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Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Lose, Jerry Jones Rich, We Have Heroes – Not Looking

By on October 9, 2015 at 6:49am

1. Cowboys preview:

* Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys for $150,000,000 and is now worth $4,000,000,000

* Robert Kraft bought the Patriots for $172,000,000 and is now worth $3,200,000,000

* Cowboys running back and leading rusher Joseph Randall was arrested on 10/13/14 and 2/3/15 for pot, shop lifting and there was some domestic abuse event surrounding one of the arrests

* After JFK was shot in Dallas – the rest of the country called the Cowboys the Dallas Assassins

* After the 1990’s stories of the infamous Dallas White House – the team’s nickname was changed from America’s Team to South America’s Team

* Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated at $600,000,000 (or $600,000,000 more than Antoine Walker’s)

* Cowboy Stadium cost $1.3 billion / Texas Stadium cost $35.0 million / Allen High School field cost $65.0 million (google the field)

* 83 million people watched the episode of who shot JR (11/21/80) – ironically shown one day short of the anniversary of who shot JFK Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Lose, Jerry Jones Rich, We Have Heroes – Not Looking »

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The Bruins lost their 1st game of the season Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets 6-2.

The B’s came out of the gate at the beginning of the game with so much energy and power, the same energy and power that they have to harness for the full 60 minutes.

They only harnessed it for the first period, though. After the first period it was a disaster. Continue reading Bruins Messy in Season Opener Against Jets »

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Before the Patriots can take care of business in Dallas this weekend they took care of some business in their own backfield. Dion Lewis has signed a 2-year contract extension with the team reported to be worth $3 million. The shifty running back receives a $600,000 signing bonus, with a first year salary of $800,000 and a second year of $1.2 million. With incentives Lewis could make up to $5 million in the next two years.

Despite Lewis’ injury history he looks as healthy as ever and for the price this seems like a low risk for what the Pats are getting in return. Continue reading Patriots Sign RB Dion Lewis to 2-Year Contract Extension »

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It's been a couple of days, but I'm still giddy and grinning that the Yankees lost and former Red Sox/$153 million man Jacoby Ellsbury didn't even start. (US News)

It almost made this season entirely worth it. Another year out of the playoff race by August (and that’s optimistic), another last place finish, and one American League Wild Card game nearly undid all the futility of the 2015 season – and the Red Sox were already home hitting the links.

Such is my hatred and vitriol for the New York Yankees that I can find near complete solace in their shutout loss at the hands of Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card round. Yes, that’s how pathetic this past season was.

Continue reading The Yankees Lost, Ellsbury Got Benched, and I’m Still Giddy »

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Three Red Sox Strengths

October 7, 2015 at 8:30pm in Featured, Opinion, Red Sox, Top Story
Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and Rusney Castillo (Caylor Arnold/USA Today Sports)

Now that the offseason is officially upon us a month sooner than most fans would like, the time has come to take stock of the Red Sox organization, see just where they stand, and try to figure out how they will proceed going into and through the offseason. Since there is always a give/take, ying/yang, etc. we will cover both ends of the emotional spectrum, but for now let’s start on a positive note and take a look at three areas of organizational strength that can be built upon going forward.

The Lineup

It’s no secret that the Red Sox need a good amount of pitching improvements if they want to contend in 2016 and beyond. The everyday lineup, however, appears to be in very good shape as currently constituted. Five Red Sox posted an OPS right at or near .800: David Ortiz (.913), Dustin Pedroia (.797), Mookie Betts (.820), Jackie Bradley Jr. (.832), and Travis Shaw (.822). Additionally, the Red Sox as a team finished among the Major League leaders in several offensive categories including:


6th in Batting Average – .265

5th in OBP – .325

7th in Slugging – .415

4th in Runs Scored – 748

4th in RBI – 706

6th in wOBA – .321


Pretty impressive. Keep in mind that all of this was accomplished despite two of the lineup’s alleged staples – Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval – were worse than replacement level and a complete drain on the offense. The Red Sox had a top-6 offense in the baseball in 2015, with potential to be top-3 in 2016.

Continue reading Three Red Sox Strengths »

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Would you believe me if I told you that there’s a storm brewing in New England? With the play of the two New England running backs, LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis, the Pats have a combination of size and power coupled with speed and elusiveness. With Blount’s punishing running style he is able to push the pack with each thunderous churn of his tree trunk legs lurching a 250-lb frame forward. Then New England mixes in a little lightning with 5’8″ Dion Lewis. His jump-cuts in the hole leaves linebackers grasping at air as he takes off in a different direction eyeing a lane to demonstrate his open field speed.

Alright so Thunder and Lightning may be a cliche name. Continue reading Patriots RBs LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis: The New Thunder and Lightning »

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LAKE COMO - OCTOBE Photo Courtesy Boston Celtics

The Celtics began their pre-season, exhibition action in Milan, Italy, beating EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 124-91. Now, they will fly to Madrid, Spain for a tilt on Thursday, October 6th at the RealMadreid Barclay’s Center. Continue reading Ciao Bella! Celtics Open Pre-Season with win in Milan, Italy »

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