1. Red Sox:

* Umpire Kulpa has to be suspended for Friday night – saw ESPN said that he missed 31 pitches in one night
* Can Pedroia stay healthy
* Starters ERA above 5:00 : owens 5.11 / Buchholz 5.71 / Price 6.75 / Kelly 9.35

2. Patriots:

most NFL games played by a Pats first round pick:

* Fryar – 255 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Kulpa, Niedermeyer, Wormer / No More Old London / Pie the Sharp Shooter »

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1. Random Red Sox stuff:

* Anything cooler than the crowd chantiing Louie when he was dealing

* Why didn’t they name the left field pole – Fisk Fair pole?

* I miss John Kiley

* Dick O’Connell is the second best GM in Red Sox history

2. Random Bruins stuff:

* Carol Vadinas moustache over John Wensink

* Has anyone ever seen Gary Doak’s helmet and Bob Montgomery’s hat at the same time?

* I miss the old Garden Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Random Stuff »

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1. My annual Patriots draft match up:

with CBS pre-drafting rankings (Trust in Bill)

PLAYER……………….DRAFT………..CBS RANKING

Cy Jones…………………..60……………….122 (62)

Joe Thuney……………….78……………….157 (79)

Jacoby Brissett………… 91……………….213 (122)

Vincent Valenine………96..……………..281 (185)

Malcom Mitchell………112……………..125 (13)

Kamer Grugier…………208..……………..312 (104)

Elandon Roberts………214……………….233 (19)

Ted Karras…………………221……………..246 (25)

Devin Lucien………………225…………….435 (210) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Trust in Bill, Monopoly Rules »

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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%

* Celtics don’t have one player that would start on Golden State, San Antonio, Oklahoma, Clippers – they have 4 or 5 great bench players

* Celtics have not a won a playoff series in four years

* Danny has to pull off two of three – a great trade, a great draft, a great free agent signing

* I would move Smart, Olynyk and Sullinger

* Draft position: 3 / 16 / 23 / 31 / 35 / 45 / 58

* Celtics have a 15.6% chance at the top pick

* Draft lottery is May 17th / Draft is June 23rd Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics Die on the Three Point Line »

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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 see Amir Johnson run I think Robert Parish

* Can’t believe officials wouldn’t look at replay in OT ball off Hawk’s nose

* Is Jerebko the bully Scott Farkus from Christmas Story

* 76 three pointers in the game

* NBA needs to stop calling defensive fouls when offensive players create contact (Isiah is biggest culprit in league)

* Great comeback down 16 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Smart, Easter Rebellion and Willie at the Bat »

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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 been fun Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Celtics Shooting, Prince and Tony C »

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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 jump shooting Atlanta 35 free throws to 19 in a one point game
  • Avery Bradley injury is not a series changer

2. Red Sox:

  • So far I have been wrong about Kimbrel – he is looking unhittable
  • What a treat to see Christian Vazquez pick off his first runner of the year
  • Red Sox realized Daniel Murphy prior to the season. He is leading baseball in hitting right now with a .432 average

Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: And They Are Off! »

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