Saturday, October 17, 2009

Irish Tenor Puts Foot in Mouth

It's obvious from his naturally good looks why Ronan Tynan finds Jewish women to be 'scary'.

It's always funny to me when a famous person makes racist remarks. Remember when Mel Gibson made those bizarre anti-Semitic remarks or Jessie Jackson referred to New York City as Hymietown?

Famed Irish tenor (why do they always put the word famed in front of his name?) Ronan Tynan has been banned from singing God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch at Yankee Stadium because of anti-Semitic remarks he made to a real estate agent during a chance encounter last week. Incidentally, when did the Anaheim Angels move to Los Angeles?

I've never been a big fan of Tynan. He seems to be a fair weather fan. He supports winning teams and tries to make the game about him. Remember when the Sabres were one of the best teams in the league a few years back? This guy seemed to be at every game. He even gave motivational speeches to the players before playoff games. Since they haven't made the playoffs the last few years, he's nowhere to be found. I hope it stays that way. He seems to jump on the bandwagon of whoever is winning. You're a talented singer Rony. Why not just let your talent speak for itself?

To his credit, he has admitted that he asked the realtor not to rent to Jewish women because he found them 'scary'. At least he didn't come out and say he was misquoted. How come the only time we see the word Semitic, is when it has the word anti- in front of it? I've never heard someone referred to as being pro-Semitic. Anyway, it was not a smart thing to say when you make your living in a city in which half the population is Jewish. Looks like the Detroit Tigers may have found themselves a new Irish Tenor. Sorry, baldy. You just 'jumped the shark'. See ya.
ALCS notebook: Yankees singer gets benched for remarks*

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