Skip to comments.FCC Blesses Red Sox Player's F-Bomb: He 'Spoke From the Heart' (Video)
Posted on 04/21/2013 2:28:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle
If ever there were an excuse for on-air f-bomb, this is it.
When the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park Saturday for its first game since the bombing of the city's marathon, designated hitter David Ortiz gave a brief but rousing speech punctuated by some R-rated language.
After thanking Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick and the citys police department, Ortiz yelled This is our f---ing city! Ortiz added: And nobody's going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.
The game against the Kansas City Royals was broadcast nationally on MLBN, as well as regionally on NESN. It was also carried on local radio stations WEEI 850 and WUFC 1510.
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The kids at that game have heard it before if they’re at a Boston game. Probably from their own dad.
I don’t care if he spoke from the heart or not. That was a totally classless thing to do. There were thousands of kids in that stadium, and they didn’t need to hear it
Yep. The ubiquitous cussing of our culture is typical of a rotten culture.
“Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium.”
Nobody, that is, except the Democrat mayor, the Democrat governor, the Democrat State Senate, the Democrat US Senate and the Democrat presidential administration, all ably aided and supported by their RINO colleagues and counterparts. Not to mention every freaking regulator and bureaucrat in the state and federal administrative bureaucracy.
Other than that, give me liberty, or give me a free Obama phone!
I’m inclined to agree with you.
Not saying it is right...but even around here a pro baseball game illicits some pretty salty language. And for alot less reason.
Pretty funny. I’ve often wondered about the origin of the word...but I sure don’t have the guts to google it!
I think about the Carlin routine where he would substitute the F-word for the word “Kill” in all of the cliches....
“Alright, Sheriff...we’re gonna f you now......but we’re gonna f you slow.”
The F word is the calling card of the Left.
David Ortiz's words were entirely appropriate and heartfelt and no one who was there even thought to object. There's not a kid in grade school who hasn't heard that word a thousand times, and sometimes, it's the only one that makes sense. So, f*** terrorism and f*** radical Islam. And don't even think of f***ing with Boston again, assholes.
NO. Absolutely NOT acceptable. Not in the presence of women and children.
He was trying to be macho- cool.
He should be fined for this.
I agree. It's just another example of the widespread lack of civility and manners. Patrick Henry didn't need to say 'give me effing liberty'. When the occasion calls for public eloquence, the F-word doesn't cut it.
Standard English is not lacking the means to express strong emotion.
Google ****ing Austria for a laugh.
Will repost my comments on this here since other thread was closed...
Im a baseball fanatic and a fan of Ortiz, but after really thinking this through I think this sets a stupid precedent.
Ultimately, in the heat of the moment, he used that word, so to that extent its understandable. Then again, he probably should have thought twice before saying it at a baseball game where people of all ages are attending.
As for the FCC, I guess theyve decided to selectively enforce their own policies when they deem it appropriate.
When dealing with liberals et al it is best to remember that it is far easier for a civilized man to behave like barbarian than it is for barbarians to behave like civilized men.
Is that a Deep Thought, F Bomber?
I find that "Standard English" is sometimes unequal to the task of expressing righteous anger of a kind that is at once immediate, personal and universal.
"This is our darn city" would have been utterly insufficient to the moment.
Heartfelt, maybe. But tacky and without class. Instead of making me rally behind the sentiment, it tends to push me in the opposite direction. Including reminding me what a cultural sewer America has become.
FWIW I agree 100% with you. There was no reason for this language as this event. Totally classless.
Why the " "? Do you believe my beloved language to be less than legitimate? I submit that the shortcoming is other than the language.
Worse than tacky, it indicates intellectual sloth. That is why DU is full of it (so i'm told).
During this time AM radio talkers such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh etc... came on the air jokingly talking about whether or not they should be the first to use the word on the air.
But not long after that came the Janet Jackson's so called "wardrobe malfunction" and the FCC's phone lines crashed with complaints and as far as I can remember it reversed the "F-Word" decision
Actually they had changed the rules to allow that word.
See post 30
Not my city but my son lives there and he was 3 miles from where #2 was captured. I’ve been in Copley Square and attended Old South Church where my son has played his bass and banjo. I hope that a lot of the people there are waking up. Probably not though.
A fair question. My use of parentheses was meant to imply what I assumed to be your exclusion of the word in dispute, and also (one might reasonably assume from your response) a number of other words from the lexicon of Standard English.
As to your begging of the question regarding whether I think the English language to be legitimate, any usage of it on my part, as in the present instance, ought to suffice as an answer. Additionally, I'm happy that you love the language, as I do. Though perhaps I do enjoy a tiny bit more of it than you may find socially acceptable.
Bingo... and "America, F*** Yeah!"
Perfect example of the broken window syndrome.
As a yankee fan who hated the Sox but like Ortiz, I must say good for you Papi.
Language not withstanding its good to hear this Dominican stand up for freedom, Even if he does not ‘get’ the finer points of our American Republic.
Reminds me of the theme song to Team America: World Police.
“David Ortiz’s words were entirely appropriate and heartfelt and no one who was there even thought to object. There’s not a kid in grade school who hasn’t heard that word a thousand times, and sometimes, it’s the only one that makes sense. So, f*** terrorism and f*** radical Islam. And don’t even think of f***ing with Boston again, assholes.”
Appropriate for a 3 year old to hear?
I was at a Texas Rangers game on Saturday night. I sat surrounded by families, teenagers, kids, and even a few drunks by games end. It seemed as though everyone in our section had a great time, and during the entire game, I heard not one single curse word, none. “Sucks” was the most colorful word I heard.
Maybe fans in Texas are just a little more cultured, I don’t know.
I’m sure most 8th graders have heard the word “slut” a thousand times too, so by your reasoning I guess it would be ok if the boys called your daughter one. No?
As adults, it is our duty to teach our children to do the right things, and to say the right things, in the right way. It’s not at all difficult to describe the worst of people with appropriate terms.
You can say “don’t f*** with Boston” and I can say “don’t mess with Texas”. The difference I see is that one of us has home-training and one of us doesn’t.
How much times have changed. I once came up with the F-bomb by accident making up nonsensical expressions of frustration (oh spone, oh flarp, etc.) when I was a 3rd grade kid and my Dad definitely warned me not to repeat that word even though I had made it up. But I had not heard it in school or from my parents.
That’s funny! LOL
To this day I won’t cuss in front of my Dad. He cusses at times, mostly when talkin about Obama. I just can’t do it. It seems disrespectful to me.
I did have a real hard time not cussing when I got home on leave the first time after I joined the Navy. I doubt if I used 4 words in a row without cussing while on the ship. Talk about culture shock being back home.... lol
“Ortiz added: And nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay strong.
Mr. Ortiz, Barack Hussein Obama and the democrat party is actively taking our freedoms away.
Athletes should be seen and not heard.