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Connelly Top Ten: Marathon Weekend, Pedro’s Brilliance, Lincoln Town Car

1. Red Sox:

* So far, giving up the option year on Jackie Bradley was a mistake
* Daniel Nava is hitting .421 – I guarantee he will lose 200 points off his average if he gets 100 more at bats
* Buchholz and Lester and pray for Uncle Fester or at least the town Jester
* 3:15 (that’s almost 7 Seinfelds)
* Any truth to the rumor that Tom Werner is trying to sign Fabio and only provide size 32 pants?

2. Masters History:

The Masters was cancelled in 1943, 1944 and 1945 because of the war

3. Celtics / Bruins:

* The fact that the bench didn’t empty to get Anton Volchenkov after he knocked out their leading scorer Marchand tells you about the Bruins makeup – first round wipe out
* I hope the Celtics can pull it out against the Knicks in the first round – if not it will be painful to see Carmelo celebrating on the parquet
* Milan Lucic in the last two games: 29:68 / 2 shots on net
* Johnny Boychuck is 1 for 60 shooting

4. 1965 NFL Draft, Part 1:

Gale Sayers was the 4th player selected in the 1965 NFL Draft – Brian Piccolo was undrafted – how did they do in college in 1964:

Sayers (Kansas) – 633 yards / 4 TD
Piccolo (Wake Forest) – 1,044 yards / 15 TD

5. 1965 NFL Draft, Part 2:

In keeping with the 1965 draft, the Chicago Bears picks in the first four rounds included: Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Jim Nance

6. Punters:

Randall Cunningham averaged 45.6 yards in punting at UNLV and was two time All American punter / punters at Philly while he was quarterback all averaged less than he did in college so why not use him:

John Teltschik (1986-1989) – 40.1 yards
Jeff Feagles – (1990-1993) – 41.5 yards
Bryan Barker (1994) – 40.8 yards

7. Amazing Stat:

Hitters against Pedro: * Robinson Cano, Mo Vaughn, Shane Victorino, Joe Carter, Ken Griffey, Albert Belle, Frank Thomas, Travis Fryman, Bobby Bonilla, Edgar Martinez, Cal Ripken: 13-185 (.070)

8. Old School:

Red Sox in the 1946 All Star game at Fenway Park which the American League won 12-0

* Ted Williams: 4-4 with 5 RBI (2 HR)
* Vern Stephens: 2-3 with 2 RBI
* Dom DiMaggio: 1-2
* Johnny Pesky: 0-2
* Bobby Doerr: 0-2
* Rudy York: 0-2

By the way the game took 2:19

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Boston Marathon is being run on Monday – fun fact: In 1946, Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece ran and won for his war torn country. When he crossed the line, he opened his right hand and read “Do or Die” and then opened his left hand and read “We are Victorious!”

10. Randomocity:

* Brian Evans must be like high selling album artist of all time Roger Whittaker – is that big pitch guy Jim Rice in his ads this year?
* Movie website Rotten Tomatoes has the movie 42 rated at 71% (related to % of positive reviews)
* Sunday thru Tuesday – National Geographic cable has a flashback to the 80’s – the good ole days
* Barking dogs bad
* What happened to the Lincoln Town Car?
* Fiddle Faddle under-rated
* Tim Thomas had four shut-outs in the 2011 playoffs
* John Mellancamp better than John Cougar

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 Top Ten: Marathon Weekend, Pedro’s Brilliance, Lincoln Town Car”

  1. That guy Brian Evans was just on CNN. He’s sold TWO MILLION copies of that stupid single At Fenway and it’s blowing up on youtube.

    Posted by Anthony Bell | April 12, 2013, 11:51 pm
  2. Danny White is probably the last qb to double as a punter/qb.

    Tom Tupa doubled as a punter and qb.

    No trade proposals today? Why is that?

    Posted by Brian | April 15, 2013, 9:27 am
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