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Connelly’s Top Ten: Masters, Sox Struggle, Liverpool Getting Closer

1. Red Sox * Don’t like Grady Sizemore’s fluorescent batting gloves – that’s for Seattle where pot is legal * Victorino has played in 122 of 175 possible regular season games (70%) – that is Drew-ish * Why is Carp, with 2 career stolen bases, stealing yesterday in the 7th down 6-4 with Napoli on […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts

1. In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at bats – one every 6.52 at bates 2. Sid Luckman in 1943 threw 28 touchdown passes on 110 passes 3. The 1983-1984 Edmonton Oilers scored 36 short handed goals – Gretzky had 12

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Back, Emmy’s and Oscars, Fighting Henry’s

1. Red Sox: * Every hitter in the Red Sox starting nine was 1-4 Sunday except Ross who was 0-3 * Jon Lester on a pace to go 0-32 – he must be grumpy * 4% of the season over on a pace to * Red Sox and their opponents so far – 92 strikeouts […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

1. Red Sox stuff * Biggest day tomorrow is for Dr. Charles Steinberg – never mind the players * Uehara has thrown 20 strikes out of 26 pitches so far * On a pace to win 108 games * Jackie Bradley got two hits – trade him tonight * Johnny Gomes was 1 for 4 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Back from Writers Rehab – Opening Day and Snow on the Ground

26.2 Miles to Boston – now available on Amazon 1. Red Sox Opener: * Over/Under for Red Sox is 88 wins in Vegas – under would be a sad season (I will be consistent and go under) * Red Sox were were pardoned from paying $26.5mm in salary with Dempster walking away and Drew getting […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Oshie Should Go To Blanket Dinner Week from Monday

One week to go to Blanket Dinner – awesome panel 1. USA Hockey: * How about the insane shot blocking by the Americans specifically McDonough and Kessler * if the NHL learns one thing from Olympic hockey – no commercials adds to the flow to the game and maximizes the advantage of the sport that […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Olympics Ho Hum, Bill Russell, Good Will Hunting

1. Olympics: * That’s not Poland Springs over there * I know it’s the times, but the X game sports – I’m having a tough time buying into * I would love a reporter to ask X gamer Sage Kotsenburg, who won the gold medal and then draped the flag over him, “do you know […]

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 […]