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Connelly’s Top Ten: Best Holiday Around the Corner!

1. Patriots Preview: * Lions are 4-6 against Patriots lifetime * Movie Paper Lion about writer George Plimpton who workied out with the Lions in exhibition season starred Alan Alda and Lauren Hutton – it grossed $1.7mm at box office * Bobby Layne was QB for eight years (1950-1958) and number is retired- threw for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: No Piped in Crowd Noise This Time

1. Patriots on Fire MISC * Bill went with the gray hoodie * Gronk did the block from Blindside on the Gray TD driving the guy for twenty yards – Gronk looked ornery all night * Is it possible the Patriots are better without Mayo and Ridley? OFFENSE * The last two games against the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: I’m Sick of Night Games

1. Patriots Preview: * Tight ends always scare me against the Patriots – Fleener – 22 catches / 4 TD * TY Hilton is on pace for 100 catches / 1,666 yards * They have 24 sacks to opponents 14 (six guys have at least three) * Adam Vinatieri is 20 for 20 this year […]

Connellys Top Ten: Victory!

Everything is Misc: –  You know those commercial properties that no matter what business goes in there it fails – that’s the Jets – From ESPN - Cardinals 15-3 last 18 games – Pats 73-0 at home when leading at halftime – Ravens vs Steelers was the Longest Yard except both teams were the convicts – Is […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Enjoy!

1. Patriots – Denver preview: * Denver is 25-19 against the Patriots all time  (3-1 in playoffs) * Which is Ex-Bronco is more worthy of our hate – Shannon Sharpe or Tom Jackson? * No one talks about Denver violating the salary cap laws, leading to their Super Bowl run in the 80′s * Best […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Throws A Bunch

1. Patriots: MISC * You know it’s an announcer that doesn’t have the Patriots much when he says “Brady has so many weapons.” * Lot of empty seats at kickoff and many of them got a quick jump on halftime actually missed two touchdowns * Like Chara too much of Gronk in October doesn’t bode […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Da Bears

1. Patriots-Bears Preview: * Look at Jay Cutler’s weapons – Alshon Jeffrey 45th pick on pace for 1,152 yds / Martellus Bennett 61st pick on pace for 9 TD / Brandon Marshall on pace for 11 TD * Willie Young has 7 sacks / Kyle Fuller 3 interceptions * Kicker Robbie Gould is 3-3 from […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Off – Winter is Coming

1. Around the NFL: * I hate the Patriots not playing on Sunday afternoon * Hats off to the Rams coaching staff for taking risks – fake punt and a tricky punt return scheme * Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan is the most overrated coach in the NFL * Redskins have two playoff wins since […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Hang On, Save Our Weekend

1. Patriots: MISC * Not close to a Super Bowl team – they are on pace for 12 wins but I don’t think they win a playoff game with this team * Time of Possession 41 to 19 wow! * I don’t have a problem with the 15 yarder Devy took defending Brady BUT a […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Slide up to Top Six Team

1. Patriots: MISC * A badly officiated game both ways * What a great gig Mike Perriera has stating the obvious * Patriots better be careful not to abuse Gronk and Edleman * Why didn’t the Bills target Chandler 15 times * Announcers were getting a little Bills crazy * Was the turf slippery? * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Columbus Day Weekend – Enjoy

1. Patriots Preview – @ Buffalo Bills: * Brandon Spikes is working up to a foam * Freddy Jackson has over 250 yards after the catch (I love his game) * It’s amazing how much better the Bills skilled weapons are – Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller, Robert Woods, Scott Chandler (its not even […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Quiet Critics (Including Me)

1. Patriots: MISC * Talking about shutting us up with a quality game – game plan excellent, intensity and crowd was as loud as I’ve ever heard it * James Devlin blocks, runs, catches and is now assigned to giving Tom Brady high fives * I don’t want to see Revis go down the Talib […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Since, Patriots Roster, Jim Rice

1. Patriots preview – Cincy * Cincy Defense is #1 in points allowed, turnovers, interceptions, touchdowns allowed * Kicker Mike Nugent is only 2-5 from 40 yards out or more * Adam Jones in secondary hoping to make it rain * Running back Jeremy Hill out of LSU was guilty of the knockout game when […]

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 […]