Skip to comments.Menino: 'Varitek split the upright' in 'ionic' moment
Posted on 05/11/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT by ninonitti
BOSTON -- Mayor Tom Menino was at it again today in the middle of honoring Bruins legend Bobby Orr with the statue unveiling of "The Goal" outside TD Garden near the West Entrance.
The mayor said the statue captured an "ionic" moment, and also asserted that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was the field-goal kicker who pushed the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl victory:
"Boston has an amazing set of remarkable athletes whose actions in the moment have become (sic) ionic in sports. Havlicek stole the ball. Fisk waved the ball fair. Flutie launched the Hail Mary pass. Varitek split the uprights. Today we honor one of the most brilliant moments: Bobby Orr flying through the air. Who could forget that play against St. Louis as the Bruins beat the Blues to bring a Stanley Cup to Boston?"
Tek may be guilty of splitting something but it sure as hell wasn’t the uprights.
What a doofus! That being said, The Goal...
I heard this today on ESPN radio. I love when he says ‘ionic’ instead of ‘iconic.’
Politicians should really avoid sports unless they actually know what they’re talking about. If you have to research it ... you should just cut the whole passage.
Blatant mistakes like that just makes them look stupid.
“Blatant mistakes like that just makes them look stupid.”
John Kerry in his campaign going on and on about Manny Ortiz as his favorite Sox player...
Wasn’t Veritek a Yankee-lover. No...that was Curt Shilling.
“The mayor said the statue captured an ‘ionic’ moment.”
What a doofus! Doric, clearly.
But that’s a column for another day.
Good ‘ol Manny Ortiz. He was so good they batted him 3rd and 4th.
he also wouldn’t allow “Potta Potties” at a championship parade because they “could be used as weapons”. Mumbles Maroon
David Martinez too...you know they weren't gonna walk him.
Manny (below L&R) and David (below, L&R)
That may be how the reporter wrote it down...but that is not how Mumbles Menino said these words. I heard him.
Allow me to translate the monologue into the original pronunciation;
"Bossin has amazin' set of 'markable athletes whose ashins in the mo'nt ha' become ionic in spawts. Havlicek stowda bawl. Fis' wavin' the ball fayuh. Flooie launchin' the Hail May pass. Varitek split the uprights. Today we awnah one the mos' brilliant mo'nts: Bobby Awe flyin' through the air. Who could forget tha' play 'gainst St. Louis as the Broons beat the Blues to bring a Stan'y Cup to Bossin?"
And Fat Teddy introducing "Mac Maguire and Sammy Sooser".
He’s be better off as the mayor of Cleveland...no ionic sports moments period!
From the great beyond Ricardo Montalban says it was a fine Corinthian moment!!!
I really encourage everyone to listen to the recording at the link. No print version can ever do justice to the virtuoso mangling of the English language that Mumbles Menino can effortlessly produce at the drop of a hat.
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