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Connelly’s Top Ten: Knockout Round Will be Exciting

1. Cliff Notes:

* Like every draft – over hyped bore
* Red Sox stink – please unload players now
* We are desperate for Patriots training camp

2. World Cup:

* If Uruguay loses Suarez family better be careful
* Germany could have won that game 5-0
* Michael Bradley should be disgusted with his play so far
* Colombia vs. Brazil in the semi finals could be a great game and get ugly
* If you wear dreds – you better be really good

3. Celtics Draft:

* Basketball’s Carl Everett – Marcus Smart?
* James Young third or fourth option on his college team – boring – 70% free throw shooter / 35% three point land / 40% from the field
* Why not a big trade – Rondo has to go doesn’t he?
* Is there a huge free agent coming?
* Starting five – Rondo, Avery, Olynyk, Jeff Green, Sullinger – that’s a 40-win team at best

4. Tuukaa:

Rask was 10-8 in his last eighteen games and won the Vezina Trophy (don’t forget he banged in sick for the Canada game in the Olympics)

5. OJ:

The year OJ won the Heisman – Fred Willis of Boston College led the country in yards per carry with 7.3

6. Teams left in the World Cup and their Fifa Ranking:

2. Germany
3. Brazil
5. Argentina
6. Switzerland
7. Uruguay
8. Columbia
11. Belgium
12. Greece
13. USA
14. Chile
15. Netherlands
17. France
20. Mexico
22. Algeria
28. Costa Rica
44. Nigeria

7. Amazing Stats:

Nolan Ryan threw five complete games at age 43

8. Old School:

In 1984, the Celtics drafted Michael Young, out of Phi Slamma Jamma, 24th, and he never scored a point for them

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

From Wikipedia on Pepsi – it outsells Coke in:

* Oman / Saudi Arabia / India / Pakistan / Dominica / Guatemala /

10. Randomocity:

* Hate the new format
* Like the new ESPN studios
* What happens when Baghdad falls (glad we stayed in Berlin and Tokyo)
* Bruins doing nothing in the offseason – hmmm
* Hats off to Michelle Wie, who didn’t go the way of Danica Patrick or Freddy Adu

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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3 comments for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Knockout Round Will be Exciting”

  1. Oh yeah, glad we stayed in Berlin and Tokyo while they were in the middle of a civil war (not). But talk is cheap. Why don’t you pledge an extra 200% in taxes to the Federal Gov’t to support that effort, then get off your couch and go get yourself shot in Iraq so our young men and women don’t have to?

    REPLY – MPC – If you don’t see a direct correlation between a radical Islamic group gaining strength and the risk to our country you are naïve – if Obama wanted them out and didn’t care about the country he should have pulled the first day in office and saved all those lives over the last six years – you’ll be the first one complaining when 9/11, Boston Marathon bombing, Time Square happen again.

    Believe me I’m paying enough taxes – sadly its paying for the pole vaulters at the Mexican border

    Posted by Alan | June 27, 2014, 7:23 am
  2. Alan, I’m one of 11 kids and I have 6 family members who served in Iraq since this thing started and every one of them agrees with what Michael wrote.

    Germany was left alone after WW1 and we have them to thank for WW2. We established a beach head in that part of the world and we could use a presence there going forward. It seems to be working out in Korea

    Whether you like hearing it or not, there are rotten people over there and they are hell bent on punishing those that don’t agree with them.

    Fight them there or fight them here – either way, we are going to end up fighting them.

    There is a reason why there are embassies around the world. We could just leave the staff to fend for themselves like we did in Benghazi or we could have left a stabilization force there to ensure that American interests are protected.

    I can certainly appreciate your concern for the safety of our troops – believe me I am too. I do think, however, that if you let the bad actors in that part of the world have free reign then it will end up causing problems for everyone in the US.

    Groups like this one causing havoc in Iraq will eventually pull off another embassy bombing like in Kenya or Tanzania ’98 or the World Trade Center in ’93. We didn’t have any forces there when those were planned – they just did it because they’re scumbags. Whether it’s Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or wherever…THEY are the problem

    REPLY-MPC-Great email

    Posted by David H | June 27, 2014, 10:30 am
  3. Agree with David H and Michael on this one. Alan, go drink some more socialistic Kool-aid. I am sure you voted for the what will be known as the single worst president ever, but you can pat yourself on your back because you feel you are politically correct

    REPLY – MPC- no doubt

    Posted by Kevin | June 27, 2014, 10:40 am

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