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 well for playoff time

* Surprised no one from Cambridge is petitioning the State House for stricter gun laws with all the musket fire in Foxboro

OFFENSE

* Pats scored on their first drive again Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Throws A Bunch »

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Oscar Taveras

Cardinals top prospect and outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend was in the car with him and also died in the accident.

The accident occurred in Puerto Plata in the D.R.

Taveras was seen as a rising star in the major leagues. Continue reading Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras Killed in Car Crash »

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Coming into Foxboro, Chicago found themselves thoroughly outmatched, never quite able to get things going. By the time the Bears really started showing any signs of life, it was far too late, and in the end, they were on the wrong end of a 51-23 loss to New England.

An offensive holding call on the opening drive really killed off the momentum Chicago was starting to build up, and since they were fairly deep in their own zone, New England was able to get great field position to start their day, beginning at their own 45. In no time at all, New England marched down the field and took the lead with a touchdown throw to Rob Gronkowski. The Bears had some encouragement on New England’s next drive after the Patriots found themselves with a 1st-and-goal from the two, then 2nd-and-goal from the one, but Chicago held them back.
Continue reading Offense Leads Way For Patriots In Blowout of Bears »

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Jon Hilliman (Jeremy Brevard/USA Today Sports)

Boston College, 23; Wake Forest, 17

Boston College improved to 3-0 on the road this season with a six-point win over Wake Forest (2-6) at BB&T Field. The Eagles looked like they were going to cruise early, but ended up having to stave off the Demon Deacons’ comeback bid.

Alex Howell got BC on the board with a 30-yard field goal to cap off an opening drive that took up more than half of the first quarter. On the last play of the period, running back Jon Hilliman gave the Eagles a 10-0 lead with a 33-yard touchdown run. Hilliman scored again late in the second, carrying it into the end zone from one yard out for a 17-0 halftime advantage. Continue reading College Football Week 9 Roundup: BC Holds off Wake, UMass Comes up Short »

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Beloved ex-Celtic and current Celtics’ assistant coach Walter McCarty was arrested this week on larceny charges. He pleaded not guilty in a Framingham court Thursday, and is now due to show December 11 for a pretrial hearing at the Massachusetts District Court.

In the wake of a recent and embarrassing streak of athlete and ex-athlete arrests, we can be thankful that McCarty’s is far less serious than the majority of cases coming these days from high-profile names. Apparently his arrest stems from several checks bouncing that he paid out to a contractor who was installing cabinets in his Wayland home. Continue reading Walter McCarty Arraigned on Larceny Charge »

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Connelly’s Top Ten: Da Bears

October 24, 2014 at 6:49am in Featured, Now!, Top Story

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 40 yards out

* The-e-e-e Bears Super fans appeared on Saturday Night Live nine times

* Best draft pick – Richard Dent 203rd in 1983

*Walter Payton ran for more than double the yards of the second place Bears career runner – Payton 16,726 / Forte 7,114

* Three of the top four receivers in Bears history are from the 60′s: Johnny Morris 5,099 yds / Harlon Hill 4,616 / Ditka 4,503

* William Perry – 8 rushing attempts / 5 yards / 2 TD

2. Around College Football:

* Picks of the week – Cal getting 18.5 from Oregon / Kentucky getting 14 from Miss State / Over 59 Kentucky – Miss State / Colorado getting 14 from UCLA / Ole Miss giving 3 to LSU Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Da Bears »

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Should Jordan Reed be a must-start tight end? (Bruce Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

With not many players on bye this week, there are plenty of match ups to take advantage of in Week 8. There isn’t much time to get back into the playoff race, so don’t tinker too much.

Start ‘Em

Ryan Tannehill (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars have a weak secondary and Tannehill should be able to throw the ball a ton against this team. Expect at least a couple touchdowns for the Dolphin. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8 »

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