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Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Why o why do the Americans use different selection criteria than the Euros? Common sense tells me that both teams should be put together on an apples-to-apples basis. And Secondly, why do the Americans finalize their team 2 weeks before the Euros? To get the hottest players AND wild cards, common sense tells me that the longer you wait, the better your team will be. I dunno, maybe it's just me.
2006-09-24 @ 14:34
Comment from: John D [Visitor]
And why do the Americans put the # 1 and the # 2 player together in the matches? Wouldn't it make sense to pair them with lower rank players? And what's up with Pavin as an assistant coach? Talk about a washed up has been...should have put David Duval in as an assistant coach too!
2006-09-24 @ 16:44
Comment from: Anthony Urquhart [Visitor] Email
I see ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski has suggested making Michael Jordan assistant coach, "to teach the US players some toughness"!
2006-09-24 @ 17:01
Comment from: tim [Visitor] Email
Uh, by the way, Shanks, want to talk about your prediction?
2006-09-24 @ 19:49
Comment from: JRC [Visitor] Email
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a Ryder Cup competition by chocking for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard choke for his country.
Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to win the Ryder Cup, wanting to stay out of the competition, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to win at golf. All real Americans love the sting of winning at match play.
When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. Now, I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed (or hugged the guys who just kicked your teeth in). That's why Americans have never lost a Ryder Cup before, until you pansy-assed millionaires decided there wasn’t much worth winning it for – like a fat purse. Because the very thought of losing to the Euros is hateful to Americans.
Dammit Tom, you should’ve let the team see and hear George C. Scott’s opening scene of Patton Friday night...Christ, how can anyone not want to kick ass after something like that…at least die trying, if nothing else.
Look, sportsmanship, mutual respect, and camaraderie are fine, but when you’re on the field of battle you must…”Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do.”
I have faith, I fully expect, whomever might have the honor to be the Captain in 2008, he will leave his boys with this thought as the y stride up to the first tee: We're going to hold onto those Euros by the nose, and we're gonna kick them in the ass. We're gonna kick the hell out of them all the time, and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose!

2006-09-24 @ 20:20
Comment from: JRC [Visitor] Email
Awww dang it! choking for his country, not chocking for his country! God---well you folks ge the idea. i'm just angry about it, that's all.
2006-09-24 @ 20:24
Comment from: RonMon [Visitor] Email
ge the idea? Is that scottish? Let's all write like JRC. I'll give it a try...letts awl rite lice JRC. That's churlish, I admit. We don't suck, they're just better. They feed off each other, we feed on each other. Can't change your colors for one week. We can't even count on singles anymore. Phil is pathetic at this. Did he suck this bad in the Walker Cup? Start watching future stars in the Junior Ryder and Canon Cups to figure out who will play well at match play in the 2010s.
2006-09-24 @ 22:04
Comment from: JRC [Visitor] Email
Very good RonMon, I see you catch on veri kwiklee lahdee.

Fun, isn't it? I suppose it is distracting to readers for me to "fat-finger” the keyboard and not correct the typos before posting; my apologies.
2006-09-24 @ 22:52
Comment from: Anthony Urquhart [Visitor] Email
I doubt Patton could type very well either.
2006-09-25 @ 02:50
Comment from: Andy Ryan [Visitor] Email
Don't be too disheartened American Golf fans. You still have some great golfers and fantas and fantastic support. Your Captain was a gentleman and your players professional
. I think a problem with your tour is the fact that (I could be out here) the top 100 or so golfers in the USPGA tour win A million dollars a year. This means that without really having to try they can make a living comfortably. I hope something changes so that more empahsis is put on the Ryder Cup for your countrymen.

Here's to Kentucky in two years see you then.

One proud Irish Man.
2006-09-25 @ 04:01
Thanks Andy. You're right, just over 70 guys are on more than $1m at the moment on the US money list and that's sure to rise by year's end. But don't forget that there's a few Europeans on that list (Luke Donald on nearly $3m and your own Pod Harrington on $1.2m) so it isn't just America that has 'pampered millionaires'. So how come Europe's cosseted cash-machines could cut it?
2006-09-25 @ 04:29
Comment from: Shanks [Visitor] Email
Tim, I will be talking about my prediction on my own blog very shortly. Just as soon as I recover. I knew the Americans were in serious trouble at 2 points on Friday afternoon when Luke Donald's ball did a "Freddy Couples" & stopped inches from rolling in the water on the fringe of the 18th green and when that rainbow appeared over the 18th green during the 27th shower of the day. Kept hearing in my head "When Irish Eye Are Smiling".
2006-09-25 @ 10:00
Comment from: Lloyd Beasley [Visitor] Email
Do you by any chance have the mailing address for tom finchem. thanks
2006-11-01 @ 07:43
Comment from: Anthony Urquhart [Visitor] Email
Sorry LLoyd but I don't. It would not surprise me, however, if it wasn't either tfinchem@pgatourhq.com or tomfinchem@pgatour.com.
The tour does not list email contacts for its headquarters, but it does have a phone no: 904-285-3700. Hope that helps.
2006-11-01 @ 17:00

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