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Connelly’s Top Ten: Are You Ready For Some Football? (he got fired)

If you are interested in replays of the documentary based on my book The President’s Team – CBS Sports Monday 7:30 / Tuesday 4 / Thur 6 / Sat 3:30

1. Patriots – Carolina preview:

* Luke Kuechly is leading the team in tackles and interceptions
* Brady and Newton have the same amount of TD passes – 13 (although Newton got paid more in college)
* Greg Olsen has 8 plays of 20 yards or more
* Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy have combined for 13.5 sacks
* Kicker Graham Gano has a long of 55 yards
* Panthers only allowed 2 rushing TD’s

2. Around the NFL:

* Watching the Chicago – Ravens game confirmed for me that the game should be played on grass
* Crazy eight defensive TD’s on Sunday
* Watching Red Zone all day further confirms how lucky we are with Brady – there’s some bad QB’s out there
* Jacksonville scored their first touchdown at home Sunday

3. Around College Football:

* I can no longer call my picks Lock – for now on “speculations” 4-3 now
* Linebacker Myles Jack of UCLA had four touchdowns this weekend
* BC running back Andre Williams go to New York?
* Boston College offensive line playing great – Pierre on defense should get some national attention
* Find the catch by JJ Worten from Central Florida this weekend

4. Washington Sports after their two bad decisions:

* RG III before decision to play him with torn knee – QB rating of 102.4 / After 83.8
* Strasburg season before decision to shut him down 15-6 / after 8-9

5. Collins vs. Montana?

Kerry Collins has more passing yards than Joe Montana 40,922 to 40,551

6. Bruins with at least 25 goals this century:

44 – Murray – 2003
41 – Guerin – 2002
37 – Thornton – 2001
36 – Allison – 2001
36 – Thornton – 2003
36 – Kessel – 2008
35 – Murray – 2002
32 – Murray – 2004
31 – Bergeron – 2005
31 – Rolston – 2002
30 – Lucic – 2011
30 – Knuble – 2003
29 – Samsonov – 2001
29 – Samsonov – 2002
29 – Seguin – 2012
28 – Gurein – 2001
28 – Murray – 2006
28 – Marchand – 2012
27 – Rolston – 2003
27 – Sturm – 2006
27 – Sturm – 2007
27 – Ryder –2008
26 – Boyes – 2005
26 – Horton – 2011
26 – Lucic – 2012
25 – Savard – 2008

7. Old School:

Bruins scoring at least 25 goals in 1972:

55 – Esposito
40 – Bucyk
37 – Hodge
29 – Orr
29 – Cashman
25 – Walton

78. Amazing Stats:

In 44 combined playoff games last year, Jaromir Jagr and Tyler Seguin scored one goal / in 39 combined games this year they have 19 goals

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

In July of 1918, a German submarine surfaced and sunk a barge in Nauset on the Cape — the only German attack on American territories.

10. Randomocity:

* Best news story of the month – Boston Marathon victim Lee Ann Yanni runs Chicago Marathon / Bat kid “saves” San Francisco
* Jacquline Kennedy received over one millions letters of condolences – Today Show
* Tim Murphy at Harvard is 136-62
* Christmas commercials earlier and earlier every year
* Great Homeland
* I love throwback uniforms

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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One comment for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Are You Ready For Some Football? (he got fired)”

  1. andre williams is getting heisman mention. crazy.

    big ben looked awfully good in bumblebee jail uniform.

    Bs have no scoring. so frustrating seeing Seguin go off…

    REPLY – MPC – Big Ben is not going to look good at 50 / Bruins are a sincere team but boring

    Posted by tronburger | November 18, 2013, 8:44 am

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