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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 – […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Crotch Grabber, Marshawn Lynch

Today’s Seattle Submission 1. Marshawn Lynch: * 2006 – Accused of hitting his girlfriend, threatening to kill her, sexual assault / 2007 – arrested hit a woman with his Porsche at 3:30 in the morning and took off / 2008 – Arrested – for carrying a semi-automatic weapon in his knapsack / 2012 arrested for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Countdown is on!

Every day this week I will be submitting a Seattle thought or analysis 1.¬†Seahawks – Mr. Pumped and Jacked – Pete Carroll * Pete Carroll looks younger than when he was the Patriot coach * Pete Carroll is older than Bill Belichick – 63 to 62 * Pete Carroll isn’t saying a word about footballs […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Haters Unite for Deflate-Gate

1. Deflate-gate: * I would bet at least 50% of the quarterbacks do something to the football and our just happy that they didn’t get caught * I think the Colts know it’s a common practice but were trying gamesmanship to bother Brady (like the Red Sox checking Albert Belle’s bat) * Paul Perillo wondered […]

CONNELLY’S TOP TEN: ARIZONA, HERE COME THE HOODIES

PATRIOTS OFF TO ARIZONA MISC * National Anthem – I don’t know who Pat Monohan is but great job by the crowd singing * 51 degrees at kickoff in January – Al Gore was right! (not) * Blue hoodie is daring ¬†but is hot right now * With Revis going out for a while that’s […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Closer to 4th Ring, But Don’t Sleep on Colts

1. AFC CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: * Brady has played against 14 different teams in the playoffs and is 3-1 vs Colts * Brady has 46 passing and 5 rushing TD’s in 27 playoff games * Colts leading rusher dressing Sunday – Daniel Herron 351 yards (Luck was second 273) * Colts defense – Freeman looks fast, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots win THRILLER

1. PATRIOTS ADVANCE TO AFC CHAMPIONSHIP: MISC * I haven’t been that nervous viewing a sporting event since Game 4, 2004 – Red Sox vs. Yankees extra innings * Second greatest Patriot game behind the Snow Bowl * The Blue hoodie has always been a dangerous choice – 7-4 record * I can’t believe the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Like Christmas Eve!

1.PATRIOTS – RAVENS PREVIEW: * Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker 4 for 9 from 50 yards out * Dumervil and Suggs combined for 29 sacks * 350 pound Haloti Ngata leads the Ravens with 2 interceptions * 2014 Regular season – Ravens are 1-4 when a team throws for 300 yards / Ravens are 1-5 when […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady’s Quest for a 4th Ring Depends on Line

1. Patriots-Bills: MISC * Navy blue hood with full sleeves just wasn’t working * No Browner, Edelman, Gronk, Hightower * An announcer doing a Patriots game has one challenge – say Hooman’s name correctly. Speros Dedes failed * Too much Bill’s organization talk * Field seemed slippery * Wonder if that Mr. Freeze character in […]