"Pro Wrestling," NES 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series Results Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports) Celtics, Rondo impress in Season Opener Ed Szczepanski/USA TODAY SPORTS Celtics Receive No Love from Vegas Former Red Sox Jake Peavy got the hook just one out into the second inning as the Royals scored seven times en route to a 10-0 win and a decisive Game 7. (NY Times) Former Red Sox Peavy Shelled as Royals Force Game 7 in World Series

Connelly’s Top Ten: Masters, Sox Struggle, Liverpool Getting Closer

1. Red Sox

* Don’t like Grady Sizemore’s fluorescent batting gloves – that’s for Seattle where pot is legal

* Victorino has played in 122 of 175 possible regular season games (70%) – that is Drew-ish

* Why is Carp, with 2 career stolen bases, stealing yesterday in the 7th down 6-4 with Napoli on third?

* I think the Dubront experiment should come to an end

* Pedroia, Uerhera, Middlebrooks and Victorino all hurt – not a good start (Vegas knew something at 88 wins)

2. Masters

* What Dixie car is Bubba gonna buy now

* Previous winners that made the cut – Couples, Mize, Langer, Weir, Olazabal, Watson, Scott, Singh

* Masters without Tiger is swim suit issue with just sand / Sundae without ice cream /

* Jim Nantz practice his quiet voice

3. Celtics – Bruins

* Hats off to Bruins and “Clode” amazing run – playoffs will be fun – Detroit ugh

* Two costly wins for the Celtics this weekend – could put the program back another year

* Bergeron amazing 12 month run – with his gutsy playoff run / Olympic gold / 30 goals

* Bob Ryan spoke of this – Jeff Green 14 games this year with less than 10 points / 10 games over 25 points

4. Never won the big one:

MLB – Mariners, Astros, Tampa, Brewers, Padres, Rockies, Rangers

NHL – Ottawa, Columbus, Washington, Vancouver, Phoenix, San Jose, Winnipeg, Nashville, Minnesota, St. Louis, Florida

NBA – Cleveland, Toronto, Nets, Indiana, Charlotte, Atlanta, Pelicans, Memphis, Sacramento, Phoenix, Clippers, Utah, Denver, Minnesota, Oklahoma

NFL (Super Bowl) – Bills, Eagles, Lions, Vikings, Bengals, Browns, Titans, Jaguars, Texans, Panthers, Falcons, Chargers, Cardinals, Rams

5. Baseball salaries – Forbes Magazine

1. Ryan Howard – $25mm //// .220 avg

2. Cliff Lee – $25mm //// 5.50 ERA

3. Joe Mauer – $23mm /// .267 avg

4. Robinson Cano – $24mm /// .316 avg

5. Price Fielder – $24mm /// .159 avg

6. Zack Grienke – $24mm //// 2.76 ERA

7. Albert Pujols – $23mm /// .239 avg

8. CC Sabathia – $23mm /// 6.63 ERA

9. Miguel Cabrera – $22mm /// .250 avg.

10. Mashiro Tanaka – $22mm //// 3.21 ERA

6. What athletes were must watch TV:

Tiger, Fidrych, Pedro, Michael Jordan, Jeremy Lin, Hershel Walker at Georgia, Ali, McInroe, Nolan Ryan, Bo Jackson

7. Amazing Stat:

From reader Top Cat – Derek Jeter in 1993 at Greensboro – 137 games – 65 errors

8. Old School:

Why I have turned into an old foggie

* When I’m offended (the other team isn’t) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz managed to set a new record for slow on Wednesday evening by taking 32.91 seconds to round the bases

* The three point has stolen offense from the game

* Replays take away from the flow of a game

* I’d rather not watch 3-hour baseball games (never mind 4 hours)

* I wonder why track and field is just an Olympic watch (the end of Wide World of Sports)

* I long for the game of the week and not a game every week

* It was more fun listening to games on the radio

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

I want to kiss you:

With Kapernick being accused of sexual assault – other QB’s accused or guilty of such crime:

* Florida State – Jameis Winston

* Pittsburgh -  Ben Roethlisberger

* University of Montana – Jordan Johnson

* Yale – Patrick Witt

* Texas – Case McCoy

* USC – Mark Sanchez

* USC – Matt Lienart

* Kansas State – Ell Roberson

10. Randomocity

* Hockey champions – Union College has an enrollment of 2,200

* Whats the story with Logan Airport parking maybe going up to $30 a day – robbery

* Whats the ramifications for officials / umpires that get calls wrong and are reversed by replay

* TV excellence on Sunday night – 8:00 Amazing Race / 9:00 Game of Thrones / 10:00 Mad Men

* Pujols, Cabrera, Ichiro – career average .320 / .320 / .319

* Cool scene prior to Liverpool game when the crowd sings Never Walk Alone

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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  1. Rams beat the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV, when Kevin Dyson was tackled a yard short of the end zone as time expired.

    Posted by Brian | April 14, 2014, 7:35 pm

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