My high school baseball coach had us run a mile in practice as punishment for every mental mistake we had made in the previous baseball game. He didn’t really punish us for making physical mistakes because those are pretty much inevitable but mental mistakes, like missing a sign or failing to run the bases properly, that could be avoided were not tolerated. So in honor of my high school baseball coach here is a new segment called ‘Mental Error Monday’. In this segment we will talk about a mental error that was made by someone or some team that took place over the weekend in the world of sports. So without further ado, here is this weeks ‘Mental Error Monday’.
After Brooks Koepka won the 115th U.S. Open, there was an awkward moment during the celebration when broadcaster Joe Buck called Koepka’s girlfriend by the wrong name. Buck saw a woman kiss Koepka after he won the U.S. Open and identified the woman as Koepka’s ex-girlfriend Becky Edwards and not the woman who was actually kissing Koepka, his current girlfriend Jena Sims. Whoops. Somewhere there is a Fox Sports researcher who wants to get away.
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 19, 2017
Joe Buck naming Brooks Koepka’s ex girlfriend as his current girlfriend by accident is the best thing ever
— Dan Zumpano (@djz1590) June 19, 2017
Joe Buck said that Brooks Koepka’s girlfriend was Becky Edwards… only problem is that’s not Becky 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/12TcgP4u27
— Greg Jubert (@gjubert22) June 19, 2017
Nothing like Joe Buck calling Koepka’s girlfriend by his ex’s name.
No more golf for Joe, please? #USOpen
— Zach Fugate (@_fugatti) June 19, 2017
Joe Buck ruined Brooks Koepka’s U.S. Open kiss with a super-awkward comment https://t.co/oM2UhOxGzh
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) June 19, 2017
Joe Buck: “Brooks Koepka and his girlfriend, Becky Edwards…”
Brad Faxon: “Joe, that’s actually his new girlfriend, Jenna Simms…”#stud
— Nick Eilerson (@NickEilerson) June 19, 2017
Even the great ones mess up every now and then to remind us that they are still human just like us. Maybe next time Fox will do a little bit more research in order to avoid an awkward mistake like this. Classic mental error here and for that we just have to say.