Just a Couple of Guys Sitting Around, Watching the Game

With the Pats and the Giants in the Super Bowl this Sunday, both cities’ respective mayors, Tom Menino and Mike Bloomberg, have made the obligatory bets with each other on the outcome of the game. Yawn. But while they’re on opposite sides in their football rooting interestes, the two big-city bosses are, as you’d expect, muy simpatico when it comes to the subject of gun rights – they’re against ’em. So much so that the two MAIG main men figured they’d take the opportunity of all those eyeballs glued to their flat screens to get in a little anti-gun public service announcement. . .

As usual, the biggest fan of Mike’s works is, well, Mike. He told dnainfo.com after the taping that, “It was very funny.” He knows this because everyone who works for him told him so.

Mike LaVorgna, one of Bloomy’s spokes-noids added:

A New York-Boston Super Bowl is a perfect opportunity for the mayors to talk about fixing the nation’s broken background check system that allows criminals and dangerous people to buy guns illegally.

Thankfully, most of the country will be spared the annoying agitprop. The spot will only air in selected northeastern markets since NBC has banned issue-oriented ads during the game. Those of us in flyover country will be able to sit back and enjoy this year’s godaddy.com commercial without the benefit of Tom’s and Mike’s, uh, wisdom. Northeast corridor dwellers will be forgiven for showering their TV with Doritos and Budweiser when those two ugly mugs pop up on the screen. Better yet, hold onto the chips and brew and use the mayors’ commercial as the perfect opportunity to see a man about a dog.


  1. avatar Frank H says:

    And so, explian to me why Bloomberg entitles himself to make a bet on behalf of a team that not only doesn’t play in his city, but doesn’t even play in his STATE?

    1. avatar ready, fire,aim says:


    2. avatar Silver says:

      The same reason he entitles himself to armed security while forcing his subjects to go about defenseless.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:


    3. avatar Lemming says:

      The same thing that entitles the team to call themselves the “NY Giants,” rather than the “East Rutherford Giants”?

  2. avatar Skyler says:

    Isn’t gambling illegal in New York?

  3. avatar Drew says:

    This is one of the few times I’m glad to live in SoCal; no one here gives a rat’s ass about this game and I’ve been spared the vast majority of the hysteria over this over hyyped nonsense.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    There’s nothing more creepy than watching Mike and Menino go all Brokeback Mountain on each other while they laugh away our rights.

    I need to take a bath. In Hoppe’s.

    1. avatar Matt Gregg says:

      How’s about a hot tub full of cosmoline?

  5. avatar Tom says:

    When the ad airs it will be time for the potty!

  6. avatar cameron says:

    Great, this means I’m one of the lucky ones that gets to hear Mumbles and Bloomy spew their BS while I’m trying to enjoy the game.

  7. avatar Mr. Lion says:

    And we care what these blithering fools say because…?

  8. avatar Jay Dunn says:

    Is Bloomberg’s term EVER going to come to an end. The sight of him makes my blood pressure do bad things.

  9. Yea I heard they were going to do this.
    Idiots, both of them.

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