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Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend is here and no Patriots Again

If you missed Marching On based on my book The President’s Team – its one again Friday at 3:00 and multiple times after CBS Sports 1. What’s up: * Ainge has to be able to pull one of the top five trades in Celtic history in the next ten months * Hate non Sunday Patriot […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Off, Celtics Need to Lose, Red Sox 100 Days to Spring Training

Thursday Night 8:00 PM – CBS Sports Channel – Documentary Marching On based mostly on my book The President’s Team 1. Around the NFL: * Why not to bet – Rams 38-8 over Colts / Jaguars over Titans * Big win for Patriots with Ravens beating Bengals, who have a tiebreaker over Pats * Giants, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: When Brady Smiles – All of Patriot Nation Smiles

1. Patriots: Brady * First time I have seen him smile all year * He is taking a lot of hits (never seen so many guys running free at him – hello Dante???) * Brady has been using PA * Brady not QB sneaking anymore at goal line? * Brady pass to Dobson for 81 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Duck Boats Ready

1. Red Sox Redux: * I would never pay another player over $17mm a season * How long before Ben Cherrington has to start feeding the monster * Was that the best audience at a Boston sporting event ever – maybe matching the heat game against the Lakers in 1984 * Does Scott Boras care […]

Connelly Top Ten: Random Game 4 Thoughts

Game 4 Random Thoughts * Pedroia and Ortiz are on the way to the Hall of Fame * Pedroia in the top five second basemen of all time (Alomar, Morgan, Wagner, ???) * Buchholz not wanted to pitch was like Don Knotts in the movie the Reluctant Astronaut * Victorino – hope he passed the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Game 3 and Patriots Win

Check later post for World Series Game 4 thoughts… 1. Patriots: Brady * Another terrible game – at least five bad throws including the first of the game behind Gronk * He looked grumpy again and distant from teammates * Tore into Dobson after his drop to start second half * Was yelling at Amendola, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ugh and Great

1. Red Sox: * Whats special about the Red Sox all year is the sincerity * Someone else every night with talent that never seems to exceed opponents but proving the power of team and chemistry * Bogaerts proving where he will be next year – Drew thanks for the diving play * Last time […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Rainy Days and Sunday Always Get Me Down

1. Patriots Put us to Sleep On Rainy Sunday: Offense * Brady is not throwing accurately and receivers are not getting separation * Only thing I see out of Josh McDaniel right now is biting his nails * I’m just going to say it – this is a game Tebow could have helped you in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Playoffs, Patriots Undefeated, Bruins 82-0 Pace

1. Red Sox Playoff Preview: * Comes down to Lackey – can he earn his pay right now (ie. JD Drew grand slam) * How the hell did the Herald give Stephen Drew a B for this year – $9mm for .253 and 13 HR 2. Patriots-Bengals Preview: * Some sites have Patriots – Bengals […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Will go 3-0, Red Sox March Toward 100

Last chance to sign up for Franklin Park Zoo race Run Wild Sunday 8:30 AM – sign ups end at 11:00 pm Friday 1. Patriots: * Please don’t play Gronk for four more weeks or after your second loss whatever comes last * Patriots have been outplayed at almost every position in both games (maybe […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Rolling, Patriots Getting Better?

1. Red Sox: * Bogaerts and Inglesias hit .303 over 267 at bats / Drew is hitting .247 over 405 at bats * On pace to win 99 games * Red Sox now 4-1 odds to win the World Series behind the Dodgers * Red Sox have their starters primed and closer lights out – […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady, Julian and Pray for Rain

1. Misc: * That receiving game sent the NFL back to 1940 – disgusting * Welker is loving this (whats the odds Brady calls him after the game and complains?) * Denard must be a huge Mickey Rivers fans throwing three punches in that fight – he is a time bomb * Last time I […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Yikes – Patriots Fumble, Stumble, Humble to Win

5K Road Race inside Franklin Park Zoo on September 22nd with a portion of proceeds going to the Blanket Fund / St. Francis House 1. Patriots: OFFENSE * Thompkins one of the worst games I ever saw a receiver have – falling to the ground on catches (including slant that should have been TD before […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Are You Ready For Some Football!

1. Patriots predictions: · Brady TD passes – 42 · Ridley Yards – 1151 · Team Sacks – 23 · Over and Under Passing defense – 24th in the league * Belichick replay requests 6-10 · Receptions per receiver – Amendola 82 / Thompkins 51 / Boyce 38 / Dobson 32 · Games Gronk plays […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Let the Leaves Fall, Buses Stop and NFL Season Commence

1. Patriots: * Interesting the Zoltan Mesko change – hats off to him he was working hard in the community * I’m not giving up on Tebow but he deserved to be cut * Over – Under for combined games for Edelman and Amendola – 21 * You know Wilfork is starting to depreciate when […]