Will Ferrell stayed classy, Round RockMay 7th, 2010 at 6:12 pm by Leila Rahimi under Sports
I love “Anchorman.” I am a fan of funny movies, and especially a fan of making fun of myself, so it was no secret that “Anchorman” would be up there for me. I also love “Old School,” “Talladega Nights,” and “Saturday Night Live.” So imagine my delight to find out Will Ferrell was coming to the Dell Diamond.
Ferrell did not disappoint as he played “Rojo Johnson,” an exiled pitcher from Venezuela who was back from jail after having illegal reptiles as pets. He was hilarious, and the video of his pitching performance is all over the internet.
But more importantly, Ferrell is in town to promote an organization called “Cancer for College,” which gives college scholarships to kids who have survived cancer. The golf tournament he promoted raised between $50,000 and $75,000 for scholarships going to students here in Central Texas.
Ferell was happy to oblige for TV cameras, not only at the Express game, but also for me at the golf tournament today. The first hole was supposed to be a drive with a Nintendo Wii, but instead, he kicked it old school (couldn’t resist) and drove, just for our cameras. I got to follow him around for a lot of the practice rounds, as he happily posed for pitctures and talked to people at the golf course. You can tell this is a casue Ferell is behind, and he put his full performance and real character into it.