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Menino: 'Varitek split the upright' in 'ionic' moment
NECN ^ | 05/10/10 | Joe Haggerty

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?"


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: menino; mushmouth
Count on Mumbles Menino to come up with winners like this. Click on the link to see a Democrat big city mayor and Aunt Zeituni's landlord in action.
1 posted on 05/11/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

Tek may be guilty of splitting something but it sure as hell wasn’t the uprights.


2 posted on 05/11/2010 11:15:18 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: ninonitti

3 posted on 05/11/2010 11:16:16 AM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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What a doofus! That being said, The Goal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwSIg22Qd-c


4 posted on 05/11/2010 11:18:34 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: ninonitti

I heard this today on ESPN radio. I love when he says ‘ionic’ instead of ‘iconic.’


5 posted on 05/11/2010 11:25:31 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: ninonitti

6 posted on 05/11/2010 11:25:36 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: ninonitti

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.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 05/11/2010 11:27:42 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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“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...


8 posted on 05/11/2010 11:29:21 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: ninonitti
Plays football, too, eh? Who knew?


9 posted on 05/11/2010 11:32:00 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: RedCell

Wasn’t Veritek a Yankee-lover. No...that was Curt Shilling.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 11:38:33 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ninonitti

“The mayor said the statue captured an ‘ionic’ moment.”

What a doofus! Doric, clearly.

But that’s a column for another day.


11 posted on 05/11/2010 11:43:09 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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Not sure there's a warm spot in Tek's heart for the Yanks.
12 posted on 05/11/2010 11:45:55 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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Good ‘ol Manny Ortiz. He was so good they batted him 3rd and 4th.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 05/11/2010 11:46:25 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: ninonitti
Has he hired Martha Coakley to write this stuff?
14 posted on 05/11/2010 11:47:31 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: swain_forkbeard

he also wouldn’t allow “Potta Potties” at a championship parade because they “could be used as weapons”. Mumbles Maroon


15 posted on 05/11/2010 11:52:00 AM PDT by vwbug
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"Good ‘ol Manny Ortiz. He was so good they batted him 3rd and 4th. SnakeDoc"

David Martinez too...you know they weren't gonna walk him.

Manny (below L&R) and David (below, L&R)


16 posted on 05/11/2010 11:52:55 AM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Filly-bust-her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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"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?"

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?"

17 posted on 05/11/2010 11:53:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Model citizen...zero discipline.)
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John Kerry in his campaign going on and on about Manny Ortiz as his favorite Sox player...

And Fat Teddy introducing "Mac Maguire and Sammy Sooser".

18 posted on 05/11/2010 11:54:36 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Model citizen...zero discipline.)
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He’s be better off as the mayor of Cleveland...no ionic sports moments period!


19 posted on 05/11/2010 11:58:41 AM PDT by writetolife
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To: swain_forkbeard

From the great beyond Ricardo Montalban says it was a fine Corinthian moment!!!


20 posted on 05/11/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT by xp38
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To: ninonitti

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.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 12:41:53 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: ninonitti
Photobucket
22 posted on 05/11/2010 12:42:19 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Paine in the Neck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WqhYSOo2vQ


23 posted on 05/11/2010 5:06:20 PM PDT by ninonitti
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