David Ortiz, Yaz

1. Cliff Notes:

* Good that Red Sox are struggling so they aren’t fooled into being buyers this week
* Is Brady facing Revis every day like a lefty hitter facing a drop down lefty batting practice pitcher – could it create bad habits?
* I bet Lucic uses cruise control a lot on his car
* Celtics won’t win 38 games this year with the current roster

2. Ortiz vs. Yaz debate:

* OBP .379 to .379
* Batting Average .285 to .285
* Ortiz – 55 pounds heavier
* Ortiz was born just six weeks after Yaz flew out to center field to end the 1975 World Series
* Yaz intentionally walked 190 times to Ortiz 172
* Yaz 3 batting titles / MVP / 7 Gold Gloves Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Koufax Vs. Gibson / Post 20 K / Legos »

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1. Red Sox

* Do you let De La Rosa give up 7 runs and stay out there?
* The Red Sox keep showing this is not their year
* In six games Vazquez – allowed only two stolen bases / one caught stealing
* Price has no hitter on his mind

2. Patriots

* Don’t you keep Gronk in bubble rap until playoffs
* Patriots still fourth in Super Bowl odds behind Denver, Seattle, San Fran
* 8/7 opening nigh exhibition Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend Here Again »

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Brock Holt

The Red Sox won 14-1 Monday night, which by itself is worthy of a CNN breaking news alert. David Ortiz launched two home runs, passing Yaz on the all-time home run list… and even Stephen Drew hit a home run.

But, perhaps nothing was more amazing than Brock Holt’s amazing catch while playing in a position that’s foreign to him: right field. Continue reading Video: Brock Holt Makes Unreal Catch in Red Sox 14-1 Win Over Blue Jays »

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1. British Open:

* If Tiger has no chance on Sunday – should he wear red?
* 64 year old Tom Watson beat Tiger on Sunday 68 to 75
* Garcia wants to know why he can’t win majors – how about being short on putts on 16 and 17 on Sunday
* Ricky Fowler wearing the Eminem starter kit
* Rory on fire since breaking up with girlfriend (she won the Istanbul Open on same day)

2. Red Sox:

* With the young guys up they are more enjoyable to watch
* Two amazing throws by Vazquez almost picking off both runners Saturday
* Haven’t seen this many Red Sox runners go first to third in a while
* Ortiz grounded out five times and never ran hard once – Yaz would have been booed out of the park
* Brock Holt 26 multi-hit games
* Red Sox since they released AJ Pierzynski: 7-1 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Cooking »

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Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend!

July 18, 2014 at 8:54am in Featured, Now!, Top Story

1. Cliff Notes:

* Seven summer weekends left – enjoy
* Tom Brady soon to take the field again – life is good
* No soccer, no College World Series, Red Sox stink – August 30th Ohio State – Navy!
* They should have a charity competition to see how many slap shots Bobby Schumatz could put on net from blue line

2. Red Sox second half schedule:

* They play in Jeter’s last game at home (surprised Major League Baseball didn’t have Jeter’s last game in Yankee Stadium)
* They play in Pittsburgh, which will be a fun match up with that outfield
* Why not move Lester, Peavy, Lackey, Napoli, Gomes, Ross Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend! »

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Adam Schefter (ngngsports.com)

The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was.

The Fantasy Football Federation held a summit on Tuesday evening, calling in experts from around the country to try and consolidate a master ranking list of wide receivers for the 2014-2015 season. Held in Philadelphia, the summit featured experts ranging from ESPN.com writers to Fox Sports analysts. They were asked to rank wide receivers alphabetically, but after an eight and a half hour conference they were unable to produce a list that they all agreed on.

Each year, sports websites and fantasy blogs produce list after list of rankings and projections for players around the league and these lists often vary. In an attempt to rank NFL wide receivers in alphabetical order, the experts not only couldn’t agree but they almost came to blows.

Continue reading SoB Satire: Fantasy Football Experts Submit their 2014 Alphabetical Rankings »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Tiger Woods is second in odds in Vegas to win the British Open
* Brilliant no lose move by Lebron and he picks up $21mm a year
* Tour de France – 90% juice?

2. World Cup:

I was right (I never get to say it so….)

* You will be happy to hear that this is the last World Cup update
* Almost half the games in the elimination round had no goals in regulation
* Brazil most over-rated team since any Dean Smith team
* Still can’t believe how many players miss the net
* FIFA should rate the biggest divers the tourney and suspend them Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: All-Star Game Week… Time to go to Movies »

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