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Connelly Top Ten: Rajon Rondo, Meet Carl and Corey and Wil

Rajon Rondo (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

1. Celtics:

* Rajon Rondo has to be traded this offseason before his Sybil act fully diminishes his trade value. Sign Deron Williams and Dwight Howard
* Rondo will be suspended for a game
* Celtics 0-11 from three point land (0-6 for Pierce)
* Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce shot 9 for 31
* Brandon Bass played like it was his first playoff game
* When Joe Johnson shoots 3-15 with 4 turnovers, you have to win that game
* The two teams shot a combined 39% – not quite playoff quality

2. Patriots Draft:

* Problem child Alfonzo Denard might be a steal at cornerback
* In just over a year the Patriots seemingly have made linebacker corp an asset – Mayo, Hightower, Spikes, Ninkovich
* Jeremy Ebert, wide receiver out of Northwestern, is going to surprise people – he is perfect for Tom Brady in route running and catches in traffic

3. Red Sox:

What a difference a week makes.

* Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz are on pace to give up an amazing 103 home runs this year
* The Greek God of Walks has 20 strikeouts to 5 walks so far
* Mike Aviles is hitting .284 / Jed Lowrie is hitting .283
* Cody Ross is on pace for 39 home runs and 139 RBI
* Josh Beckett had Kelly Shoppach catch again – I wonder if Texas Tough Guy and Salty get along in the locker room
* Left fielders are hitting .183

4. Top 5 on the LPGA money list:

1. Yani Tseng
2. Ai Miyazato
3. Sun Young Yoo
4. Jiyai Shin
5. Na Yeon Choi

5. NBA / NHL stuff:

* Looks like Derrick Rose could be a sad tale of what could have been – Gayle Sayers, Bobby Orr, etc
* Is Jeremy Lin still alive?
* NBA must be praying for a Clippers – Lakers match up
* I feel bad for you Bruins fans – I’m bummed out and I’m a band wagoner – it’s tough to watch these other series and think that we could have seven more nights of fun if they won just one series
* Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators – a Texas high school football game is bigger

6. Revolution:

In case anyone is wondering the New England Revolution has scored five goals in six games.

7. Amazing Stat:

Mark Teixeira, over the last three years, has 319 hits over 1,268 at bats (.251 average) while being paid $66,000,000.

In the three previous seasons, he had 421 hits in 1391 at bats for a batting average of .302 for $41,000,000.

8. Old School:

Greatest scoring title battle in NBA history – last day of 1978 season:

* David Thompson scored 73 points early in the day to give him the lead 27.15 points a game
* George Gervin now needed 58 points to win the title – Gervin scored 63 to average 27.22

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Positions for your kid to try out for if he’s not a great athlete

* field goal kicker
* three point shot expert
* long snapper
* knuckle baller

10. Randomocity:

* Red Sox tickets being pushed on NESN – could be interesting to see how owners react to empty seats
* I wonder if Tim Wakefield said before the 100th anniversary celebration – Red Sox fans want to see me push John Pesky out to short stop
* Greatest game in English Premeir history this afternoon – Manchester United versus Manchester City
* What is the story with that commercial pushing Brian Evans song about Fenway Park with Jim Rice hanging out at a restaurant with him
* Good McDonald’s commercial where the woman dares to go to lunch and a co-worker joins her saying “I don’t want to be a chicken – I want to eat one”

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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2 comments for “Connelly Top Ten: Rajon Rondo, Meet Carl and Corey and Wil”

  1. I didn’t watch any Sox games this weekend – I just saw some highlights this morning – why were the White Sox in red pinstripes?

    Posted by David H | April 30, 2012, 8:46 am
  2. On Sunday the White Sox were wearing the home uniforms that they used to wear for the first half of the 70’s. I’m not sure if anyone else remembers it, but it was at about that same time that the White Sox had artificial turf in their infield but natural grass in the outfield. It was odd to see.

    Posted by Bob T. | April 30, 2012, 3:53 pm

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