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Connelly’s Top Ten: Just a Bunch of Stuff

2/24 Blanket Dinner theme announced – Sports-Medicine – Three renown leaders in orthopedics, concussions and sports psychology – checks for tickets ($50 includes dinner, entertainment and donation) or donations can be sent to StonehamBank at 80 Montvale Avenue in Stoneham 02180 1. What to look forward to during the dark days of sports: * NHL […]

Connellys Top Ten: Manning Gets Pumped and Jacked

1. Peyton stuff: – 11-12 in playoffs – Tebow is as good as Manning both – .500 Bronco playoff qb – Manning – SI athlete of the year and hasn’t won anything – In three Super Bowls – 3td / 4 int – Manning and Chamberlain one championship

Connelly’s Top Ten: Pumped and Jacked, Ortiz Whines, Confederates Like Manning Not Good in Cold

Blanket Dinner 2/24 Doubletree in Cambridge 1. Super Bowl preview: * I’m rooting for pumped and jacked over Manning – don’t want him to close gap on Brady * Seattle needs to go Manchurian Candidate – “Must knock down Manning, Must knock down Manning, Must knock down Manning” * Sherman better come up big for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Welker Picks Broncos to Super Bowl

Looked like a heartless team who was deflated after Talib was cheap-shoted – in the end they looked like they were content making it to the AFC game 1. Talib Injury: * That was not only a pick on Talib by Welker but actually a dirty play that injured a player (should be a fine […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Omaha This

February 24th Blanket Dinner – DoubleTree – 1. Patriot Positive: * Patriots 27-24 in overtime after Manning gets ball to start and has to punt * Patriots are 7-2 in AFC Championship Games * Patriots are 3-1 on the road in Conference Championships * Patriots are 3-14 in Denver * Crazy play by Ben Watson to […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Going to Denver

1. Patriots Run Over Colts: 8 Conference Championship games amazing – thank you Bill Belichick and Tom Brady BRADY * I like the not giving up on plays and keeping his feet moving in the pocket (old Brady – maybe inspired by Aaron Rodgers) * I give him a B- * Missed Vereen for a […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bring on the Colts

Blanket Dinner February 24th – Double Tree in Cambridge 1. Colts Preview: * Colts lost to the Bengals, Rams, Chargers, Dolphins and Cardinals * Against playoff teams, including last week, they are 5-2 with wins over Seattle, Chargers, 49ers and Broncos (yikes!) * Against playoff teams on the road 3-1 * After the Cardinals loss, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bring on the Colts

1. Patriots vs. Indy: * 2-0 versus Colts in playoffs at home * Patriots are 10-3 in their first playoff game at home * Brady started 10-0 in playoff games – since 7-7 * Bring Ty Law out as honorary captain 2. Around the NFL: * If I was a Green Bay fan I would […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bye Week Blues

1. Playoff Preview and Predictions: * Cincy 7 point favorite over hot San Diego? Vegas knows something * Alex Smith last 38 games (30-8) / Andrew Luck (22-10) * Philly at 8:10 at night should be fun – Santa Claus better be wearing a vest * Woodhead vs. BGJE * Green Bay is 4-2 versus […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Now You Have to Take Down the Tree

1. Bills preview: * Has won three of last five with one of the losses coming in overtime to Falcons * EJ Manuel has a QB rating of 58.8% there is no way another QB can outperform Brady? * Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller need 164 and 178 yards for a 1,000 respectively * Jeff […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Huge Win in Poe Land

1. Patriots: Officials * First half: Fifteen flags, three injuries, one long replay of Amendola fumble, Twelve penalties, four timeouts, * Second half: long replay on Ryan interception * Missed catch by Pitta another replay * Refs influenced three times to change calls * Crew should be suspended Tom Brady * He managed the game […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ravens Hate Patriots (Especially Brady)

1. Patriots preview vs. Ravens: * Patriots are 6-1 versus Ravens in regular season / 1-2 in playoffs * The three games played in Baltimore, Patriots are 2-1: 46-38 / 27-24 / 30-31 * Since the first week, the Ravens have lost five games by a total of 17 points * Flacco and Brady have […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Fish Squish

1. Patriots – Gronk’s injury leads to a loss very first game – 1-4 in Red Zone Tom Brady * A good game – B+ * Yet another game the other QB has a higher QB rating (120.6 to 85.7) * 19 incompletions OFFENSE * McDaniel D- : No screens, no reverses, no hurry up, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Squish the Fish

1. Patriots vs. Dolphins preview: * Tannehill is on pace to be sacked 48 times * Tight End Charles Clay the last four weeks: 24 receptions / 3 TD / 294 yards * Cameron Wake and Oliver Vernon have combined for 19 sacks * Dolphins have no return touchdowns * Caleb Sturgis has missed eight […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Dog Pound to Get Pounded

1. Patriots preview: QB – Weeden is 0-5 / Hoyer was 3-0 Rushing – No running back over 400 yards Receiving – Josh Gordon was the 5th wide receiver taken in 2012 draft Defense – They have 33 sacks, which means Brady will be knocked down at least 6 times Kicking – Bill Cundiff has […]