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Connelly’s Top Ten: Olympics Ho Hum, Bill Russell, Good Will Hunting

1. Olympics: * That’s not Poland Springs over there * I know it’s the times, but the X game sports – I’m having a tough time buying into * I would love a reporter to ask X gamer Sage Kotsenburg, who won the gold medal and then draped the flag over him, “do you know […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Just a Bunch of Stuff

2/24 Blanket Dinner theme announced – Sports-Medicine – Three renown leaders in orthopedics, concussions and sports psychology – checks for tickets ($50 includes dinner, entertainment and donation) or donations can be sent to StonehamBank at 80 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham 02180 1. What to look forward to during the dark days of sports: * NHL […]

Connellys Top Ten: Manning Gets Pumped and Jacked

1. Peyton stuff: – 11-12 in playoffs – Tebow is as good as Manning both – .500 Bronco playoff qb – Manning – SI athlete of the year and hasn’t won anything – In three Super Bowls – 3td / 4 int – Manning and Chamberlain one championship

Connelly’s Top Ten: Pumped and Jacked, Ortiz Whines, Confederates Like Manning Not Good in Cold

Blanket Dinner 2/24 Doubletree in Cambridge 1. Super Bowl preview: * I’m rooting for pumped and jacked over Manning – don’t want him to close gap on Brady * Seattle needs to go Manchurian Candidate – “Must knock down Manning, Must knock down Manning, Must knock down Manning” * Sherman better come up big for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Old Celts Back, Officials Ruining Sports, Villians

Blanket Dinner – February 24th – Why Can’t You Come Talk Sports? Get a three course meal, entertainment, small donation 1. Someone mentioned this on WEEI and it got me thinking – what do all five of these officials’ calls have in common in the Patriots season: * The push in the back on the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Dark Day of Sports

* February 24th Blanket Dinner – Doubletree Cambridge – Everyone bring someone please 1. Patriots had 18 first drives this year – stats: * Two touchdowns / two field goals / 12 punts / two turnovers * Nine drives of five plays or less * Kicked off eight times to start the game and received ten times 2. Update […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Welker Picks Broncos to Super Bowl

Looked like a heartless team who was deflated after Talib was cheap-shoted – in the end they looked like they were content making it to the AFC game 1. Talib Injury: * That was not only a pick on Talib by Welker but actually a dirty play that injured a player (should be a fine […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Omaha This

February 24th Blanket Dinner – DoubleTree – 1. Patriot Positive: * Patriots 27-24 in overtime after Manning gets ball to start and has to punt * Patriots are 7-2 in AFC Championship Games * Patriots are 3-1 on the road in Conference Championships * Patriots are 3-14 in Denver * Crazy play by Ben Watson to […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Going to Denver

1. Patriots Run Over Colts: 8 Conference Championship games amazing – thank you Bill Belichick and Tom Brady BRADY * I like the not giving up on plays and keeping his feet moving in the pocket (old Brady – maybe inspired by Aaron Rodgers) * I give him a B- * Missed Vereen for a […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bring on the Colts

Blanket Dinner February 24th – Double Tree in Cambridge 1. Colts Preview: * Colts lost to the Bengals, Rams, Chargers, Dolphins and Cardinals * Against playoff teams, including last week, they are 5-2 with wins over Seattle, Chargers, 49ers and Broncos (yikes!) * Against playoff teams on the road 3-1 * After the Cardinals loss, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bring on the Colts

1. Patriots vs. Indy: * 2-0 versus Colts in playoffs at home * Patriots are 10-3 in their first playoff game at home * Brady started 10-0 in playoff games – since 7-7 * Bring Ty Law out as honorary captain 2. Around the NFL: * If I was a Green Bay fan I would […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bye Week Blues

1. Playoff Preview and Predictions: * Cincy 7 point favorite over hot San Diego? Vegas knows something * Alex Smith last 38 games (30-8) / Andrew Luck (22-10) * Philly at 8:10 at night should be fun – Santa Claus better be wearing a vest * Woodhead vs. BGJE * Green Bay is 4-2 versus […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Get Out the 2001 Playoff Playbook, Run and Brady Manage

1. Patriots: Tom Brady * Not one completion of Brady’s was thrown more than ten yards * Yet another bad QB with a better QB rating than Brady – 95.0 to 68.4 * Last two games COMBINED (yes, they won both): 28-50 – 56% / 294 yards / 2 TD to 1 INT * Passes […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Now You Have to Take Down the Tree

1. Bills preview: * Has won three of last five with one of the losses coming in overtime to Falcons * EJ Manuel has a QB rating of 58.8% there is no way another QB can outperform Brady? * Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller need 164 and 178 yards for a 1,000 respectively * Jeff […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Huge Win in Poe Land

1. Patriots: Officials * First half: Fifteen flags, three injuries, one long replay of Amendola fumble, Twelve penalties, four timeouts, * Second half: long replay on Ryan interception * Missed catch by Pitta another replay * Refs influenced three times to change calls * Crew should be suspended Tom Brady * He managed the game […]