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Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
That article is so stupid, it's funny. The Europeans had been tweaking their selection process virtually every Cup year until they got it just so (while the Americans incredibly never changed from that idiotic 2-year top 10 system). The Euros still review it in between Cups and will again in a couple of months. Faldo said that they were happy with it and wanted the status quo, well AFTER he was aware of the American changes.
09/26/08 @ 11:28
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor] Email
It really is nonsense. First of all, who says that availing yourself of more wild-card picks constitutes cheating? The competition is the United States vs. Europe, correct? Thus, the whole idea is for each side to field the best team it possibly can from its citizenry. If the US had brought in foreign ringers and expeditiously granted them citizenship to buttress their chances, it would be a different story. It's only common sense, though, to field the best team you possible can from your available pool of competitors.

In other words, if it's "America" vs. Europe, it logically follows that the only relevant stipulation is that our players be "American." If our selection process is superior, whose fault is that? Why do golf writers spend so much time theorizing about the kind of job a captain will do before the competition and criticizing the job he did do afterwards? What I mean is, if the captains were locked into a certain formula for choosing their teams, there would be little reason to credit them for success or blame them for failure. The formula would bear the brunt of the responsibility. Choosing a team is integral to the captain's and relevant golf association's roles. And when one side performs that role better, it's not called cheating. It's called superior judgment.
09/26/08 @ 13:16
Comment from: Jim C [Visitor] Email
The Anericans did have an unfair advantage in the Ryder Cup. If they had made it more like the Davis Cup and had them play tennis insted of olf, I believe the Europeans would have wn easily.
09/26/08 @ 23:52
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Olf? What the hello Kitty is Olf? Does anyone have a spare keyboard 'G' for im, I mean, Jim? Who could we put up against Federer and Nadal? Who else would the Euros have in tennis, a bunch of Russian stars, right?
09/27/08 @ 05:30
Comment from: Dave M [Visitor] Email
Ron Mon, absolutely correct. I read this article, thank goodness it was not too long, and it was pure crap. This guy needs to be replaced with a monkey and a keyboard. At least something worthwhile will come forth occasionally.
09/27/08 @ 11:26
Comment from: Oliver Sudden [Visitor] Email
Corcoran's article is just plain stupid. The concept in the Ryder Cup or any team match in any sport is you bring whomever you want and play. In other words what Smails said.
09/28/08 @ 10:29

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