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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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Peyton-Brady — What Could be Better?

1. Patriots win – Bring on Peyton and the Un-spiral: MISC * How nice was it to see Gronk, Amendola and Edelman in the first huddle * Red seats empty to start the second half in a playoff game * I’ve always thought in any team sport if you get to the championship game of […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Hank Stram Not Walking Thru that Door

1.Patriots – KC Preview: * First time Patriots ever played the Chiefs in postseason – look at #4 below * During 11 game winning streak – 8 wins against non-playoff teams * KC Interceptions 22 to 7 (ranked 2nd / ranked 1st) * Completion %: 66% to 57% * Alex Smith has less rushing TD’s […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Another Bad Weekend for Patriots

1. Around the NFL Playoffs: * All four road teams win – yikes * Actually felt bad for Hoyer yesterday (are we sure JJ Watt is a little bit over-rated?) * Goodell at Minnesota – checking on PSI? * Watching the NBC game with no rooting interest – I must admit that Collinsworth is the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Go Steelers!

1. Around the NFL: * Amazing all four road teams are favored (I go with Houston, Washington, Seattle and Pittsburgh) * Revis not going to the White House this year * Welker in 8 games in St. Louis – 13 receptions / He would have had 50 receptions in New England – ugh * 7 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bolden Punts Patriots Chances

1. Patriots vs. Dolphins: MISC * Handing Miami the first quarter by just running the ball into the defensive line reminded me of Marvin Hagler “handing” Sugar Ray Leonard the first three rounds * No player in the NFL is cheap shot more than Tom Brady. Insane that no one on the field has the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Jets Beat Patriots JV

1. Patriots vs. Jets: MISC * I love the coin toss decision – Patriots were shutting down the Jets offense and only had to hold them to switch field position and only need a field goal to win * Patriots lost to the Jets on the road without Lewis, Blount, Devlin, Edelman, Amendola, Dobson, Chandler, […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Send Gamblers Home Happy

1. Patriots vs. Titans: MISC * How happy were gamblers with the Patriots covering the spread and over with a meaningless field goal kick * With Brady’s illness and all – just take the win and get out of there * I know Belichick is right almost always but why is Gronk in the game […]