September 21, 2002

The US v Europe.: The Ryder Cup starts on Friday and at last we will have a contest that can unite spofiers from either side of the pond in mutual enmity. I hope to overdose on genteel trash talk (copyright worldcup2002). All the pre match talk is of the players and management being respectful of each other and not resorting to the antics of previous encounters. Sod that for a game of sodding tin soldiers. We owe you yanks big time, I hope we kick your asses and rub your noses in it. I hope the citizens of Sutton Coldfield can rouse themselves from their slumbers for once and make some chuffin noise. The ladies are already sticking it to em, long may it continue!

posted by Fat Buddha to golf at 03:47 PM - 10 comments

I hope we'll have Colin Montgomerie to kick around this year. The world's most sensitive golfer is warning that he might have to beg off the Ryder Cup this year, because he has an ouchy.

posted by rcade at 05:43 PM on September 21, 2002

I thought things got out of hand last time, admittedly, mainly because of the behaviour of the American team and suppporters. I sincerely hope there is less jingoism this time around. Oh, and that Europe wins handomely. :-)

posted by salmacis at 03:20 AM on September 22, 2002

Hey, FB, really sorry those ladies of yours couldn't finish what they started. I suspect that was just a preview of what's in store this week. I'm only sad that I don't think there will be much drama on Sunday -- the U.S. will have it wrapped up by about the fourth singles match.

posted by jmpeterson at 10:29 AM on September 23, 2002

Oh dear, I wish I'd kept my trap shut, still it was only the girls. There is an interesting account here of a particularly bad tempered match in 1969.

posted by Fat Buddha at 11:46 AM on September 23, 2002

Nothing like a bout of fisticuffs to light up a round of golf, eh? I've got a hundred quid down on Woods KO vs Garcia, round 1.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:53 AM on September 23, 2002

Yes, bring on the US team: not simply because they're a bunch of prissy cheats, but just so that we can once again berate their awful, wittering, inate 'U-S-A'-ing, surgically-enhanced wives. Hubris, meet nemesis.

posted by etagloh at 05:00 AM on September 24, 2002

inate? inane. it's early.

posted by etagloh at 05:01 AM on September 24, 2002

because they're a bunch of prissy cheats You got any backup for that claim, etagloh? Are you talking about Mark O'Meara replacing his ball 1/8 of an inch in front of his mark? At least the U.S. team isn't a bunch of prissy whiners after a loss (cough ... Mark James ... cough)

posted by jmpeterson at 10:40 AM on September 24, 2002

Let's just say that the US team at Brookline perfected the art of being 'bad winners', down to celebrating before the Cup was in the bag. Oh, and egging on their boorish galleries. And... oh, I fucking hate golf normally, but the Ryder Cup is matchplay, which is golf-as-real-contest, and it's always been tight and tense and spiky in living memory.

posted by etagloh at 07:34 PM on September 24, 2002

Whoo hoo!! Europe 1 up after 1 hole. The US should concede now to save further embarrassment.

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:19 AM on September 27, 2002

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