MP praises Super Bowl hero Tynes

Published: 7 Feb 2012 11:307 comments

GREENOCK-BORN American football star Lawrence Tynes has been praised for helping his team to win the Super Bowl at the weekend.

Inverclyde MP Iain McKenzie said he 'watched with glee' as the New York Giants became champions again by beating the New England Patriots.

The MP said: "Lawrence had a fantastic performance, scoring two field goals.

"It looked at one point like we might be seeing Lawrence called upon for a game-winning field goal, however a touchdown was scored instead to seal the game."

Mr McKenzie said that Lawrence, who spoke in pre-game interviews about his joy at representing Scotland and Greenock at the Super Bowl, was an inspiration.

The MP added: "I'd love him to visit Inverclyde soon so we can recognise his achievements personally."

Tynes hit two vital field goals as the Giants ran out dramatic 21-17 victors in the glamour match in Indianapolis in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The 33-year-old Celtic-mad kicker, who still has family in Port Glasgow, was born in Greenock while his US Navy Seal dad was based in Scotland. He became the first Scot to win the Super Bowl in 2008.

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  • askelvis
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    Feb 7, 12:25
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    Bet Iain McKenzie does not know the difference between a 1st down and touchdown

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  • LAS
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    Feb 7, 12:27
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    Who is this glee he watched the game with?

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  • askelvis
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    Feb 7, 12:31
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    This guy will do anything to get into the headlines no matter how mundane.

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  • wig-wam-tam
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    Feb 7, 12:51
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    The Tele love mckenzie and mundane

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  • RABCARSWELL
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    Feb 7, 13:24
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    Is this really what we pay McKenzie £66,000 a year for? He is getting close to the bottom of the barrel here by playing to the gallery of super bowl fans in the district.

    If he wants to be a sports commentator why doesn't he follow that path and leave the politics to someone who might actually have some tangible strategy on what to do about the very serious problems we have here in Inverclyde?

    Of course he already has a cushy number being a no-idea career politician,so he won't be giving that up anytime soon.

    And yes,it is fair to ask McKenzie what happened to the promised one hundred jobs he spouted about during his election campaign. He should explain himself not least to those voters who might actually have believed his empty promise.

    As Captain Mainwarring would no doubt have said: "stupid boy!".

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  • ningin
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    Feb 7, 13:50
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    are there that many superbowl fans in greenock to get a bandwagon jumper elected ......get an independent MP next time at least they will work their socks off to make sure of re-election....and not to go into the main party cupboards and be lost for 4 years

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  • rodmod
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    Feb 26, 08:28
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    GIE THE BOY THE FREEDOM O INVERCLYDE,DRUM UP A BIT O TOURISM,THE SUPERBOWL IS LIKE ALL THE CUP FINALS IN EUROPE ROLLED INTO ONE,DO SOMETHING USEFUL FOR A CHANGE.

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