// Connelly’s Top Ten

Connelly’s Top Ten: Rondo Doesn’t Help, All Stars, Patriot Dismantling

1. Last award winners: MVP – Pedroia (2008) / Tom Brady (2010) / Bird (1986) / Esposito (1974) Rookie of the Year – Pedroia (2007) / Curtis Martin (1995) / Bird (1980) / Raycroft (2004) Coach of the Year – Fitch (1980) / Julien (2009) / Belichick (2010) / Jimy Williams (1989) 2. Since January […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox, Russians Are Coming, Obama in Selma

1. Red Sox stat: * If I was another team, I would make a run at Jackie Bradley while his value is down – best defensive outfielder in baseball counts for something * Brock Holt would have a place on my team any day * Allen Craig has two hits – trade him right now […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Daylight Savings, Pistol Pete and 6-4-3

1. Red Sox stat: * The 1949 Red Sox hit into 207 double plays in 154 games – eight players hit into double digit double plays: Doerr (31), Tebbetts, Goodman, Stephens, Pesky, Zarilla, Williams, DiMaggio 2.  Like father like son: The Hulls scoring 50 goals * Brett Hull 1990-1991 – 50 goals in 49 games […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics on Exciting Run but Lose 26-Point Lead

1. Celtics: * They are exciting BUT you can’t lose a 26-point lead to the top team in the league – horrendous game by Brad Stevens. His team lacked composure, shot selection (step back, defended three pointers – team shot 8 for 31 from three point land), no ball movement * They have become must […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Comebacks, Championships and Doobie Brothers

1. Local Stars the year after missing a season (or the majority of a season) * Ted Williams – 1946 – 38 HR / 123 RBI / .342 * Ted Williams – 1954 – 29 HR / 89 RBI / .345 * Larry Bird………1989 – 24.3 points / 9.5 rebounds / 7.5 assists * Cam Neely……..1993           […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Five Months to Patriots Camp

1. How about an update on local players destined for the Hall of Fame: * Tom Brady * David Ortiz * Zdeno Chara * Darrelle Revis * Rob Gronkowski 2. Draft position of the top ten scorers in the NHL: 1. Ovechkin… 1st 2. Nash…………1st 3. Stamkos……1st 4. Tarasenko…16th

Connelly’s Top Ten: Global Warming Coming Sunday

1. Bruins: * Have lost 8 of last 12 * Why do they keep playing Rask? on one day’s rest or less 7-7 (he has an EIGHT year contract for $7mm a year with a no trade) * Enjoying the Five Star Hotels – Lucic in 27 away games – 3 goals * Bruins are […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: I Miss the Patriots

1. Boston success: Since 2002, the Boston teams have been 20 Conference Finals (or an amazing 1.54 every year for 13 years): What other four-sports-team cities are close? * Detroit……..14 * Philly……….10 * Chicago……..8 * New York…..8 2. Bruins stuff: * David Krejci is on pace to average 63 games over the last three years

Connelly’s Top Ten: Sports Purgatory is Here

1. More Patriots / Super Bowl stuff: * Funny that Rutgers Football did a congratulations ad in the special Boston Globe issue Sunday * Running game who needs a running game: Leader rusher on Super Bowl champion Patriots – Jonas Gray 412 yards / 22 of the top 33 rushers in the NFL did not […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: We’re Still Champs!

1. Some more Patriot stuff: * On 98.5, they were calling Edelman Teen Wolf after he was surfing the duck boats * People are outraged about Gronk drinking but not Seattle’s disgusting behavior * Patriot QB’s postseason wins: Parilli – 1 / Eason – 3 / Bledsoe – 4 / Brady – 21 * Patriots […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Day After…

1. MISC: * Six Patriot Super Bowls all decided by four points or less – yikes * Third straight Super Bowl Brady handed his defense a lead with under four minutes to play (1-2 record) * What’s the over under on snowballs thrown at Wednesday parade? * What a beautiful day Monday – no work […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Patriots Dynasty Lives!

1. MISC – You Mad Bro? * Ya Baby! Might be my favorite championship. * Blue hoodie with sleeves safe, strong call * Giselle jinx? No more * Classy – the Seattle and Patriot-haters booing Belichick during the National Anthem * Anthem went over at 2:04 – two seconds over * Bad omen – didn’t […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots 24, Seattle 17

1. Patriots – Seattle Pre-Game Top Ten: * All Patriot fans owe a debt of gratitude to the whole organization. Imagine for the sixth time in just over a decade they took us into February. * Want to feel old? There is only one player in the game that was born in the 1970′s – […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: How to Beat Seahawks

Wednesday’s Super Bowl Preview Submission 1. Common Themes in Patriot’s Three losses (Buffalo game doesn’t count) – Miami, KC and Green Bay respectively: * Patriots 3rd down Conversion – 29% / 22% / 48% * Opponents 3rd Down Conversion – 53% / 58% / 58% ********* * Patriots Rushing plays: 20 / 16 /18 * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Seattle Stuff

Seahawk and Seattle Stuff * Seahawks tested positive for PED’s – Richard Sherman, Walter Thurmond, Brandon Brower, Bruce Irvin, Winston Guy, John Moffitt, Allen Barbre * Seattle Murder rate in 2014 – 26 / Boston Murder rate – 52 * Seattle population – 652,204 /// Boston population 645,966 * Famous people born in Seattle – […]