Monday, September 14, 2009
Hank Haney Will Now Screw Up Ray Romano's Golf Swing
I have expressed my distaste for "The Golf Channel" on this here page before, mainly because I think it has a great opportunity to do good for this world and tends to fail miserably.
All that was erased when a really smart producer decided to team Charles Barkley up with Hank Haney for a television show to fix Barkley's golf swing. (I must admit something here -- the success of this show falls almost entirely with Barkley, who persuaded me, with his ability to speak his mind no matter the situation, to write on my Facebook page under Favorite TV Shows, "Anything with Charles Barkley.")
From the first moment Barkley and Haney shook hands, you knew "The Haney Project" as going to be a success. The only problem? Barkley didn't get any better. Like, at all. He beaned a spectator with an errant tee shot at the Regions Charity Classic and ended up going one-handed at the Lake Tahoe Celebrity Championship. So, since Haney didn't really fix anything with Barkley (which probably isn't fair to Haney, since Barkley doesn't seem to be fixable), "The Golf Channel" has decided to do another season ... with Ray Romano.
Romano is an avid golfer, who doesn't seem to have the demons Barkley battles with on a daily basis, so the project will be a tad easier for Tiger Woods' coach this time around. But, dealing with Barkley first, I'm pretty sure a blind guy would be an easier sell for Haney. Honestly, starting that show off with Barkley is like making someone who has never drank alcohol before in their lives down a glass of Everclear to start the night.