A Kick in the Teeth

Patriots placekicker Jason Varitek leaps for joy along with holder Ken Walter, as they celebrate the Super Bowl winning field goal that beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17.
(BDD Photo Illustration)

Mayor Menino Thinks It Was Jason Varitek That
Split the Uprights to Win Super Bowl XXXVI

Menino Wide Right at Orr Statue Ceremony
I Believe Manny Ortez Was the Holder for That Kick. Sincerely, John Kerry
The Kick Was Set Up on a Pass from Sammy Sooser to Mike McGwire.
Sincerely, Ghost of Ted Kennedy
Great to See Rams Quarterback Curt Schilling in Tears After the Game.
Sincerely, Martha Coakley
The Rams Were My Favorite Team Growing Up. Sincerely, President Obama

"In Boston, we have an amazing set of remarkable athletes whose actions have become ionic (sic) in sports. Havlicek stole the ball, Fisk waiving the ball fair, Flutie launching the Hail Mary pass, Varitek splitting the uprights." -- The honorable and ionic Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston for Life

Meanwhile, Boston 7, Toronto 6 | A Walk in the Park for Sox
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Add Drew and Beckett to the Walking Wounded List

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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