Kevin Bieksa does the weather on Global Morning News; breaking: he’s bad at it (VIDEO)

Clearly, picking up a parking ticket hasn’t discouraged Kevin Bieksa from visiting to UBC. Last week, it was announced that he and his Buddies — a team that includes Jannik Hansen, Cory Schneider, Willie Mitchell and some other special guests — would be playing a charity game versus the UBC Thunderbirds on October 17th. Tickets went on sale Saturday morning, and because this market is absolutely starved for Canucks hockey, and because it’s only a 5000-seat stadium, they were sold out by Saturday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Bieksa appeared on Global’s Morning News to discuss the already sold-out event, the lockout and, in a surprise turn, do the weather. This might not come as much of a surprise to you, but Bieksa is a lot better at starting the breakout than he is at forecasting the week. (Weather begins at 6:00):

Here are your highlights, so you don’t have to watch the whole thing (and trust me — the interview portion of this clip, which takes up the first two thirds of the video, is pretty skippable).

  • Sophie Lui mentions that Bieksa and his Buddies are working on some standing-room tickets, since the seats sold out so quickly. Bieksa: “Thanks for bringing that up. It wasn’t official.”
  • Bieksa, listing the roster: “… Stanley Cup champion Willie Mitchell, as hard as that is for me to say.”
  • Apparently, Bieksa asked to do the weather. Then he was discouraged from doing so because it’s hard. Then, once he was sufficiently robbed of his confidence, they expected him to do it. This is known as the Nazem Kadri approach to weatherperson development.
  • Bieksa: “It’s looking very green out today,” because all he sees is the green screen. Way to give away trade secrets, Bieksa.
  • “We got some clouds. We got a big ocean to the, uh, the left.” Bieksa’s a natural.
  • Mark Madryga, trying to make it as easy as possible: “Pick two spots.” Bieksa: “I can’t read.” Yeah, they probably should have verified his literacy beforehand.
  • Bieksa’s lost full interest in doing the weather by the time they reach the five-day forecast, so he just craps all over Mark Madryga’s job instead. Urged to take us through the week, he protests, “It’s pretty self-explanatory, though.” NOT FOR THE BLIND, KEVIN. #BieksaHatesBlindPeople
  • And finally, Bieksa walks right across the stage before they cut to commercial, because he is not good at this.
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12 comments

  1. TeeJay
    October 9, 2012

    Maybe Ginko Biloba is what really KB3 needs all this time and maybe he’ll wake up at the reality of it (That’s WERE NOT GETTING YOUNGER).

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  2. TeeJay
    October 9, 2012

    And at least no KESLURKS is around to make it a classic.

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  3. tj
    October 9, 2012

    Is Bieksa the only Canuck spokesman out there? Obviously he’s promoting the charity, but it seems like he is also needing to keep busy. It must be weird not knowing what to do with yourself… Kind of a taste of what retirement will be if they don’t set up options for themselves beforehand.

    (I like that suggestion that there may be more events in the future. Hope that’s true. It would be great to see this filmed on local access–or CBC??)

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  4. tom selleck's moustache
    October 9, 2012

    #BieksaHatesBlindPeople

    Lol, brilliant.

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  5. Tengeresz
    October 9, 2012

    I used to see Mark playing hockey with the UBC Geography Grads. Wonder if he offered to join Bieksa on the ice for the charity game. Mark’s better at hockey than Bieksa is at presenting the weather.
    #settingthebar

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    • Nee
      October 9, 2012

      That would be neat, but rumours are that Buble is joining.

      I’m going to shoot for the moon, and hope that Linden is also playing.

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  6. Canucklehead_in_T.O.
    October 9, 2012

    Kevin Bieksa is wearing TOM’S on his feet.
    My worlds are colliding, its too much. I can’t take it. I need to move back to Vancouver.

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  7. BakerGeorgeT
    October 9, 2012

    And now the lockout is starting to irritate me.

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  8. the real bob
    October 9, 2012

    Juice needs to loosen up and laugh some more…SOMEBODY GET FIDDLER

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  9. betty
    October 10, 2012

    Does Mr.Mooney practice at being a jerk, or does it just come naturally? I thought Kevin looked remarkably fit,and was his usual amiable, adroit self. He seemed quite comfortable as an impromptu “Weather Guy”.Not bad at all for a Boy from Grimsby! Way to go Kevin, you’ve got a bright future in the “Business”, Mr. Mooney , you haven’t. Don’t be mean to our Guy, he does “Good Works”.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      October 10, 2012

      It comes naturally to me, unlike Bieksa’s weatherperson skills.

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  10. Gimmic
    October 11, 2012

    Dang he’s hot. I muted the entire clip, all he needs to do is stand there and smile :)

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