Last year he called the Winter Classic the "World Classic" when the NHL announced that the outdoor hockey game between the Bruins and the Flyers would take place at Fenway Park. Well, just as you thought it was safe to say that he wouldn't comment on the Beantown sports scene, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (aka Mayor Mumbles) proved once again that preparing for a speech is "overrated".
The scene took place yesterday afternoon when the statue of Bobby Orr's Game-Winning Goal from the 1970 Stanley Cup finals was revealed outside the TD Garden entrance. The speech was the only ionic event on Monday, especially after the lackluster performance by the Black and Gold in Game 5, and no that is not an understatement either.
Check out the clip from CSNNE via YouTube:
Of course many of you will note that he had another blunder when Mumbles noted that Jason Varitek "split the uprights". This is in reference to the Patriots two Super Bowl wins in which Adam Vinatieri kicked the game-winning field goal.
But maybe Mumbles can make up for it down the road. Maybe he can note that Vinatieri caught four no-hitters or that he was instrumental in the Red Sox comeback against the Yankees in the ALCS in 2004.
As far as the Bruins, well they might be in danger of blowing a 3-0 lead themselves against the Flyers. I won't jump to conclusions right now, but they need to show a better performance right off the bat in Game 6 tomorrow night. Otherwise, Bruins fans might have to relive an "ionic" Flyers moment for a foreseeable future.