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Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts

1. In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at bats – one every 6.52 at bates

2. Sid Luckman in 1943 threw 28 touchdown passes on 110 passes

3. The 1983-1984 Edmonton Oilers scored 36 short handed goals – Gretzky had 12

4. On January 16, 1993, Michael Jordan took 49 shots in 47 minutes against the Magic, scoring 64 points (27-49)

5. Pete Maravich average field goal attempts at LSU (1967-1970): 39.3 / 37.5 / 37.7

6. Michael Chang won the French Open at age 17 – never won another one

7. Jack Nicklaus won majors by decade of age: 20’s – 7 / 30’s – 8 / 40’s – 3 //// Tiger 20’s – 10 / 30’s – 4

8. In 2011, Geoffrey Mutai averaged (averaged) 4:42 a mile for 26 miles at Boston

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Cars that shouldn’t be allowed in the speed lane:
* Mini van
* School Bus Van
* Subaru
* Prius
* Electric car
* Pacer
* Model T

10. Randomocity:

* Do we have to be bombarded every time an athlete comes out for each sport? First D1 basketball player, first football player, first badminton player, etc – its overdue but enough please
* CNN should be fined by the FTC every time they run a banner saying Breaking News on the missing plane and there is no new news
* WWF stock price would go through the roof if Vince McMahon took out life insurance policies on his employees

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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