Re: What WIll This Forum Look Like Tuesday?
posted at 12/6/2010 11:40 PM EST
In Response to Re: What WIll This Forum Look Like Tuesday?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What WIll This Forum Look Like Tuesday? : OK, I've been meaning to ask for a while, but your name, from what I can tell, Cables Wynd is pretty much a housing project in England - London? Not sure. If it isn't, my apologies. I used wikipedia as a source a while ago to look it up. So, it is in England though. And Bairn is Gaelic for son which means you are a proud son of Cables Wynd. But your signature is, from what I can tell, the IRA. Based on that, I see that you are potentially an Irish guy who grew up in England. Not even sure why I am asking. Just a bit bored I guess. Anyway, glad you are a Pats fan.
Posted by EnochRoot[/QUOTE]
Close Enoch, and I'm surprised that someone would do the research. I am from Leith (Edinburgh, Scotland). I am Scotch-Irish, my parents are from Belfast and Dublin, but they moved to Scotland before I was born. Cables Wynd House is where I lived as a bairn (which is Scots for child), before my parents bought their first home. Moved to Boston as a teen, my dad took a job here, and I have flitted back and forth to the UK since. Tiocfaidh ár lá is Gaelic, it was/is a political slogan associated with the the IRA by some, and its translation (loosely) is "our day shall come", but don't mistake it for IRA hate speech. It was a rallying call for a united Ireland. I use it here in a sports forum, admittedly not as important as a united Ireland, but "our day" is for the Patriots, Red Sox and the Celts as a reminder that the championships will come for deserving Boston sports fans. Sorry for the long explanation.
So back to the business at hand. I came here to recant my earlier post about the abilities of an improved Mark Sanchez and the Jets. I think as other posters have warned that they were truly lucky to be 9-2, and that they finally played a team that was not going to roll over for them. I say half in jest that the Alabama Crimson Tide could've given the Pats a better game tonight.