Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has gotten a lot of laughs in this city over the last decade.
Since Boston sports teams have been winning titles and making deep postseason runs, Menino is often asked his opinion and to give some predictions.
Most recently, he mixed up Kevin Garnett‘s “KG” nickname and called him, “KJ.” In the same interview, he said “Hondo” while referring to Rajon Rondo.
Menino fumbled a big one at the Bobby Orr statue dedication ceremony when he got his Boston sports heroes wrong. During a speech, he reminded people of the great moments in Boston sports. If you recall, it was Adam Vinatieri who kicked the game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI. Another fan favorite, Jason Varitek, whose last name also begins with a V, got the credit for the great moment in Patriots’ history.
Prior to the Patriots AFC divisional playoff game against the Broncos in January, Menino bobbled Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker‘s last names. Gronk’s new name was “Grabowski” and Welker was “Wreckler.”
When the Celtics were in the NBA Finals in 2010, Menino was at a dedication ceremony at the Tobin Community Center. There, he managed to get NBA Commissioner David Stern‘s name wrong. The new name for Stern was, “Donald Sterns.”
Menino tweeted his apologies to Garnett and Rondo on Thursday afternoon via his Twitter account but hey, Tom, it’s OK. All the laughs are out of love. What shall we call this? Menino-ing?
Check out some of these videos and then you decide which is the best blunder.
“KJ and Hondo” video courtesy of CSNNE.com