1. Patriots Preview – @ Buffalo Bills:

* Brandon Spikes is working up to a foam

* Freddy Jackson has over 250 yards after the catch (I love his game)

* It’s amazing how much better the Bills skilled weapons are – Sammy Watkins, Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller, Robert Woods, Scott Chandler (its not even close)

* Bills already have 17 sacks – Marcell Dareus has 5

* Kicker Dan Carpenter is 4-5 from 40 yards out (including 58 yarder last week to win it)

* Team only has one rushing TD

* Patriots are 65-41-1 against Bills

* At least three time All Pros in Bills history: 8 x Bruce Smith / 5 x Billy Shaw / OJ 5 / 3 x Mike Stratton / George Saimes / Joe Delamielleure / Butch Byrd / Tom Sestak Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Columbus Day Weekend – Enjoy »

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2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 6

October 9, 2014 at 2:10pm in Featured, NFL, Now!, Opinion, Top Story
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Week five in the NFL was a step in the right direction. My record last week was 3-1, with the Washington Redskins letting me down late to a perfect week. My prediction with the Kansas City Chiefs winning outright against the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t a complete disaster, as the Chiefs covered. I will be looking to replicate or step it up a notch this week, as my record now is 9-8. Continue reading 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 6 »

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2014-2015 NHL Expert Picks

October 8, 2014 at 8:27pm in Bruins, Featured, NHL, Now!, Opinion
Who will win the 2015 Stanley Cup? (http://www.thehockeynews.com/)

The NHL season is finally here. It’s the second season under the new divisional playoff format, and plenty of big moves happened in the offseason to make things interesting. Will Ryan Miller make Vancouver a contender? How about Jaroslav Halak and Johnny Boychuk for the Islanders? Or perhaps Jarome Iginla for the Avalanche?

In bringing you our picks for how the season will turn out, scoring is as follows:

  • Picking a team to make the playoffs is worth one point.
  • Picking the #1 team in each division exactly is worth three points, then two points for #2 and one point for #3.
  • Picking the first Wildcard from each conference exactly is worth two points, then one point for the second Wildcard.
  • Picking the best team in the league is worth two points.
  • In the event of a tie in the standings, we’ll also be selecting which team will wind up with the NHL’s worst record, then second worst, then third worst.

So with that out of the way, check below for everyone’s picks, and come back once the season is complete to see how everyone did. Continue reading 2014-2015 NHL Expert Picks »

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Baltimore easily dispatched the Tigers' talent by breaking into their weak bullpen. Can they now take the next step? (2005, Monte Taylor, http://www.tsuru-bird.net/orioles/)

Wasn’t that a fun round? Both Wildcard teams advanced. Both AL series were done after a three-game sweep. Clayton Kershaw couldn’t get it done. The Nationals and Giants fought into 18 innings in Game 2. Did anyone have Baltimore and Kansas City in the ALCS before the season started?

All that wrecked havoc with our picks, as only one pick for the Orioles was correct insofar as having a team advance. That left it mostly up to getting the series lengths correct to get an advantage going into the LCS picks.

So check below to see how everyone currently stands, and come back Friday for the next round of picks. Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results »

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1. Patriots:

MISC

* Talking about shutting us up with a quality game – game plan excellent, intensity and crowd was as loud as I’ve ever heard it

* James Devlin blocks, runs, catches and is now assigned to giving Tom Brady high fives

* I don’t want to see Revis go down the Talib Stairs anymore

* Great games – Wright, Vereen, Wilfork, Offensive Line, Ridley, Bolden on special teams (played with fire – like a guy who wants to stay on the team), Gostkowski

* Bad games – Dennard, Ninkovich, Easley,

* I like they were picking each other up off the ground and had each other’s back Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Quiet Critics (Including Me) »

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2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 5

October 4, 2014 at 4:49pm in Featured, NFL, Now!, Opinion
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Well my so called “Lock” of last week could not have been any further from the truth, as The New England Patriots were thoroughly embarrassed by the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14 on Monday Night Football. I picked the Pats to win 30-21 on Monday, and my record is 6-7 overall. I am confident in bouncing back this week just like in week two of the NFL, (3-1 record in week 2).

Take the Washington Redskins (+7) over the Seattle Seahawks.

Washington is going to help redeem my debacle of a pick Monday night. The Skins are hosting the Seahawks on Monday Night Football this week, and Washington will be coming off 10 days of rest, (Seattle off a bye). Continue reading 2014 NFL Betting Tips: Week 5 »

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1. Patriots preview – Cincy

* Cincy Defense is #1 in points allowed, turnovers, interceptions, touchdowns allowed

* Kicker Mike Nugent is only 2-5 from 40 yards out or more

* Adam Jones in secondary hoping to make it rain

* Running back Jeremy Hill out of LSU was guilty of the knockout game when at Baton Rouge

* Last three years AJ Green – 1,057 yds, 1,350 yds, 1,426 yds

* Bengals Hall of Famers – Charlie Joiner and Anthony Munoz

* Retired numbers – Bob Johnson 54

* Patriots record against them 14-9 (going into last year they had won four straight averaging 36 points a game)

* Corey Dillon is the leading rusher career at Cincy (8,061 yards)

2. Patriots roster (want to feel old)

* One player born in the 70′s

* Thirty-five players born in the 80′s

* Twenty-four players born in the 90′s Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Since, Patriots Roster, Jim Rice »

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