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Connelly’s Top Ten: College Football’s Greatest Day, Patriots Win, Turkey Sandwiches

1. Patriots: The 2013 Patriots remind me of Dice K in 2008 when he went 18-3, but seemingly had the bases loaded against him every inning – how are they doing it? Brady * Good second half * Not reading defenses and blitzes as well this year * Brady’s lack of accuracy caused Thompkins injury […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Did You Leave Early OR Turn off TV?

1. Patriots – As they say in the Princess Bride – Incomprehensible BRADY * Great game in cold BUT – he gets heated up after the non-call and then just fires the ball 50 yards out of bounds in OT – then threw a deep pass again and cost the team a valuable down * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady-Manning, Please Cheer Welker, James Henry Superhero!

1. Patriots-Denver Preview: * Patriots are 18-25 vs. Denver 10-9 at home * Hope those Idiots that boo Vinatieri are in the beer line when Wes Welker takes the field (what is Welker’s life expectancy?) youtube – Ryan Clark hit / Brandon Browner hit / Eric Smith hit / Troy Polamalu hit * Denver’s top […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ref Throws Up After Eating Flag

1. Refs: * Not reason they lost game but the lack of fortitude and conviction should cost official a week’s pay – national television that’s his contribution to the game * Brady and Mallett get fined for following them off the field * No problem extending Carolina’s winning drive with penalty on McCourty * At […]

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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend is here and no Patriots Again

If you missed Marching On based on my book The President’s Team – its one again Friday at 3:00 and multiple times after CBS Sports 1. What’s up: * Ainge has to be able to pull one of the top five trades in Celtic history in the next ten months * Hate non Sunday Patriot […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Off, Celtics Need to Lose, Red Sox 100 Days to Spring Training

Thursday Night 8:00 PM – CBS Sports Channel – Documentary Marching On based mostly on my book The President’s Team 1. Around the NFL: * Why not to bet – Rams 38-8 over Colts / Jaguars over Titans * Big win for Patriots with Ravens beating Bengals, who have a tiebreaker over Pats * Giants, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Bye Week

1. Lot of former local players out there: Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett Danny Woodhead Phil Kessel Tyler Seguin Wes Welker Tim Thomas 2. Stephen Drew: Is it me or is it crazy that Stephen Drew got offered a $4.6mm raise for hitting .252 – he’s not in the top 10 Boston shortstops of all time: […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: When Brady Smiles – All of Patriot Nation Smiles

1. Patriots: Brady * First time I have seen him smile all year * He is taking a lot of hits (never seen so many guys running free at him – hello Dante???) * Brady has been using PA * Brady not QB sneaking anymore at goal line? * Brady pass to Dobson for 81 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Duck Boats Ready

1. Red Sox Redux: * I would never pay another player over $17mm a season * How long before Ben Cherrington has to start feeding the monster * Was that the best audience at a Boston sporting event ever – maybe matching the heat game against the Lakers in 1984 * Does Scott Boras care […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: King of the Baseball World – Again!

1. Title Town - 8 championships in eleven years 2. Offense * Red Sox won the championship and hit .226 for the postseason * Red Sox struck out 165 times in 15 games or 11 times a game * Red Sox won last night with a four and five hitter (Napoli and Gomes) who hit a […]

Connelly Top Ten: Random Game 4 Thoughts

Game 4 Random Thoughts * Pedroia and Ortiz are on the way to the Hall of Fame * Pedroia in the top five second basemen of all time (Alomar, Morgan, Wagner, ???) * Buchholz not wanted to pitch was like Don Knotts in the movie the Reluctant Astronaut * Victorino – hope he passed the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Game 3 and Patriots Win

Check later post for World Series Game 4 thoughts… 1. Patriots: Brady * Another terrible game – at least five bad throws including the first of the game behind Gronk * He looked grumpy again and distant from teammates * Tore into Dobson after his drop to start second half * Was yelling at Amendola, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – And the Momentum Switches

1. Red Sox Offense * Now that a Jonny Gomes start has lost in the playoffs – give Nava a start – he’s earned it * Farrell can’t take the sacrifice off and let Automatic Out Drew hit away * Why isn’t Ellsbury running? * Time for Victorino to go back to lefty – he is overswinging and […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – One Down, Three to Go To Duck Boats

Red Sox thoughts 1. Jon Lester * When it’s on he has the best lefthander cutter since Al Leiter * Love the curve ball * Love the composure – no histrionics on close calls * Great game despite only throwing 15 of 28 first pitch strikes