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mesaSteeler
02-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Phoenix mayor apologizes for Steelers towel joke
Reported by: Susan Casper
Email: scasper@abc15.com
Last Update: 11:15 am
http://www.abc15.com/content/sports/cardinals/story/Phoenix-mayor-apologizes-for-Steelers-towel-joke/o0kggS2UMkG5CJW1yu_Pkw.cspx

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The Arizona Cardinals may have lost the Super Bowl on Sunday, but they won respect of fans and critics alike.

"They won our hearts and their champions and we're going to show them," said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.

As the heartbroken team prepares to return home following a exhilarating, come-from-behind loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII, proud fans are expected to greet the team with open arms.

"What an exciting, exciting come back the best in the history of the Super Bowl," said Gordon. He's calling on fans across the Valley to welcome home the team as winners. "They really are champions."

When ABC15 asked Mayor Gordon about the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties the Steelers racked up against the Cardinals Sunday, he expressed disappointment about how Cardinals fans were picked on in Tampa. "The city, the state, the fans are all class."

The mayor went on to apologize for his own indiscretion last week at a send off rally at Sky Harbor International Airport. Mayor Gordon held up a Steelers "Terrible Towel" then pretended to blow his nose on it, and threw it on the ground.

"Even the little humor we had with the towel I sent an apology to Pittsburgh it wasn't intended," replied Gordon.

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and members of the Glendale City Council will host a Cardinals Homecoming rally Monday at Sky Harbor Airport from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"You can't turn back history but we're going to forward," said Gordon.

(Gordon is such a loser as a mayor. You apology is too late fool. The Terrible Towel has struck and number six is ours!!! -mesa)

CargoJon
02-02-2009, 09:18 PM
When are they going to learn the jinx that is defacing the towel??

HometownGal
02-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Two words . . . .

BAD KARMA. :tt02::tt02::tt:

Stu Pidasso
02-02-2009, 09:22 PM
Too little too late. Suck on it, mayor.

Benzbrother
02-02-2009, 09:22 PM
lol I love the link between disgracing the Terrible Towel and going on to blow games/seasons/etc...

Stlrs4Life
02-02-2009, 09:37 PM
What did he mean by this:

When ABC15 asked Mayor Gordon about the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties the Steelers racked up against the Cardinals Sunday, he expressed disappointment about how Cardinals fans were picked on in Tampa. "The city, the state, the fans are all class."

HometownGal
02-02-2009, 09:40 PM
"The city, the state, the fans are all class."

Quite possibly, but you, Mayor McChump - are an ASS.

http://www.jonco48.com/blog/horses_20ass03.jpg

Harrison92
02-02-2009, 09:41 PM
Karma's a bitch

tyler289
02-02-2009, 09:44 PM
Epitome of tool.

TheSteelCurtain
02-02-2009, 10:15 PM
No need for a apology Mr. Mayor we are Champions of the World. Tell your fans to quit crying if anything so we dont have to deal with the trolls.

mesaSteeler
02-02-2009, 10:46 PM
Quite possibly, but you, Mayor McChump - are an ASS.

http://www.jonco48.com/blog/horses_20ass03.jpg

The vast majority of the Cardinal fans I saw today here in Arizona as well as local radio jocks were classy about their loss. Whiz did give his players strict instructions about not whining to the media about the officiating which I thought was a class move. According to the local radio jocks he told them that to complain about the officiating would be to cheapen their accomplishments this season.

JEFF4i
02-02-2009, 10:58 PM
Pass a bill to stop sore loser whining, and we'll be even. :D

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
02-02-2009, 11:16 PM
rofl...hind sight is 20/20, and Karma is a bitch!

OX1947
02-02-2009, 11:37 PM
The vast majority of the Cardinal fans I saw today here in Arizona as well as local radio jocks were classy about their loss. Whiz did give his players strict instructions about not whining to the media about the officiating which I thought was a class move. According to the local radio jocks he told them that to complain about the officiating would be to cheapen their accomplishments this season.


I guess Whiz saw what and ass Holmgren made of himself 3 years ago and in last nights broadcast. Holmgren was hurting just saying anything positive about the Steelers after the game. Couldn't have happened to a better Walrus.

Hammer67
02-03-2009, 06:22 AM
-4xi7eA68og

Milkman
02-03-2009, 06:29 AM
We got the last laugh, so it's all good!

:monkey:

Stu Pidasso
02-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Hammer67, thank you for that link. It actually gave me tingles.

T&B fan
02-03-2009, 04:21 PM
I guess Whiz saw what and ass Holmgren made of himself 3 years ago and in last nights broadcast. Holmgren was hurting just saying anything positive about the Steelers after the game. Couldn't have happened to a better Walrus.

that was my feeling too Whiz knows .. .. and dos anyone know what Whiz said about the Mayor before the game about the towel stomping ??

SteelCurtain7
02-03-2009, 04:48 PM
Great video with Myron there. :tt:

SteelCityKing
02-03-2009, 04:53 PM
relax mayor, hopefully the NFL will be around for another 61 years so your team, if they haven't been depleted to Cleveland to replace the Browns who moved to Fargo North Dakota, can make it to another Championship game. but i'm sure Art Rooney IV will be there to take control and win the game. =)

drizze99
02-03-2009, 04:58 PM
When will people learn that you can't F- with the terrible towel?

Too late Mr Mayor.

Whiz was here when the Seattle Seasquawks cried about the officiating and saw first hand how bad they looked for doing it.

Hammer67
02-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Hammer67, thank you for that link. It actually gave me tingles.


Yeah...watched that before the game and drank a toast to Myron with my friends.