It’s been awhile since we’ve had a quality interview bomb. There was a time, of course, when Ryan Kesler was the undisputed master of it, Keslurking friends and strangers alike with alarming regularity. (This remains my favourite Keslurk. So subtle.) But injury troubles have done more than slow his output over the past two seasons: they’ve also made shenanigans of this sort rare.
Fortunately, Kesler isn’t the only member of the team that can make faces in the background of an interview, and Tuesday night, we got a reminder of that. The first bomb of the year goes to none other than David Booth:
It’s a natural interview bomb. Booth is simply trying to get undressed, and he pops his head up to make sure he’s not doing so in sight of the cameras surrounding Daniel Sedin. In a good mood after being on the ice for Jason Garrison’s game-winner and realizing that he just stared directly into the Canucks.com camera, he decides to mug for it.
I’d say he makes the right choice.
Granted, it’s not a Keslurk. In the words of the great Canadian pop group SoulDecision, no one does it better. But it’s still pretty amusing, and if it’s a sign of more goofiness to come, we’ll take it. How will John Tortorella handle an interview bombing spree in his locker room? Well, it shows a passive disrespect for the media, and he has been looking for a nicer outlet for that. Maybe he’ll get in on it.Tags: david booth, David Booth's a weird dude