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Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady and a Bunch More

Tom Brady (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

1. Tom Brady first six years – last six years:

First Six Years – 147 TD to 78 INT = 1.88
Last Six Years – 185 TD to 45 INT = 4.11

2. Saves by Red Sox bullpen:

* Joel Hanrahan……..96
* Andrew Bailey……..81
* Alfredo Aceves…….29
* Koji Uehara………..14
* Daniel Bard…………5
* Scott Atchinson……1
* Junichi Tazawa……..1

3. The Drews:

In 2011, JD and brother Stephen Drew combined to play in 165 games and earn $18,650,000

4. Rondo Trade?

Would you trade Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger to Sacramento for DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans?

Cousins – 16.6 ppg / 9.5 rpg /
Evans – 15.1 ppg / 4.8 rpg / 3.3 apg

5. Brady/Belichick Legacy:

Someday, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will be gone – who will take their place? Like Shawn Halloran taking over for Doug Flutie at Boston College…

* An under-appreciated career – In 1985, he led Boston College to a 27-24 win over Georgia in the Hall of Fame Bowl and a 9-3 record

6. Red Sox lineup / rotation update (looks like 82 wins):



7. Amazing Stat:

If Tom Brady throws for just over 5,000 yards next year he will surpass 50,000 for his career, joining:

* Brett Favre – 71,838
* Dan Marino – 61,361
* Peyton Manning – 59,183
* John Elway – 51,475

8. Old School:

Thoughts on Game 7 of the 1975 World Series:

* Why did Darrell Johnson pinch hit Juan Beniquez for Rick Miller and Bob Montgomery for Denny Doyle both in the 9th inning
* The official scoring on Dwight Evans’s great catch: 9-3-6 (Wonder if that combination for a double play ever happened before)
* Jim Willoughby had retired all four hitters he faced when he was removed for Jim Burton (9.00 ERA in playoffs)
* Don Gullet walked in two runs in 3rd inning

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Super Subs:

* Rick Miller
* Steve Grogan (for Tony Eason)
* Hank Finkel
* Eddie Johnston

10. Randomocity:

* Isn’t Nomar the poster person for the negative impact of steroids?
* With 89 yards passing Sunday, Tom Brady will pass Drew Bledsoe into 9th place all time
* Watch Dice K be lights out in the World Baseball Classic
* Red Sox can still move Ellsbury, Iglesias, Salty and Aceves in a blockbuster
* How about putting these X gamers on the front lines – they have no regard for their well-being
* Grape Fanta is going the way of RC Cola

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: Brady and a Bunch More”

  1. > Isn’t Nomar the poster person for the negative impact of steroids?

    No. First, he had a successful career. Second, there’s no admission or definitive proof that he juiced, only speculation. That’s a long way from being a poster person.

    REPLY – MPC – Take a look at Nomar’s stats before and after he posed with no shirt on SI. He was a shoo in for the Hall of Fame and now is lucky to be a top 25 short stop of all time. Successful is relative – if you don’t reach potential what does that mean (if you believe he put on that muscle mass naturally – I guessing you’re not a doctor)

    Posted by Alan | December 28, 2012, 11:18 am
  2. Tom Brady first 6 yrs: 3 SUperBowl rings.

    Tom Brady last 6 yrs: 0 Super Bowl rings

    REPLY – MPC – Interesting disconnect – then was it defense back then and Antwain SMith?

    Posted by scott s | December 28, 2012, 8:30 pm

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