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Connelly’s Top Ten: The End for Tom Brady and the Patriots?

PATRIOTS STARE DOWN THE GUN OF A 9-7 SEASON 1. MISC * Patriots need toughness and now (fullback Sherman went for Hightower’s knee – that should have been a fight!) – Browner better show up this week and starting throwing haymakers in practice * Blue Hoodie * Patriots falling all over the place – change […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Adios Red Sox; Patriots Visit Loud Arrowhead Stadium

1. Red Sox Recap: * Nava hit .270 – hats off to a great comeback year * No Red Sox played 145 games, had 160 hits, scored 75 runs, only Ortiz had over 17 HR, Second to Ortiz in RBI was Napoli with 55, only one player had double digit SB * Nineteen Red Sox […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Jeterpalooza

1. Brady vs. other QB’s statistically: * Yards…………………..632……24th….(2007 after 3 games 877) * Completion %……..55.5%….27th….(2007 after 3 games 80%) * Yards per attempt 5.54……30th…..(2007 after 3 games 10.12) * TD’s………………………3……..18th…..(2007 after 3 games 10) * QB Rating…………….82.9%…23rd….(2007 after 3 games 140.00%) 2. Offensive Line – Big isn’t necessarily better: 1976 Patriots Line: Averaged 132 yards […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Average Patriots Make Sunday Boring

1. Patriots Survive Loser Oakland: MISC * Boy are they boring * Patriots were in last place two weeks ago and now in first * Evan Washburn on the sideline for CBS confirming Pam Oliver’s claim that you have to be blond and pretty to be on the sideline * 70% of red seats empty […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Raiders are Losers, Red Sox are Losers, Philly in ’76

1. Patriots: * Shouldn’t Foxboro police drug test every Raider fan with face paint and shoulder pads with spikes sticking out of them? * Patriots are still third in odds to go to the Super Bowl (8-1) behind Denver and Seattle * Since the Patriots fairly beat the Raiders in the Snow Bowl – the […]

Connelly Top Ten: Patriots Average Team – 10-6

1. Patriots – Minnesota: MISC * I know they won but that was a real bad opponent * Crazy amount of penalties – 22 accepted for 221 yards * Bill went with blue hoodie * Why even watch kickoffs which are touchbacks, extra points and now field goals must be at 90% under 50 yards […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Must Win? Not Yet

1. Patriots Preview: @┬áMinnesota: * Like the Dolphins, the Vikings have a superior wide receiver corp to Patriots: Jennings, Patterson, Rudolph * Adrian Peterson first four years running for 100 plus yards – the Vikings were 14-5 / Last three years they are 10-8-1 * If Patriots are losing Sunday, just think about how annoying […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Passive Patriots get Bitc* Slapped in South Beach

1. Patriots Review: MISC * Patriots are now 1-2 after trading a team leader the weeks before the opener * No Hoodie * Brady could have got 15 yards for leading with the helmet on Gronk after Gronk’s TD * Blocked punts and stuff like that usually don’t happen to the Patriots * Might need […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Are You Ready for Some Football!

1. Patriots Preview: * Gronk over under on regular season games played 11 (under) * Games Kraft is showed in – over / under 15 (easy I go over – although NFL Network has them on 10/16 and they snubbed him last year) * Hoodies worn Over / Under 11 (I go under) * Ridley […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Less Than a Week to Opening Day!

1. Patriots 2011 Draft in Review: 1st – Nate Solder – (B+) Played in 47 of 48 games, solid not dominating 2nd – Ras I Dowling – (F) Reach when taken and proved to be a reach 2nd – Shane Vereen – (B) Has only played 26 regular season games out of 48 and has […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Enjoy Labor Day Weekend!

1. Cliff Notes: * Back to school, college kids moving in, college football back – what could be better * Contrived marketing and build up for U Mass – BC football. Everett vs. Leominster would be a better game * Celtics owners have been quiet (how long into media day will someone use the word […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: All-Star Starting Pitchers, Medal for Frates, Weekend

1. Cliff Notes: * 3rd game of Exhibition series – beware of traffic and no injuries * The Celtics are literally even with the Revolution for non-relevance * The ALS fundraising inspired by Pete Frates will be approaching $40,000,000 compared to $1,000,000 last year for the same time period. I’m not kidding – this is […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox vs. Paint Drying

1. Cliff Notes: * Red Sox playing out string * Patriots countdown continues – they need to trade a QB * English Premier League rolling * Ice Bucket challenge keeps cruising * Bowling under-rated 2. Red Sox: * Game Times vs Houston: 3:19 / 3:46 / 3:50 / 3:11 * Nava since being recalled – […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Na-nu Na-nu

1. Cliff Notes: * Three more summer weekends – where did it go * Did Brady do the ice bucket challenge or just pour * Pete Frates is turning into an American hero * Enjoy every day! 2. Red Sox Hall of Fame: Nomar * In 2003 he was on his way to be the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Rory, Tony Stewart and Vin Scully

1. Cliff Notes: * Amazing weather weekend (starting to get dark earlier / leaves falling in some places) * Cool ending to PGA in the dark * Patriots first game getting closer * Bruins and Celtics have had a bad offseason so far 2. Red Sox: * You see Pedroia steal second and third Saturday […]