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Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics Die on the Three Point Line

1. Celtics: * First on the sport itself – three pointers are destroying the game (restrict to last two minutes of quarter or last four seconds of shot clock, or move back or not first three quarters or something) * Celtics shooting % for three pointers: Thomas 28% / Crowder 24% / Turner 21% * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Smart, Easter Rebellion and Willie at the Bat

1. Celtics win: Marcus Smarts best game as a Celtic (type of performance that increases trade value) * Insane how Teague let the clock run out (so bad it looked almost Vegas-centric) * Crowd was great * Great job by Smart on Milsap late (should be on him rest of the series) * When I […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics Shooting, Prince and Tony C

1. Celtics: * They have lost their last seven post season games * With the way they have been shooting they should have Greg Kite throw out the first pitch * Sullinger, Crowder, Smart and Zeller are shooting a combined 28% 2. Red Sox: * Wow only 4:16 nine inning game – that must have […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: And They Are Off!

1. Celtics: You could say the Celtics couldn’t play worse and only lost by one point Crazy stereotyping by announcers when white Kyle Korver beat Jared Sullinger in a jump ball – they were shocked Tommy Heinsohn must have been going nuts with 34% of the shots 3 pointers As a result of all the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Panda Belt, Rask Tummy, Old Beatles

1. Celtics vs. Hawks: * Tree Rollins bites Danny Ainge * Bird drops 60 points on them and Hawks players get fined for celebrating Bird’s shooting * Bird – Dominique duel 2. Bruins: I don’t have a huge problem with Clode staying this is on Chiarelli then Sweeney

Connelly’s Top Ten – Bruins RIP

Bruins * I’m truly sorry Bruins fans for your loss but I was right about Rask – the literal no show on Saturday in conjunction with the ooh my arm against Russia tells me all I need to know about him – move him under all circumstances * Bruins fans you might not believe me […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Win… No, Really!

1. Red Sox: * Red Sox are on pace for 81-81 record and 162 rain outs * Big Papi on pace for 162 home runs * Buchholz more effective on DL * Hanley 28-90 over the last two Aprils – .311 * What about Noe Ramirez’s 4.15 ERA out of the pen last year impressed […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Opening Day is Here!

1. Baseball preview: * Spring is here – baseball starts! * Ichiro needs 65 hits for 3,000 * Most hits by someone under age 30 – Justin Upton 1,175 * With 35 home runs – Ortiz can jump over Eddie Murray, Sheffield, Ott, Matthews, Banks, Williams, Thomas, McCovey, Foxx, Mantle * World Series by Yankees, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Back from Cynic’s Rehab

1. Red Sox preview: * It’s going to be painful watching the Ortiz farewell tour * Predictions Buchholz doesn’t go 140 innings / Price 14-11 / Kimbrel 10 plus blown saves / Rusney Castillo crashes a $100,000 car on Storrow Drive / John Farrell marries Natalie Jacobson * Pre Pink Hat – Sandoval would get […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Cam Newton Submits Gutless Performance (True Colors When it Matters)

1. Super Bowl: CAM NEWTON *I have never seen a more gutless, undisciplined performance in big game history by a player – never mind and MVP. When he slid before a first down marker early in the game I knew Carolina was in trouble. Then refusing to dive after his fumble will go down as […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Who Cares About the Super Bowl

1. Super Bowl: * Had to turn off any pre-game discussions about Carolina and mostly Denver * Hate having to root for Cam Newton but can’t let Peyton Manning close the gap with Brady * Sad when the Patriots don’t get us to February * Won’t be nervous all weekend 2. Favorite sports uniforms: * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Dog Day of Sports!

1. Patriots laments: it’s only been a week – ugh! * More on the offensive line – They were so bad that they not only could they not provide Brady protection but almost as bad is they couldn’t RUN block five against three * Julian Edelman should hang the picture from Sports Illustrated showing Talib […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Still Singing the Blues!

1.Patriots sad sacks of facts from Sunday: * The three plays that told me that it was going to be a long game – Coin Toss / Butler’s 12-yard cushion on Sanders / missed extra point * I read the other day that a Denver player tried to teabag Brady while he was on the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Missed Extra Point, O Line Whiffs, McDaniels Throws Up!

1. PATRIOTS GET OUTCOACHED IN DENVER *No one to blame but themselves for not having home field advantage – Philly – Pats handed them game / Miami that stupid running game plan / Jets outhit them / Drop punt in Denver * Biggest failures in the game – missed extra point (hasn’t missed since 2006) […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Treat us Again!

1. AFC Championship preview: * First time the Patriots ever played on January 24th * From the NY Post – Denver is 7-0 with official Ed Hoculi / Patriots are 3-4 (home teams have won Hoculi’s last seven games) * Denver quarterbacks this year: 19 TD to 23 INT * Gary Kubiak and Roger Clemens […]