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Connelly’s Top Ten: NFL = Handcuffs / My Lasting Memories of the Truth

1. Red Sox:

* Season 52% over / 96 win pace
* Red Sox 9-1 odds to win the World Series – fifth team
* Hitters who hit over .300 in June: Pedroia, Ellsbury, Victorino, Gomes, Carp, Iglesias (over .400)
* Best starter in June – Aceves 2-0 / 1.64 ERA (he must be fun in Pawtucket)
* Lester in June 7.84 ERA / Bailey in June 10.13 ERA
* Lackey, Buchholz, Aceves, Morales were 7-0

2. NFL Arrests:

After the arrest of Colt Joe Lefeged with a gun under the seat of his car following Aaron Hernandez, Roger Goodell should recognize a crisis and crossroads for his league and demand that every NFL owner and General Manager report to New York for an emergency meeting.

3. Dallas-Rondo Trade?

How about making the Dallas trade Rondo for Dirk and then sign Brandon Jennings and Al Jefferson? Giving you a starting five of: Jennings / Bradley / Dirk / Jefferson / Ponytail guy

4. Paul Pierce memories:

* Head band fiasco in Indiana
* Shooting below 15% in the last 3 seconds of a quarter
* Dribbling out the 24 second clock so he would be forced to take a fall away jump shot
* Great game 7 against LeBron and the Cavs
* Great comeback against New Jersey when Antoine pumped him up
* His surly attitude around Boston
* Leader in franchise history in turnovers with 3,213
* Going blank on witness stand
* I give him his due – he will be in the Hall of Fame / have his number retired / and won a championship but don’t let the door hit you on the way out

5. Bruins playoff run compared to 2011:

2013 (22 games) – Chara averaged 29:32 a game / 65 goals (11 power play) / 202 penalty minutes / shot % 8.3 / 1.88 goals against
2011 (25 games) – Chara averaged 27:39 a game / 81 goals (10 power play) / 392 penalty minutes / shot % 10.2 / 1.98 goals against

6. Athletes that are sad and pathetic:

* A Rod
* Terrell Owens
* Dennis Rodman
* Chad Johnson
* Dwight Howard
* Ryan Leaf
* Blaine Lacher

7. Amazing Stats:

With Pierce leaving, John Havlicek’s team scoring record (26,395) will never fall – it would take someone 16 years, averaging 20 points a game at an average of 80 games a season.

8. Old School:

Rogie Vachon was acquired for Gilles Gilbert and proceeded to go 44-30-12 with goals against of 3.47 (5.54 in playoffs)

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Worst moments in Boston Sports history:

* Boston Marathon bombing
* Harry Agganis dying
* Travis Roy’s injury
* Reggie Lewis dying (although self-induced)
* Hernandez implication
* Normand Leveille
* Len Bias dying
* Red Sox manager’s suicide – Chick Stahl

10. Randomocity:

* Eastern Massachusetts has a legitimate quality of life issue that must be dealt with at the state house – traffic is at its all time worst (the Big Dig did not work in case anyone was interested – unless you were one of the 100’s of people that made millions)
* Congratulations to West Roxbury’s Anthony Florontino who was chose by the Buffalo Sabres 143rd
* Cool Dogs are back in grocery store freezer – not as good
* Again why did they switch the Fenway Frank?
* What will be more in Brazil for the World Cup – fans that are pick pocketed or prostitutes
* Wicked muggy

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: NFL = Handcuffs / My Lasting Memories of the Truth”

  1. Worst moment in Boston Sports.
    Tony C. Beaning.

    REPLY – MPC – I can remember being shocked by Len Bias death / I’m sure Harry Agganis death shook the community

    Posted by Margo Adams | July 3, 2013, 5:28 pm
  2. I agree with Tony C’s beaning being the worst.

    REPLY – MPC – It was the only batter he had hit the whole year I think

    Posted by mfcurtis | July 4, 2013, 12:50 pm

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