Former Patriot Wes Welker reportedly will be suspended for apparently taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, sources say. (AP/MassLive)

When advertisements asked me “Are you ready for some football?”, I thought I could answer with an unequivocal and resounding “YES!”

Turns out I was wrong, because I was not mentally prepared for the NFL news that broke on Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will be suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy. Reports indicate his suspension stems from a positive test for amphetamines, which multiple sources claim are from Welker taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait while you read that sentence again.

Continue reading Former Patriot WR Welker Suspended 4 Games for Doing Molly? »

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1. Patriots 2011 Draft in Review:

1st – Nate Solder – (B+) Played in 47 of 48 games, solid not dominating

2nd – Ras I Dowling – (F) Reach when taken and proved to be a reach

2nd – Shane Vereen – (B) Has only played 26 regular season games out of 48 and has only been a game changer when Gronk on field at same time

3rd – Stevan Ridley – (B+) Ya he fumbles but he is excellent value. He was the 7th running back taken and only Demarco Murray has more yards than him (2,681 to 2,477)

3rd – Ryan Mallett – (F) it was a complete miss when you trade a third round pick for a 6th round selection

5th – Marcus Cannon – (A -) To get 37 games out of a fifth round pick who can play a number of positions is a win

* The rest didn’t play, so let’s give them C’s – Lee Smith, Markell Carter, Malcom Winters

2. Pink Hats Means Green Money:

Red Sox teams finishing at least 20 games outs and attendance that year (back to 1967): Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Less Than a Week to Opening Day! »

With the 2014 FIBA World Cup underway, the USA will look to overcome Paul George's injury to defend their crown. ("Family Guy," 'The Perfect Castaway,' 2005)

The FIBA Basketball World CUp is underway. The USA will attempt to defend their title, but will have to do so without Paul George following his horrific injury. In the meantime, several nations should put up quite a fight, especially late in the knockout stages. But for now, the Americans will have to deal with Turkey, the team they beat in the Finals last time, as well as four others. For the tournament, we’re here to to present predictions for how things will turn out.

Correctly picking a team to advance past the group stage is worth one point. Furthermore, picking the #1 team from each group exactly is worth four points, followed by three points for exactly guessing each group’s #2 team, and so on.

So check below for the Group Stage picks, as well as a list of the teams in each group. The first four teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage. Continue reading 2014 FIBA World Cup Pick ‘Em: Group Stage »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Back to school, college kids moving in, college football back – what could be better

* Contrived marketing and build up for U Mass – BC football. Everett vs. Leominster would be a better game

* Celtics owners have been quiet (how long into media day will someone use the word tank)

2. Farrell versus Francona last two years:

* Francona 159-134 with combined $164mm in payroll ($1,031,446 a win)

* Farrell…..155-140 with combined $310mm in payroll ($2,000,000 a win) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten – Enjoy Labor Day Weekend! »

Caroline Wozniacki got her hair tangled up in her racket during the 2014 US Open's second round. (ESPN Video)

With temperatures poking into the 90s, this year’s US Open is already becoming difficult to handle. That’s even more so for Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, who during her second round match with Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus got her hair tangled up in her racket. Still, that didn’t stop her from making an attempt at a shot, and moving pretty handily into the third round.

First bees, now this? But in the strange world of sports, this could finally be the good luck charm that wins Wozniacki, formerly ranked #1 in the world, her first major.
Continue reading VIDEO: Caroline Wozniacki Gets Hair Stuck In Racket At US Open »

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A bee hassles Kimiko Date-Krumm during her first round US Open match with Venus Williams. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj6clWsGlvo#t=213)

The US Open has only begun, but already has proven to be highly entertaining. But that’s not so much due to the tennis matches themselves, but especially due to a bee that got involved in American Venus Williams’ first round match with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm. The bee first began hassling Krumm before eventually moving on to Williams. Continue reading VIDEO: Bee Interrupts Venus Williams’ US Open Match »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* 3rd game of Exhibition series – beware of traffic and no injuries

* The Celtics are literally even with the Revolution for non-relevance

* The ALS fundraising inspired by Pete Frates will be approaching $40,000,000 compared to $1,000,000 last year for the same time period. I’m not kidding – this is approaching Medal of Freedom levels.

2. Red Sox – brooms out:

* Mike Trout 4-17 in the series and they still swept

* Uehara the last two years – 173 K to 16 BB – wow!

* Ortiz 11 for 18 over his last five games and he sits – dude you’re a DH

* On pace to win 71 games this year – ugh (shouldn’t everyone have bet under knowing that was a fluke last year) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: All-Star Starting Pitchers, Medal for Frates, Weekend »

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