From the "those who refuse to learn from history are destined to repeat it" files...
Johnny Miller thinks that this is the worst European Ryder Cup team he's seen in a long time. He didn't just go out on the limb, but decided to jump up and down on it in his followup: "I can see the US not only winning, but winning by like 5 points."
Davis seems to agree. "We don't have to do anything superhuman. This is the best golf team, maybe, ever assembled."
Alright. Fair enough. After all - we are the absolute best at assembling "the best" year after year after year. So this isn't new news to anyone, especially the European players. What gets lost in all the self-induced hype, however, is that during the past 17 years - the Europeans are clearly the best at "disassembling" the best and sending them home with tears streaming down their cheeks and their heads tucked between their asses, wondering WTF happened yet again.
I mean, this last-minute Ryder Cup bravado is simply what we do best... we hand out those miniature American flags and throw our pep rallies, we now even have an official task force to make sure we've not forgotten anything important, like making sure the wives/girlfriends have already started working on putting together team-building activity schedules each evening for their hubbies, making sure everybody is getting along with each other and happy with the pairings, and we can't forget the inspirational speeches and the motivational music playlists! Gotta have that attitude, boys, to go along with those beautifully-designed patriotic golf bags and playing apparel! Damn, let's just go straight to trophy presentation Sunday evening already and be done with it, we're gonna kick some Euro ass!
And what do the Europeans do? They ain't worried about team building, they ain't worried about needing to be distracted after the matches each evening, they've never once complained about their team apparel being outlandishly bland compared to their opponents.' They just show up, have a good time and play some golf, without the theatrics, without the hoopla, without sensationalism and bravado. They just show up, have fun and play golf.
And that's why you'd never, ever see Paul McGinley (or whoever their captain is) fabricating this enormous, theatrical drama with revealing his 4th and final pick during the halftime show between Arsenal and Tottenham in European football Premier League action.
But the idiots in charge of the US team - this is what we do. We build this up and make it so goddamned important that by the time the first matches roll around Friday morning - we have no other choice but to puke our guts up.
The script continues to get worse and worse, you'd think we would've learned our lesson by now.
"The best golf team assembled, maybe ever" and "They could win by like 5 points"..... way to go, guys. Way to f**ing go!