Boston Bruins Broadcaster Jack Edwards Makes Several Strange Calls, Fans Think There’s A Problem

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The Boston Bruins are in the midst of a historic season. They lead the league with 117 points, 15 ahead of the next-best team in the league. And, their TV play-by-play broadcaster Jack Edwards seems to be enjoying himself.

Maybe a little too much.

Living in Connecticut, there are Bruins fans around. I’ve heard tales about Jack Edwards, but admittedly I don’t want many Bruins games on NESN — the network for which Edwards works.

Bruins' TV play by play announcer Jack Edwards poses with Boston fans.
Bruins’ TV play by play announcer Jack Edwards poses with Boston fans. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

But some clips were going around Sunday and my first question is perhaps the most important one: is he OK?

Edwards made several bizarre calls and fans mostly accused him of perhaps indulging in substances. The Bruins took their league-leading record into Carolina on Sunday to face the Hurricanes.


It started with a no-call on Carolina Hurricanes player Jordan Martinook. Edwards clearly thought that Martinook should have penalized. He let fans know it by … cackling loudly.

OK, so that’s kinda weird. But, he’s a Bruins homer, clearly. Fine, a lot of announcers are.

Later, though, came this call that actually left me wondering about his health.

Fans had jokes about Jack Edwards performance Sunday calling the Boston Bruins-Carolina Hurricanes game

What in the world was that? It definitely sounds like something is up with Edwards, though a quick Twitter search of his name reveals that this might not be an irregular occurrence.

Sure some fans had jokes. But others literally worried about his health and sanity.

I’ve always been happy that I’m not a Bruins fan, and today I’m even more happy about that fact.

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Written by Dan Zaksheske

Dan began his sports media career at ESPN, where he survived for nearly a decade. Once the Stockholm Syndrome cleared, he made his way to Outkick. He is secure enough in his masculinity to admit he is a cat-enthusiast with three cats, one of which is named “Brady” because his wife wishes she were married to Tom instead of him.

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