â†µ"I’m talking to people who are passionate about the sport and follow it the way I do and think the way I do. I hope that’s refreshing but it’s not an effort to be funny," he told Newsday's Neil Best this week in advance of the U.S. Open. "I’m not making fun of it. I respect the U.S. Open, plus I’m a history major. The thing goes back to the 19th century. I love that ... â†µâ†µ
â†µ"So will it be lighthearted at times? Will there be a joke here and there at times? Maybe, but related to what you’re seeing. Not, oh here’s my minute to make everyone notice me. I haven’t done that, and for anyone to say that’s what I’m doing really isn’t being fair.... When I see golf on TV at times, [it's] a little too reverential." â†µ
â†µAnd while Berman cautiously pokes at the prince, with his tame "a little too reverential" observation, there are also the 37-handicappers who find golf coverage a bit like those white noise CD's you play for fussy infants. There's the vacuum cleaner track. The washing machine track. The blow dryer track (remix and original). Stuff that would sooth a Mana Energy Potion-chugging MMA promoter who had breakfasted on maple syrup and speed, in other words. â†µâ†µ
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