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Connelly 10 – Bruins Win, KC Jones and Spacely’s Sprockets

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Connelly 10 – Bruins Win, KC Jones and Spacely’s Sprockets

  1. Bruins Back in the Tournament:

* Nothing better than playoff hockey

* Marchand finally gets a playoff goal (two game suspension might have helped his legs)

* Doesn’t seem fair that Bruins can add Charlie McAvoy for the playoffs (24:11 time played)

* Don’t like that the Bruins are letting Borowiecki run around – went after Colin Miller’s knee and then after Backes who completely turtled (Backes useless)

* Has to be the worst defensive corps in Bruins playoff history – old Chara, McQuaid, Miller, Miller, Liles

* Bruins are trying to win a playoff round with some guys named: Vatrano, Stafford, Spooner, Schaller, Nash, Moore, Kurlay, Belesky

* Krecji better have an x-ray with a broken bone somewhere if he sat – old school Bruins must be shaking their head – somewhere Harry Sinden is saying “Damn Europeans”

 

  1. Celtics win the East

* Hats off to Brad Stevens – quite an accomplishment with that roster– should earn him Coach of the Year

* I hate their three point shooting system

* Horford – in 20 of the 68 games he took less than 10 shots (record 11-9) – Amazing what $30mm gets you

* Isaiah averaged 29.83 minutes last six games – hope that helps

* Cleveland under .500 on the road (20-21) should donate money to Boys Club

* Celtics won the East without a player averaging over 7 rebounds a game – has to be a record (see #8 below)

 

  1. Steven Wright should sue John Farrell:

* Before Pinch running Wright: 13-5 / 3.00 ERA / 123 K to 51 BB (2.41)

* Since Farrell thought he was Claudell Washington: 0-2 / 10.50 ERA / 7 K to 11 BB (0.63)

 

  1. Did the top four paid players from Boston teams make All Stars (only 3 of 12):

Celtics – Horford $30mm – No / Amir Johnson $12mm – No / Bradley $8.3mm – No / Zeller – 8mm – No

Red Sox – Price $30mm – No / Hanley $22.5mm – No / Porcello $20mm – No / Sandoval $18mm – No

Bruins – Krejci $7.2mm – No / Rask $7mm – Yes / Chara $6.9m – No / Bergeron $6.7mm – No

Patriots – Brady $13.7mm – Yes / Solder $10.6mm – No / Hightower $7.7mm – Yes / Sheard 6.9mm – No

5. Bogus sports movie list on MSN – Top Ten

  1. Hoop Dreams
  2. Raging Bull
  3. Hustler
  4. When We Were Kings
  5. Million Dollar Baby
  6. The Wrestler
  7. Searching for Bobby Fischer
  8. MoneyBall
  9. The Fighter
  10. Laggan – Once Upon a Time in India

* Ranked too low Rocky 11 / Hoosiers 25 / Bad News Bears 34 / Rudy 36 / Slapshot 38 / Miracle 40 / Friday Night Lights 44 / Caddyshack 45 / Rookie 56 / Sandlot 58

  1. Fun Fact – In 1953 a rodeo at the Boston Garden drew over 100,000 fans in five days
  2. Amazing Stat – Big Baby Davis averaged more a game than KC Jones – what? 7.57 to 7.41
  3. Old School – Celtics who averaged 7 rebounds or more a game in championship years:

2008 – Kevin Garnett 9.2

1986 – Bird 9.8 / Parish 9.5 / McHale 8.1 / Walton 6.8 (round up)

1984 – Parish 10.6 / Bird 10.5 / McHale 9.0

1981 – Bird 10.9 / Parish 9.5

1976 – Cowens 11.7 / Silas 8.1

1974 – Cowens 15.7 / Silas 11.2

1969 – Russell 19.3 / Howell 8.8 / Havlicek 7.0 / Sanders 7.0

1968 – Russell 18.6 / Howell 9.8

1966 – Russell 22.8 / Sanders 7.1

1965 – Russell 24.1 / Sanders 8.3

1964 – Russell 24.7 / Sanders 8.3

1963 – Russell 23.6 / Heinsohn 7.5 / Sanders 7.2

1962 – Russell 23.6 / Heinsohn 9.5 / Sanders 9.5

1961 – Russell 23.9 / Heinsohn 9.9 / Conley 7.3

1960 – Russell 24.0 / Heinsohn 10.6 / Conley 8.3

1959 – Russell 23 / Heinsohn 9.7

1957 – Russell 19.6 / Loscutoff 10.4 / Heinsohn 9.8

 

  1. Just a Little Bit Outside – In honor of Passover and Easter:

Players Boston should have Passed Over – Larry Anderson, Danny Cater, Kenny “got to find my car” Anderson, Rick Pitino (not a player but gotta add), Adalius Thomas, Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe, Eric Montross, Mark Blount, Chris Canty, Mike Torrez, Hart Lee Dykes, Brian Shaw

Players Reborn in Boston – Isaiah Thomas, David Ortiz, Luis Tiant, Randy Moss, Corey Dillon, Cam Neely, Wes Welker, Mike Easler, Charlie Scott, Derek Lowe, Tim Wakefield

  1. Randomocity

* Article in the Globe recently – Tom Brady’s family tree included a professional baseball player who lived in South Boston, a soldier who was the first POW of World War II and a fireman who fought the 1906 San Francisco Fire

* Who was a meaner boss – Mr. Slate or Spacely (from Spacely’s Sprockets?

* I’m a traditionalists but at some point the NHL will have to look at 4 on 4 hockey – really exciting (and sprinkle in 3 on 3)

* The bombing of the Dortmund soccer bus by terrorists is a sign of the future – we are going to have a major sports tragedy to a team or stadium within 24 months – sorry

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