Have You Heard the Recording of JFK Being an Angry New England Hockey Fan?
If you're disappointed about the Bruins' surprising Game 2 loss last night, try not to sweat it. You're a New Englander; who among us hasn't gone from Cam Neely to Sea Bass in an instant after a disappointing playoff loss?
For some, it doesn't even have to be the playoffs for Masshole Mode to take effect.
One of the most irrational sports tirades of all time emanated from one of New England’s most famous sons. Bonus: it came directly from his desk in the Oval Office.
On a Wednesday morning in March 1963, President John F. Kennedy had just settled in to start his day when he was distracted by an ugly hockey score. The men’s U.S. Hockey Team had a rough time overseas, frustrating JFK.
In fact, the President was so angry, he actually placed a call to aide David Hackett to put the players on blast, going so far as likening them to “girls.”
And best of all, the entire conversation was captured on tape…
It wasn’t one of President Kennedy’s finest moments. But as it occurred just months before tragedy struck (which you can revisit in Stephen King’s greatest novel ever), it’s at least funny to hear the Brookline, Massachusetts, native have a classic, angry, irrational New Englander moment.