Unfair pressure on Boo Weekley to act the fool
Have you ever been at a party and your wife, girlfriend or idiot-buddy says, “Hey man, tell everybody that joke you told me the other day!”
Or a friend introduces you to a stranger, saying, “This is that guy I told you about who was so funny!”
Now you have to be funny. Only professional comedians can be funny under pressure.
That’s a wee taste of what Boo Weekley is going through this week.
How many stories have you seen, both from here in the U.S. and abroad, hailing Weekley as the social savior of that tense, uptight, Republican bunch of mopes otherwise known as the U.S. Ryder Cup team?
If you do a Boo-Google, that is almost exclusively what you come up with, from his hometown paper to Bangkok.
Be funny, Boo, be funny. Damn it, Boo. Be funny!
Now, Weekley may not feel the pressure to act the fool because he comes by it naturally. I don’t mean that in a derogatory sense. He’s a friendly, down-to-earth, unsophisticated guy from the Florida Panhandle who can’t help but make people laugh and – damn it, now I’m doing it!
Anyway, my point is, I hope Weekley can loosen these guys up by just being himself, without feeling the pressure to force someone to laugh. There is nothing as unfunny as that.
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