// Connelly’s Top Ten

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox hitting, MVP in NBA, I Can’t Understand Bob Dylan

1. Only twenty Red Sox hitters have a career average over .300 .340’s – Ted Willilams .330’s – Wade Boggs, Tris Speaker 320’s – Nomar, Runnels, Foxx 310’s – Manny, Pesky, Roy Johnson, Joe Harris, Reggie Jefferson 300’s – Cronin, Finney, Ferrell, Cramer, Mueller, Greenwell, Vaughn, Goodman, Lynn * Pedroia and Dom Dimaggio at .299 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Kulpa, Niedermeyer, Wormer / No More Old London / Pie the Sharp Shooter

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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Random Stuff

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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Trust in Bill, Monopoly Rules

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)

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: * […]