Skip to comments.Lambert Field???
Posted on 08/26/2004 9:40:57 PM PDT by sissyjane
THE FROZEN TUNDRA OF... LAMBERT FIELD? [08/26 08:05 PM]
Steve Chaggaris of CBS News reports:
On Wednesday, Kerry made his third visit to Green Bay, Wis., this year and made it a point to focus on the main thing the city revolves around: football and the Green Bay Packers... As he was taking questions from the audience, he referred to the legendary Packers stadium, Lambeau Field (which has been called that for 39 years) as "Lambert Field."
If the voters catch wind of that gaffe, it could take Kerry another three visits to Green Bay to make up for it.
>>(shaking head) Lambert field? Lambert field? Has this man never watched Sportscenter? Never listened to Chris Berman? Has he never heard John Facenda's NFL Films voice? The low, rumbling Voice-of-God? As in, "the Frozen tundra of (already-deep voice dropping another four octaves) Lammmbeauuuu Field..."<<
Knowing how seriously Packer fans take their football, this has got to be worth 2 percentage points for President Bush, in Wisconsin especially. (There are Packer fans everywhere.)
Why doesn't he just insert his foot completely in his mouth and shout "How Bout Those Gophers?"
Then again, do the Packers have a player who wanted out of Green Bay so badly, yet every time he came back as a member of a hated rival, the fans STILL showed their "love" for him, calling out his name over & over in the stands the same way Kerry recalls Red Sox fans doing for "ROG---GER" Clemens?
If this clod were a Republican....this would lead every news update for a week.
You're probably half kidding - but I grew up in Wisconsin during the Lombardi era, and I think you may be spot-on.
Lambert Field is Saint Louis's International Airport.
But then again, you can't expect a Frenchman to know that.
Isn't "Lambeau" a seriously French name? The Frenchman Kerry should have known.
It's Lambeau, named after Earl "Curly" Lambeau, one of the founders of the Packers.
Curly Lambeau is Belgian.
In the past couple months, a father & son team did some serious research into Green Bay's past and found the house where Curly was born (for those of you who are curious, it's on Irwin Ave., just south of the intersection with University, across from Nicolet School).
Just ask Jim Rassman or John Hurley!
Having spent my teen years in St. Louis and having spent Christmas and other vacations with relatives in Wisconsin, I can tell you that nobody could confuse St. Louis' weather for that of Green Bay.
"I actually called it Lambeau Field, before I didn't......."
(attr. to John Kerry)
"As president, I will protect the values of all pickle-head Americans. Those are values I can trust!"
Every Wisconsin Freeper should call every sports talk radio station in Wisconsin (and/or nationally). The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy needs you!
"How Bout Those Gophers?"
Har! (ex-resident of Chippewa Falls, WI)
This guy has sooo lost Wisconsin!
No. Hate football. Sorry.
>Isn't "Lambeau" a seriously French name? The Frenchman Kerry
>should have known.
You're confusing Lebeau (short little French POW from Hogan's Heroes) with Lambeau (guy who founded the Packers and most certainly not French. Unlike the French, the Packers have a tradition of winning...)