10 reasons for optimism after the Patriots loss
7. Menino didn't mess up any names
We'll say first that Thomas M. Menino is an excellent mayor, capable of both clearing a city after a snowstorm and preventing riots after championship games, in which New England teams are frequent participants. But no Boston sports fan wants to cringe through another Menino parade introduction or television interview in which the mayor confuses Jason Varitek with Adam Vinatieri or misidentifies Wes Welker ("Wekler") and Rob Gronkowski. We love you, Mayor, but leave the name-butchering to the callers on "Felger and Mazz."