games at Kettler Capitals Iceplex January 7 & 8, 2017 when Mercyhurst and St. Lawrence battle it out on the eighth floor in Arlington, Virginia.  SportsAnnouncing.com will be there to provide P. A. announcing, sports DJ and other logistical

  • My Day As A Bear

    My Day As A Bear0

    In over 25 years of P. A. announcing, I’d announced over 1,000 hockey games but had never announced a professional hockey game.  Minor League Baseball, yes, I spent nine years there; semi pro sports a few times; college athletics at the National Championship level, D-I, D-II, D-III schools, and more; NHL games as a DJ

  • Making A Debut

    Making A Debut0

    Today is the day I make my American Hockey League debut for the Hershey Bears.  It won’t be the first time announcing in Giant Center, nor my first hockey game announced.  There’s been over a thousand of them for USA Hockey youth, USA Hockey junior, World Police & Fire Game, college club, adult hockey leagues,

  • I Still Get Nervous

    I Still Get Nervous0

    After 25 years and thousands of games, I still get nervous before that first mic check.  I still get nervous walking into the venue.  I still get nervous right before the show starts. Earlier this week, a young sixth grader introduced the Capitals mascot, Slapshot, at his school for an assembly.  It’s a show that

  • The Most Important Email I Ever Sent

    The Most Important Email I Ever Sent0

    In over 25 years of announcing, a lot has changed.  We’ve gone from tapes to CDs to Mini Disc to computers.  We’re now using digital equipment and wireless is a lot more common.  Our modes of communication have changed from phone to email to Skype.  It was an email I sent back in 2002 however,