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Connelly’s Top Ten: Tim Howard Heroic Efforts Not Enough in Classic

1. Game Stuff: * Amazing, amazing sporting event – almost broke my clicker, hand and TV – tantalizing, agonizing, what sports are all about – the ultimate in competition * An indication of the respect FIFA has for USA – they were put in the Group of Death and had to travel more than any […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: World Cup Drama Versus Red Sox Marathons

1. Cliff Notes: * Shaughnessey’s article has inspired Pedroia * Can you believe its 4th of July week * How about a TV reality show where the best World Cup soccer floppers compete in a diving competition against Subban * After World Cup what am I going to do – watch poker or WNBA? 2. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Knockout Round Will be Exciting

1. Cliff Notes: * Like every draft – over hyped bore * Red Sox stink – please unload players now * We are desperate for Patriots training camp 2. World Cup: * If Uruguay loses Suarez family better be careful * Germany could have won that game 5-0 * Michael Bradley should be disgusted with […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bradley Kicks Away America’s Greatest Win (Soccer)

1. Cliff Notes: * Beautiful weekend * With a name like Brock you have to be good * NBA Draft coming up 2. World Cup: * Michael Bradley loses ball and invite to 16

Connelly’s Top Ten: Everybody’s Working For the Weekend

1. Cliff Notes: * Red Sox on west coast – used to love to listen to Ned Martin on the radio * World Cup America on Sunday – should be fun against an overrated Portugal team * No playoff hockey – ugh 2. World Cup: * Its not the amount of diving that astounds me […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Great Sports Weekend

1. Cliff Notes: * Amazing Weekend for Sports – College World Series, World Cup, NBA Finals (who cares), NHL Stanley Cup, US Open, * The only difference between Stephen Drew & Scott Boras and Bonnie & Clyde – direct deposit 2. World Cup: * Early dive by Brazil and awarded penalty kick is the last […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Obama Must Not Be Great GM in Fantasy Baseball

1. Cliff “Robertson” Notes: * Red Sox are 0-3 with Stephen Drew on the roster * If Kevin Love doesn’t come here – could this weekend been playing with us * The last 40 seconds in the first game of NHL Stanley Cup was electric * Horse racing is desperate for a Triple Crown 2. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Hot, Weather Better – June is Here

1. Cliff “Branch” notes: * Go Spurs * Phil Mickelson and Gordon Gecco – Blue Horseshoe * Kevin Love in town – get Rick Roby’s shirt out of the attic * There was a funny car race, NASCAR and formula one race on all at the same time Sunday * Pawtucket is in last place […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: I Love New York

I have four excellent value Red Sox tickets in third base area for $125 donated for the Blanket Fund – July 1st versus Cubs – who wants them? 1. Cliff “Clavin” Notes * Triple Crown possibility this week – there were three in the 30’s / 4 in the 40’s / 3 in the 70’s (Affirmed the last) […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Tell Your Boss I Said You Could Have Monday Off!

1. Cliff Notes: * Long weekend * NBA anyone but Miami / NHL anyone but Montreal * Can’t wait for World Cup – USA don’t win a game – I’m picking Germany * At least Rory McIllroy didn’t make Caroline Wozniacki lick the envelopes like George Constanza 2. Red Sox Stuff: * Grady Sizemore and […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox and Plastic Flowers Stink

1. Cliff Notes: * Ben and Larry and John and the gang now have to come to the grips that they have an average staff and average lineup and either change it right now or by the trade deadline it will be too late – Trading Lester and Swihart will change this team for the next five […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Embarrass to the Last Drop

1. Bruins epilogue * Thank God I didn’t know that Lucic put the tough guy act on in the handshake line. Are you kidding me? Stop embarrassing yourself! You didn’t get one shot on net and failed to do one thing to change the series and now you get tough!! Good bye. Cam Neely must […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Let Down City!

CLIFF NOTES * I have never seen bounces go so one way in a seven game series as the own goal off Chara proved. The Bruins allowed the Habs to dictate tone, pace, style of play the whole series – that falls on Clode. Its time for a complete overhaul. COACHING * I’m not going […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Lucic Causes Me to Throw Up on Dean Wormer

CLIFF NOTES * I have said for five years to trade Milan Lucic but they hang onto him because he hits an occasional guy, floats around the ice and scores some empty netters. One minute into the game he fanned in front of the net with a chance to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: One Game to Go!

1. Bruins OFFENSE * Soderberg and third line carrying the team * Krug 15 points in 25 career playoff games – * Lucic zero shots * Krejci update – 10 games / 3 assists / MINUS 3 * Greg Campbell – 10 games / 0 points (he does have a lifetime pass though) DEFENSE * […]