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Connelly’s Top Ten: Be Nice To Spouse Weekend!

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1. What to do on the bye week for your spouse:

* Videos to watch – Little Women, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Pretty Woman, PS I Love You
* Clean out garage
* Visit Mother In Law (and be nice)
* Go for a long walk (together)
* Agree with everything she says
* Clean gutters
* Grocery Shopping
* Don’t tell her its a bye week

(take batteries out of clicker to keep yourself from turning on Red Zone)

2. Boston Sports Stuff:

* Call David Ortiz’s bluff
* Carl Everett, Corey Dillon, Marvin Barnes, Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe — meet Aqub Talib
* Remember I have said for two years that the Celts should move Rondo before he does something insane
* Speaking of insane – how long does Delonte West have left on this earth
* The over – under for uncontested dunks against the Celtics per game – 5
* What would John Henry do if a line drive was hit at him in the front row?
* Jenny Dell is in for some fun in those John Farrell post-game interviews
* What do you think Rene Rancourt is doing?

3. Red Sox that received votes in the 1978 MVP voting:

1. Jim Rice
9. Carlton Fisk
18. Yaz
25. Fred Lynn
31. Dennis Eckerlsey
36. Rick Burleson

4. The Norris Award for NHL’s best defenseman:

* Bobby Orr was youngest winner at 19 (1968)
* Nicklas Lidstrom oldest winner at 40 (2011)
* Bobby Orr won eight straight from 1968 to 1975 (age 26)
* Raymond Bourque won 5 times
* Bruins Stanley Cup coach Tom Johnson won in 1959

5. Rick Pitino vs. John Calipari:

In the pros:

SLICKSTER W-L (%) Postseason
Calipari 72-102 (.391) 0-3
Pitino 192-220 (.466) 6-7

6. Talk about rewarding Karma:

San Francisco Giants after getting rid of Barry Bonds:

2008-2012: 432-378 record / two World Series

7. Amazing Stats:

Dick Drago in 1975 vs. Keith Foulke in 2004 vs Jonathan Papelbon 2007:

Drago – 8.2 innings / 1.04 ERA / 2 saves / WHIP 0.808
Foulke – 14.0 innings / 0.64 ERA / 3 saves / 1-0 / WHIP 1.07
Papelbon – 10.2 innings / 0.00 ERA / 4 saves / WHIP 0.88

8. Old School:

Bum Philips did to Earl Campbell what Dusty Baker does to pitchers:

* In back-to-back weeks (10-4-81 to 10-11-81): 76 carries / 368 yards / 3 touchdowns

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Top Ten Individual Singer/Performers

1. Elvis
2. Michael Jackson
3. Madonna
4. Bruce Springsteen
5. Frank Sinatra
6. Johnny Cash
7. Whitney Houston
7. Stevie Wonder
8. Elton John
9. Van Morrison
10. Marvin Gaye

PS – Patsy Cline / Paul Simon / Luther Vandross / Rod Stewart

10. Randomocity:

* I agree with Steve Spurrier – Alabama could beat some professional teams
* I miss Steak-ums
* Squeeze box under-rated instrument
* Mark Teixeira won a Gold Glove playing just 75% of the season?

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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5 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Be Nice To Spouse Weekend!”

  1. Madonna?…After reading that, I’m wondering if movie suggestions in #1 weren’t sarcastic. She’s gross!

    REPLY – MPC – You can’t argue with her ability to promote herself, impact, and be of significance for 30 years

    Posted by David H | November 2, 2012, 9:32 am
  2. what do you do if your future spouse already knows the pats are on a bye bc she’s in a fantasy league? the times, they are a changin’

    REPLY – MPC – No pink hat in that house

    Posted by tronburger | November 2, 2012, 9:58 am
  3. You really think what Rondo did was insane? Hard foul yes…punk move? No. How aboout Wade pretty much ripping off Rondo’s arm and injuring his elbow? I’m not a big Rondo fan but enough of the double standards already…..Wade is a bigger punk than Rondo.

    REPLY – MPC – No I had no problem with that play – him in general I think he is on the ledge all the time

    Posted by Joe | November 2, 2012, 11:03 am
  4. With the women in your life (wife, mother, sisters…) how could you think that the girls were not aware of a bi-week? Some of us are going through withdrawals too without a Pats game too… and no sign of the Bruins on the horizon.

    REPLY – MPC – Some woman said bye week means “BUY” week

    Posted by Koepp | November 3, 2012, 7:55 pm
  5. Michael…Michael…Michael. No Teddy Pendergrass? You’re killing me. So much for your “One Shining Moment”

    REPLY – MPC – Many of his great moments came in a group (Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes) although his Love TKO and I Don’t Love You Anymore – are great

    Posted by Mainah | November 4, 2012, 8:17 am

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