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Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Done / Celtics Done / Tiger Done

Opening Day (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

1. Red Sox:

* Team is on a pace to go 0-162
* Mark Melancon is on pace to go 0-162
* Jacoby Ellsbury is on pace to go 0-648 at the plate
* Can’t tell me that Papelbon, Francona and Schilling didn’t enjoy this loss
* I’m sick of Josh Beckett and he hasn’t thrown a pitch yet

2. Boston College hockey:

* Again Jerry York has the Eagles playing way above their head
* Boston College outplayed but capitialized on every opportunity
* Frozen Four is in Florida, but why? – ice was terrible…
* Goalie Parker Millner is looking like Ken Dryden

3. Around baseball:

* Papelbon on a pace for 162 saves
* Not sure how about the fish tank behind the plate in Miami
* Phillies – Pirates 2:14 game time
* Josh Reddick hit a 363-foot home run for Oakland

4. Masters:

* When was the last time Tiger bogeyed 17 and 18 at Augusta?
* The following holes played under par for the day: 2 / 8 / 13 / 15 / 17 (four of the five were Par 5′s)
* Do you think Jim Nantz is practicing his whispering
* Is there anything that Vern Lunquist isn’t great at calling?

5. Fab Five:

Combined career salaries of the Fab Five $431,630,000:

  • Chris Webber……..$178,000,000
  • Jalen Rose…………$102,000,000
  • Juwan Howard…….$151,000,000
  • Jimmy King………..$ 630,000
  • Ray Jackson………$ 0

6. Top Times in the Mile for High Schoolers:

  • Alan Webb – 3:53 – Reston, Virginia
  • Jim Ruyn – 3:55 – Wichita Kansas
  • Tim Danielson 3:59 – Chula Vista Ca
  • Marty Liquori 3:59 – Newark New Jersey

7. Amazing Stat:

According to NBAdraft.net - the starting five from Kentucky are all projected to be drafted in the first round:

1. Anthony Davis to Charlotte
3. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to New Orleans
18. Doron Lamb to Philadelphia
20. Terrence Jones to Atlanta
27. Marquis Teague to Golden State

8. Old School:

Brian Piccolo with the Bears:

1966 – 3 carries / 12 yards / 0 TD
1967 – 87 carries / 317 yards / 13 receptions / 103 yards
1968 – 123 carries / 450 yards / 28 receptions / 291 yards / 2 touchdowns
1969 – 45 carries / 48 yards / 17 receptions / 143 yards / 3 touchdowns

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

From Technology Associates – On average 15,000 people need Emergency Room treatment from golf cart accidents a year.

10. Randomocity:

* Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino who has left every opportunity behind if a better one presents itself – could be the case in his marriage as his motorcyle accident included a 25 year old on the back he forgot to mention.
* Some guy named James Neal has 40 goals in the NHL
* Poor John Henry – Liverpool is looking like the Red Sox in September
* Boston College has now lost to Harvard in basketball and baseball
* How cool is that Pittsburgh Penguins and Flyers could face off in the first round?
* Happy Passover – Happy Easter

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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