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Connelly’s Top Ten: Rondo Goes Off, Emmy’s, Hulls over Bonds

Jeremy Lin, Rajon Rondo (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

1. Celtics:

* Rondo had crazy stats (Elias says only the third player ever with a 20-15-15 line), but he missed ten shots in the PAINT and three free throws – he should have gone for 30 / 20 / 17
* Big four all played at least 41 minutes – Doc needed this one – couldn’t lose on back to back nights (oh, that was his son)
* I have to give Paul Pierce credit. He hit a big shot with time running down…
* One of the worst played basketball games you’ll ever see with 36 combined turnovers
* Poor Jeremy Lin looked like he was the 1,000,000th NBA fan and got to play in a real game (6 turnovers, 10 missed shots, 4 fouls)
* Just asking – did Rondo know he had 19 assists when he gave up the break away layup to dish back to Ray Allen?

2. Bruins:

* Tim Thomas allowing four goals on 17 shots was not good enough (he still gets a Adam Vinatieri lifetime pass though)
* Providence Bruins scorers (no player is on pace for 20 goals): Josh Hennessey 15, Jamie Tardif 15, Carter Camper 14, Craig Cunningham 14
* Commentators said the Bruins coaches suggested to Jordan Caron that he needs to keep his feet moving – does that mean a guy fighting to stay in the bigs is gliding too much?
* David Krejci had his first multiple-goal game (Thursday) since December 27, 2010

3. Red Sox:

* Funny thing about the Red Sox win over Northeastern of 25-0 – the Huskies covered
* Really concerning that the Red Sox wanted Jose Inglesais to play winter ball, and up to last week, hitting coach Dave Magadan didn’t know why he didn’t go and is disappointed
* Bobby Valentine should lose the gum during Q&A

4. Patriots:

* I love what Bill O’Brien had to say about Wes Welker in the Globe Sunday: “He is what Boston is all about…hard-working guy, he’s a tough guy, he’s an honest guy..that wasn’t a drop. That would have been a tremendous catch.”
* People can talk about signing or drafting a wide receiver all day long – but if Mike Wallace, Vincent Jackson, Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd can’t get into MIT, then they can’t understand the offense

5. This year’s losers, which should (& have) cost people their jobs:

* NBA – Charlotte Bobcats: 4-30
* NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets: 20-38-7
* MLB – Houston Astros: 56-106
* NFL – Indy: 2-14 / St. Louis: 2-14

6. Average Game Times:

  • NFL – 3:07
  • MLB – 2:54
  • NBA – 2:30 (approximately)
  • NHL – 2:32
  • Soccer – 1:45

7. Amazing Stats:

MLB ranked the Top 100 Current Players:

#99 Carl Crawford
#87 Kevin Youkilis
#57 Josh Beckett (top players not top fried chicken eaters)
#53 David Ortiz
#50 Jon Lester
#17 Jacoby Ellsbury
#14 Adrian Gonzalez
#12 Dustin Pedroia
#1 Matt Kemp

Players that were too high, in my estimation: #34 Mike Napoli / #42 Andrew McCutchen / #44 Pablo Sandoval / #52 Derek Jeter

8. Old School:

Who are a better father and son tandem? The Hulls or Bonds (allowing for juice and WHA)?

Hulls – 1,654 goals / 1,545 assists / 5 championships
Bonds’s – .285 average / 4,821 hits / 1,094 home runs / 3,020 RBI / 1 championship

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Emmy’s for Best Comedy Series:

* Look at 1974 – All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore, Odd Couple and Mash (winner)
* In 1967, the Monkees won over The Andy Griffith Show (really?)
* Seinfeld probably the greatest comedy of all time (second to I Love Lucy) won one Emmy while Frasier won five during those years
* Never won: Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Bob Newhart Show, The Odd Couple, Andy Griffith Show, Hogan’s Heroes, McHale’s Navy, Father Knows Best
* Holy TV Show – Batman was nominated in 1966
* Rock Star – Flintstones were nominated in 1961

10. Randomocity:

* Congratulations to Danica Patrick for not crashing this week
* Remember when Rosco Tanner hit his serve over 100 MPH and it was amazing… and now the women do it
* Great round for Tiger at 62

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Rondo Goes Off, Emmy’s, Hulls over Bonds”

  1. the cubs big story last week was their team bunting competition. Now you see why theo left.

    jordan’s house is for sale for $29 million-or one million for every loss his team has this year.

    the red sox are the 6th best team in the al.

    espn can’t like that angels-rangers is now the rivalry in the al.

    belichick was at the princeton lacrosse game friday night. Nothing important to do right now.

    what ainge does the next 2 weeks will determine the next 5 winters in boston.

    blow up of the big east is one of the worst developments for new england. boise st-uconn football not the same as flutie-kosar.

    REPLY – MPC – Everyone at the NCAA should be fired for not locking down conferences

    Posted by brightonbob | March 5, 2012, 3:13 pm
  2. Mike, when is your next update?

    Posted by Fan of Mike | March 14, 2012, 4:18 pm
  3. @Fan of Mike…

    Mike will be back with a “Top Ten” tomorrow morning!

    Posted by KC Downey | March 15, 2012, 11:58 pm

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