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Connolly’s Top Ten: Boring Draft, Sox Anemic, Wire Best Show

Connolly’s Top Ten: Boring Draft, Sox Anemic, Wire Best Show

1. Red Sox – Chris Sale compared to Pedro 2000:

* Pedro’s record 18-6 / ERA 1.74 / Scores in losses 1-0 / 2-1 / 2-1 / 3-2 / 5-3 / 3-0

* Chris Sale record 1-2 / ERA 1.19 / Scores in losses 3-0 / 2-1

2. Celtics Playoffs – Minutes per game 2017 vs. Career leaders

* Isaiah Thomas 36.6 / Avery Bradley 37.0 / Al Horford 35.2 / Jae Crowder 35.0 /  Marcus Smart 31.0

* Russell 45.44 / Jo Jo White 42.85 / Antoine Walker 42.69 / Cowens 42.34 / / Larry Bird 41.99

3. NFL Draft – Patriots no buzz so lets go back to five quality years in a row at the draft:

* 1973 – John Hannah, Ray Hamilton, Stingley, Sam Bam

* 1974 – Steve Nelson, Andy Johnson, Sam Hunt

* 1975 – Steve Grogan, Shoate, Russ Francis

* 1976 – Mike Haynes, Pete Brock, Tim Fox, Ike Forte

* 1977 – Raymond Clayborn, Stanley Morgan, Horace Ivory, Don Hasselbeck

4. Paul Pierce in the Hall of Fame?

* Never first team All NBA

Boston Red Sox

5. Local teams and payroll:

Celtics 20th in payroll $93mm

Bruins 23rd in payroll $72mm

Patriots 20th in payroll $160mm

Red Sox 4th in payroll $200mm

6. Should have been Dynasties

Early 1970’s Bruins – just two Stanley Cups was underachieving

Atlanta Braves 1980’s – John Smoltz, Glavine and Greg Maddux and just one

Miami Dolphins 1970’s – Don Shula the most over-rated coach in sports history – had control over multiple hall of famers and only won two

7. Amazing StatEvan Turner had more triple doubles for the Celtics than Dennis Johnson – 3 to 1

8. Old School – Horford is shooting 56.1% from the field in the playoffs – who are the other top five Celtic history in post season?

* Ed Pickney…………61.2%

* Kendrick Perkins…..56.6%

* Kevin McHale……….56.1%

* Bill Walton…………..55.9%

* Cedric Maxwell………54.6%

9. Just a Little Bit Outside – Favorite Cable TV Series in order – Wire, Mad Men, Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Man in the High Castle, Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire, House of Card

10. Randomocity

* Pedro never gave up a walk-off home run

* Do Subaru’s come with the Coexist bumper sticker

* Quint’s story about the USS Indianapolis is better than Alec Baldwin’s rant on Glengarry Glen Ross

* I can’t believe there wasn’t a bigger uproar by the media or the Bruins about the unbalanced officiating

* Can I pose an observation? Now this is a not about racism as much as profiling – I think NBA officials measure probability and not actuality – I think often they assume fouls on white players who they perceive not to have the athletic ability to make certain plays – ie – step in front for a charge / block a shot – just watch some of the fouls on Kelly Olynyk

* I asked Kevin Paul Dupont why no one asked David Pastrnak about missing the net or ask Marchand about only scoring 1 goal is 25 playoff games – he told me to ask the fans

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