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Connelly’s Top Ten: Every Time Patriots Give Up 20-Yard Play – Drink

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1. Patriots vs. Colts:

* Imagine what an opposing QB thinks when watching Patriots game films?
* There is some Patriot defensive backs that I wish were afraid to fly
* By the way – going for it 4th and 2 was the right call
* Would you bet that Brady or Luck would have higher QB rating / pass for more yards
* Patriots are 9-2 odds to win Super Bowl – second behind Houston
* Don’t forget last year, Colts QB Dan Orlovsky was 30 for 37 for 353 yards against the Patriots

2. Paul Pierce:

Pierce now has 22,750 points / John Havlicek has 26,395 – if Paul Pierce averages 17 points a game, then it will take 214 games to be the all time Celtics leading scorer

3. Red Sox History:

Regular Season wins of Red Sox vs. winners of World Series against them:

1946 – Red Sox 104-50 vs. Cardinals 98-58
1967 – Red Sox 92-70 vs Cardinals 101-60
1975 – Red Sox 95-66 vs. Reds 108-54
1986 – Red Sox 95-66 vs. Mets 108-54

4. Around the NFL and College Football:

* Tim Tebow only has to hold his nose for 7 more games
* USC vs. UCLA is finally an anticipated game – USC favored by 3
* Oregon is favored by 24 over ranked Stanford
* UMass a 10-point underdog to Buffalo (not the Bills)

5. MLB award season:

* Before the season, Cy Young winner RA Dickey was pushing a book of his life in which he was abused
* MVP Buster Posey was coming off a potential career ending injury
* Miguel Cabrera was one year removed from yet another drinking incident
* Three of the top vote getters in Rookie of the Year are Asian – Norichika Aoki, Yu Davrish, Wie Yin Chen

6. Batting averages in regular vs post season in 1946:

* Ted Williams……… .342 / .200
* Johnny Pesky…….. .335 / .233
* Bobby Doerr……… .271 / .409
* Rudy York …………. .276 / .261
* Dom DiMaggio….. .316 / .259

7. Amazing Stat

No Red Sox got a vote in the Rookie of the Year / MVP / Cy Young – $170mm doesn’t get you what it used to (no one has offered to give money back from contract the way Ted Williams did)

8. Old School:

  • Brooklyn Dodgers’ average attendance the year they left – 13,423
  • The Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets had 17,732 in the stands

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

As mentioned before, Greg Bedard of the Globe is becoming a legit writing force in the Boston Sports world. His no-holds-barred critique of Sunday’s game was refreshing. He used the following words in his article: INDEFENSIBLE / ATROCIOUS / EMBARRASSED / INEXCUSABLE / UNDISCIPLINED / INADEQUATE / ABUSED

10. Randomocity:

* Boston College football needs talent and a barber
* The NHL has entered the world of irrelevance – people could care less if they come back or not
* General Petraeus, meet Senator Geary
* I like the theatre lighting at the new arenas
* Stan Jonathan arrested for manslaughter
* The other night I saw Kevin Garnett D-up Gordon Hayward of the Jazz and clap his hands and bring it on – Hayward dropped a jump shot in his face – when Garnett claps his hands or bangs the floor it is an automatic two for the other team

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: Every Time Patriots Give Up 20-Yard Play – Drink”

  1. Brady will have the higher passer rating. The Colts pass defense is no better than the Pats, but Brady is a lot better than Andrew Luck. Luck has a 79.1 rating this year. Blowout win for Pats here.

    REPLY – MPC – OK consider it a bet

    Posted by TimU | November 16, 2012, 8:38 am
  2. the patriots don’t blow anyone out. besides the bills. and even then, they could have lost last sunday.

    REPLY – MPC – a breather finally

    Posted by tronburger | November 16, 2012, 12:10 pm

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