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Connelly’s Top Ten: What Can’t Larry Bird Do?

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1. Celtics:

* The Celts need Brandon Bass to give them a percentage of what James Posey did
* KG’s best four-game stretch in Celtic career
* Paul Pierce was yelling like Maria Sharapova
* Trade Rondo after the season
* Have a funny feeling that Ryan Hollins was tough in class as a kid

2. Red Sox:

* 3:16 for a regular nine-inning game
* Felix Dubront throwing like an ace
* Will Middlebrooks down to .259

3. Jonathan Papelbon:

Papelbon is 11-11 in save opportunities.

4. Larry Bird:

Bird is a three-time MVP, two-time Finals MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year – anyone else close?

* Only Joe Torre and Kirk Gibson has won Coach of the Year and MVP (Jerry West never won MVP, but he won Executive of the Year twice)

5. Eddie LeBaron:

Do you think former quarterback Eddie LeBaron ever said he only gets 18 days off? The 5’7″ star was a four-time All Pro with the Redskins who also served in Korea where he was wounded twice, received two Purple Hearts, was the Medal of Honor winner.

6. Doug Flutie:

In the season 1993, 1994, 1997 – Doug Flutie threw 139 touchdown passes in the Canadian Football League.

7. Amazing Stats:

I heard on one of the broadcasts that the Celtics are 20-1 in Rondo’s 21 triple doubles

8. Old School:

In 1946, Tom Yawkey was named Executive of the Year / In 1953, Lou Perini was named Executive of the Year of the Braves

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

In honor of the Queen of Disco’s passing – some actors from Thank God It’s Friday (Donna Summer’s song Last Dance won the Oscar):

* Jeff Goldblum
* Deborah Winger
* Otis Day
* The Commodores

PS: Budget was $2.2mm

10. Randomocity:

* The only halftime show I listen to is TNT with Shaq, Kenny Smith and Charles
* Jeff Van Gundy isn’t as good without Mark Jackson
* How many times is LeBron going to throw up on Dean Wormer
* How cool was it when Billy Jack hit the sheriff in the face?
* The New England Baseball Journal is a nice publication
* Wonder if Isiah Thomas said “Larry Bird is just an average Executive who is white”
* How fun would it be if another year goes by with LeBron winning
* Revolution are 4-6 and averaging 1.2 goals a game

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’s Top Ten: What Can’t Larry Bird Do?”

  1. Trade Rondo after the season?!? For who? D-Wade? The kid is a Celtic, and the biggest reason they are winning.

    REPLY – MPC – His trade value is through the roof right now – the most exciting player in the league – but he is one morning of not taking his medication away from a big mistake. He is a loose cannon that will only get worse with his star rising – trade him for Bynum

    Posted by El Presidente | May 18, 2012, 9:33 am
  2. The TNT show with Charles and Shaq is just awesome. They are out of their minds!

    REPLY – Kenny Smith is the perfect complement

    Posted by TimU | May 18, 2012, 9:40 pm

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