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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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Win By Less Than a FOOT

1.PATRIOTS: MISC * Gray hoodie with cut sleeves and pom pom on hat – who can beat that * Big penalty on Bolden, taking back a nice return for Amendola * Jets destroyed both lines of scrimmage – thank God for Revis * The whole game was a Rex Ryan fest even thought he lost […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Jets Will Meet De-Feet, Rondo Brings Bricks to Dallas and Naked Gun

1. Rondo * I told Danny to trade him three years ago, now his trade value is nil (it’s not often that I’m right but…) * 2015 first round picks – Their own, Dallas, Clippers, * Rondo will go down as one of the 10 most dynamic players in Boston history * Still don’t know […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Defense, Special Teams Carry Home Team

1. PATRIOTS: MISC * Coach went with the old reliable – grey hoodie with cut sleeves * Speaking of old reliable – Jenny Dell in the house! * Crowd with a sort of passive aggressive boo of Browner for all of his penalties. If someone called them on it, they could say they were booing […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Consider Fish Squished!

1. PATRIOTS vs. DOLPHINS PREVIEW: * Since the first game -Dolphins 4-0 against losing teams / 2-6 against winning teams * Tom Brady needs nine TD passes for 400 * A Dolphin – Patriots game in December reminds me of Howard Cosell announcing the death of John Lennon – 1980 * The Wildcat game in […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Overcome Ben Dreith and Bad Offensive Plan

1. PATRIOTS: MISC * The game was so frustrating with no fluid play – reminded me of the Giants Super Bowl games but this time they pulled it out * The call on Browner for helmet to helmet will not get the attention it deserves but that could have been the most impactful official’s call […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Stay Classy in San Diego

1. Patriots Preview: Patriots win this game easy – Chargers no pass rush or running game * Greatest Chargers – Tomlinson and then Allsworth, Fouts, Winslow and Gates * Best draft pick – Rodney Harrison 145th in 1994 * Against Patriots – 14-20-2 regular season / 1-2 post season * Famous QB’s – Unitas, Brees, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Kraftapoolooza – Pats and Revs Win!

1. Patriots: MISC * Gray hoodie knocked it out of the park * The three thoughts I came away from this game – Patriots are on fire, I love watching Suh lose and I felt terrible for Jonas Gray (at least once in ten times Fox showed him it looked like he might cry) * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Best Holiday Around the Corner!

1. Patriots Preview: * Lions are 4-6 against Patriots lifetime * Movie Paper Lion about writer George Plimpton who workied out with the Lions in exhibition season starred Alan Alda and Lauren Hutton – it grossed $1.7mm at box office * Bobby Layne was QB for eight years (1950-1958) and number is retired- threw for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: No Piped in Crowd Noise This Time

1. Patriots on Fire MISC * Bill went with the gray hoodie * Gronk did the block from Blindside on the Gray TD driving the guy for twenty yards – Gronk looked ornery all night * Is it possible the Patriots are better without Mayo and Ridley? OFFENSE * The last two games against the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: I’m Sick of Night Games

1. Patriots Preview: * Tight ends always scare me against the Patriots – Fleener – 22 catches / 4 TD * TY Hilton is on pace for 100 catches / 1,666 yards * They have 24 sacks to opponents 14 (six guys have at least three) * Adam Vinatieri is 20 for 20 this year […]

Connellys Top Ten: Victory!

Everything is Misc: –  You know those commercial properties that no matter what business goes in there it fails – that’s the Jets – From ESPN – Cardinals 15-3 last 18 games – Pats 73-0 at home when leading at halftime – Ravens vs Steelers was the Longest Yard except both teams were the convicts – Is […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Enjoy!

1. Patriots – Denver preview: * Denver is 25-19 against the Patriots all time  (3-1 in playoffs) * Which is Ex-Bronco is more worthy of our hate – Shannon Sharpe or Tom Jackson? * No one talks about Denver violating the salary cap laws, leading to their Super Bowl run in the 80’s * Best […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Throws A Bunch

1. Patriots: MISC * You know it’s an announcer that doesn’t have the Patriots much when he says “Brady has so many weapons.” * Lot of empty seats at kickoff and many of them got a quick jump on halftime actually missed two touchdowns * Like Chara too much of Gronk in October doesn’t bode […]