Explore the BBC
A great contest - at the end of the day the 3 point gap on day one won it for them.Great play by both sides - I have been riveted.Roll on 2010 - 35 miles down the road from me - when can I order tickets?
view all 123 comments
posted Sep 23, 2008
we got beat fair and square - get over it. Westwood made himself look an idiot by bleating on about the crowd.He and the rest of the European team should have used that to their advantage - created a siege mentality.As for Faldo's batting order I think he was spot on. if Jiminez, Poulter,Westwood and Harrington had turned the lower half blue it would have put pressure on the earlier American players to get it done
add comment |
complain about this comment
Quoting Westwood: "The crowds in Europe, if the US team miss a putt there's silence and then a clap because we've won the hole, there's not the clapping and cheering straight away."So what... In Davis Cup (tennis) when the away guy makes a mistake and loses the match, people don't wait a second before cheering for the winner... It's nothing to do with respect. You win something you celebrate right away !
Enough Westwood..........stop whining...........You lost........so what if a couple of idiots shouted at you.........give up the sport if thats the case
The sooner Weekley goes back to the trailer park he was found in the better. That said he played very, very well.
We lost fair and square and Westwood should know that the American crowd are full of idiots - especially in a state like Kentucky which is fully of Rednecks...... I watched in New Jersey with 7 American friends and even they were embarrassed. I'm of the belief that you should do whatever you need to do to help your team so it's their call.... I mean the chants are unimaginative (as are all US sports chants) but it helped them out..... What I think it worse is the way their players celebrate before winning a match (i.e. holing a put to win the 17th and going nuts and high fiving) but then again that's the American 'culture of now', like when an American football player makes a good tackle and goes crazy as if they have won the Superbowl...... it's stupid but it's what they do.Roll on the next one - we need a new chant - EU! EU! EU!
The Americans have more right to be nationalist than the Europeans, they are a nation state, all speak the same language and the American golfing supporters have far more in common with their players and each other than the Irish have with the Spanish for example. As far as Europe is concerned, the Ryder Cup is essentially 'nouveau golf' with some pretend nationalism thrown in. For "BOOOOOOOOOOO" read "LUUUUUUUUUUKE" two years ago. And Boo Weekley's antics are no more embarrassing than Paul McGinley jumping in the lake with the Irish flag draped around him two years ago (unquestionably one of the worst and most cringeworthy moments in Irish sporting history). I'm not sure that the Ryder Cup means that much to any of the players, despite the flag waving and the supposed comradeship. Do you think that Harrington would trade one of his majors in for a few Ryder Cup victories? Not a chance.
comment by unbeatablePinkFloyd (U12682557)posted 18 Hours AgoBobJobhead (U11302170)hehe there's always onePS: put ya ears back in your pocket and speak when your spoken to in future-------------------------You're a big hard man typing that over the internet aren't you? If I ever met you in person I'd f 0 0 k you up, you f u c k i n g p u f t e r.
posted Jan 15, 2009
Sorry, but all the whining from the Europeans simply reeks of poor sportsmanship and double standards. Anyone remember 2 years ago in Ireland when supposedly nude pictures of Tiger Woods' wife were published by a European rag during the Ryder Cup? They were completely fake (her face imposed on someone else's body) but still that kind of behavior is unacceptable. However, Tiger took it with grace and dignity (given that he had to because of the lack of outrage from Euro fans) and didn't go off crying about it. The Europeans lost and the Americans won fair and square. Get over it my Euro friends.Although, it IS interesting that when Europe wins it's due to skill and expertise, yet when the Yanks win it's due to Europe simply not playing their best. Too funny.
posted Jan 16, 2009
Took you a while to come up with that reply didn't it?
posted Jan 17, 2009
Not at all. I just happened upon this thread the day I posted it.Whereas, without a doubt, you Euros will be harping about our supposed "bad" behavior 2 years from now. And 2 years after that. And 2 years after that. . . .
average rating:4.11 from 9 votes