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Connelly’s Top Ten: Kraftapoolooza – Pats and Revs Win!

By on November 24, 2014 at 6:49am

1. Patriots:

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* Gray hoodie knocked it out of the park
* The three thoughts I came away from this game – Patriots are on fire, I love watching Suh lose and I felt terrible for Jonas Gray (at least once in ten times Fox showed him it looked like he might cry)
* Don Cherry once put clips together of opponents going after Bobby Orr’s – someday they will be doing that of safeties going after Gronk’s knee
* I don’t think I’ve ever seen Jim Caldwell talk
* Because of the routes Tom Brady specializes in throwing – Dr. Stern at BU’s CTE center should look at Troy Brown’s, Wes Welker’s and Julian Edelman’s heads earlier than later
* I love Suh yelling at Brady “Don’t f****** run at me” and then his 90 shirt got buried in the turf on the Blount TD
* #91 Jason Jones went Night Train on Brady with a fore arm shiver to the chest
* Not to be negative but long snapper Danny Aiken is a problem (great pick up and punt by Ryan Allen) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Kraftapoolooza – Pats and Revs Win! »

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The Red Sox and free agent Hanley Ramirez are believed to be “moving toward an agreement,” to possibly be inked on Monday in the $90 million range over five years, reports CBSSports.com Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Heyman broke the news Sunday morning noting the deal would “come together quickly.”

The Sox are poised to make some major free agent deals with Hanley and Pablo Sandoval. The Red Sox tendered a $95 million offer to Sandoval last week. Sandoval and his agent have not accepted the deal. Continue reading Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez Moving Toward $90 Million Deal »

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Coming in to Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions, the Patriots’ offensive line was a focus point. The Lions boasted a top defense and were number one against the run entering the day. They had also not given up more than 24 points in a game all season. The offensive line was part of an offense that passed the test in spectacular fashion, winning 34-9.

Tom Brady dropped back to pass 53 times against Detroit and was sacked zero times. Part of this was due to some smart pocket presence and feet movement by Brady but a larger portion of the credit is due for the offensive line. Brady had time to find open receivers and was able to go through several reads without being forced to get rid of the ball for most of the game. Continue reading Patriots Offensive Line Passes Another Test Against Lions »

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Jameis Winston (Photo by Jeremy Esbrandt)

Boston College, 17; #3 Florida State, 20

Ten weeks after upsetting ninth-ranked USC, Boston College came close to pulling off an even bigger shocker over #3 Florida State (11-0) at Doak Campbell Stadium. Of course, the Seminoles have made a habit of winning close games, and Saturday was no exception, as they prevailed again thanks to a late field goal.

FSU looked to cruise early, putting together a 14-play opening drive that took more than six minutes off the clock and ended with running back Karlos Williams‘s three-yard touchdown. But the Eagles came right back with a 14-play possession of their own that lasted 8:22 and kicker Mike Knoll scored on a 40-yard FG to make it 7-3. Continue reading College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Gives FSU a Scare »

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According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have made a five year, $95 million offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Is that going to be enough to sign the Kung Fu Panda away from his former team, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants?

Per Sandoval’s brother and agent, Michael, we’ll know the answer to that question by no later than next week. (Which makes sense, as I can’t imagine Sandoval letting anything get in the way of enjoying his Thanksgiving feast. And yes, I’m aware he’s Venezuelan.)

In addition to the Giants, the Red Sox are also, surprisingly, trying to fend off a late charge by the San Diego Padres, who are looking to keep Sandoval in the NL West.

Continue reading Pablo Sandoval to Decide Next Week on Red Sox’ 5 Year, $95M Offer »

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Curt Schilling (Photo from Boston.com)

Curt Schilling has been very active on social media lately, making dozens of posts about President Barack Obama and other political issues, and making his feelings about creationism and evolution well-known. Replies to those creationism comments by ESPN’s Keith Law actually got Law suspended! That’s a different comment for a different day.

Today, we bring you Schilling’s latest gem: Continue reading Curt Schilling Son’s ‘Fake Grenade’ Comment Sparks Scare at Logan Airport »

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Kelly Olynyk Profile http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2489663/kelly-olynyk

The Boston Celtics have been a very competitive and entertaining club through their first 10 games of the 2014-15 NBA season. The C’s have beaten a perennial Eastern Conference power in the Chicago Bulls, and nearly beat the championship favorite Cleveland Cavaliers. It is safe to say that this young club has been exciting to watch, and one player that has open the eyes of many Celtics faithful is 23-year old center Kelly Olynyk.

Last year, Olynyk seemed uncomfortable and out of place on the floor, averaging 8.7 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists, but has made major strides this year, boosting his numbers to 12.4 points, 5.9 boards and 1.8 dimes thus far. Olynyk has already recorded two double-doubles this year, compared to just three in 70 games last season. Continue reading Kelly Olynyk Showing Improvement in Second Year »

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