Does Canada realize how embarrassing its ridiculous delight in Mike Weir over Tiger Woods is?
Canadians are funny. Not always intentionally either. Still, you’d think even people who love hockey (which automatically drops your IQ at least 50 points) would understand how embarrassing this frenzy over Mike Weir beating Tiger Woods in a glorified exhibition match at the Presidents Cup is.
What’s Canada going to go bonkers over next? The Blue Jays beating the Yankees in a spring training game? The Toronto Raptors managing to lose to a New Jersey Nets team it should have completely overmatched (oh wait, that already happened last spring)? Maple syrup being featured on an episode of some lame reality TV show?
Really Canada, this delight in Weir managing to play halfway decent golf for the first time in about four years is beneath you. You’re Canada. You actually have decent athletes who don’t have to be treated like a special needs kid (Oh, look at little Mikey Weir, he tries so hard!) to be appreciated. See Steve Nash. Or Jason Bay before he finally realized he was a Pirate and forgot how to hit this year. Watch Ryan Dempster close games for the Chicago Cubs in the playoffs.
It’s not like you’re England and you have to pant for tennis loser Tim Henman because all you have is a bunch of soccer players and well … a tennis loser.
I thought WorldGolf.com’s Jeff White captured Canada’s crazy stupid love for Weir perfectly when he noted the “Go Mike” sign outside of a cheap hotel in Montreal in one of his excellent reports. (Though who knew Montreal - one of my favorite cities - had cheap hotels.)
Still, it’s hard to stomach an entire country making a complete fool of itself. And that’s what Canada has done by glorifying Weir for winning a completely meaningless match.
Come on you moose snugglers! You’re better than this.
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Here is a reminder from Wikipedia:
"There was still considerable bad blood after the match with some of the European players complaining about the behavior of the American galleries throughout the match. Sam Torrance branded it "disgusting," while European captain Mark James referred to it as a "bear pit" in a book recounting the event. There were also reports that his wife was spat at by a spectator."
We sure did not see things like this in Montreal.
Your knowledge of golf is about the same as the the average American knows about Hockey - little to none.
Perhaps you should try writing about hockey too. At least then the person that stumbles upon this site by accident which I am sure are many like myself will have some some variety to amuse themselves to these suspect blogs.
Didn't you say on another thread that the Internationals were better team players than the selfish Yanks? And that they would beat the Americans because they like to do the pubcrawl together?
How did that work out?
Tiger : Yeah, I'd hate to see Mike bawling on TV like he did after I crushed him in the PGA a few years ago.
Nicklaus : Hit it OB and act mad if necessary to keep it close. Take it to 18 and then make sure he wins 1 up, that's the best scenario. We got this cup locked up and all the Canucks will be gathered on 18 and will go home happy. Take one for the team.
Tiger : Will do.
Americans on the other hand voted in G.W. Bush and Co. Twice.
Of course, if Americans dominated the sport, we'd all be listening ad nauseum to how great the game of hockey is. But they don't dominate the sport so, of course, it sucks.
Anyway, I will say this: I think eldrick threw "little mikey" (who I agree is over-rated) a bone. Here kid, I've got enough hardware for the year, you have this one, solitary, meaningless match to keep you warm all winter.
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