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European Media Lambaste the Americans After the Ryder Cup - Is this what Europeans really think of Americans?

European Media Lambaste the Americans After the Ryder Cup - Is this what Europeans really think of Americans?

Old Oct 4th, 1999, 01:54 AM
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As it happens, Liza, on the whole I agree with you about Montgomerie; but (in fear of extending this thread, which has just about come to the end of its natural life) 2 previous posts have referred to the occasion on, I think, the 7th tee, when he was twice interrupted by the crowd, and the fact that his father had to leave because he couldn't stand to hear what was being said to him by the crowd.

No-one's perfect, least of all me/us, but I thought it was pretty awful behaviour. And for the record, Scots football fans have a pretty good reputation for behaviour.
Old Oct 4th, 1999, 06:28 AM
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I was there. All of you are assuming that the gallery/audience was primarily American. Certainly there were many, many Americans, but I witnessed many foreigners cheering for the American team...
Old Oct 12th, 1999, 06:47 AM
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Hey -

Check out Alistair Cooke's take on the whole brouhaha . . . his last 2 columns have been really insightful:


:) TT
Old Oct 12th, 1999, 08:05 AM
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Can I please be the caboose on this endless freight train?
Old Oct 12th, 1999, 05:53 PM
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I'm still waiting for Tony to inform Doug about the purported dominance of British sport. What scintilla of a sport does Britian dominate? I think Doug has pretty much hit the nail on the head and believe Tony's head is hurting fairly badly as a result. Doug probably erred though in his generous observation regarding the British National Croquet team but Tony if you really want to zing Doug just post the query: Guess where all the best croquet mallets are made? Perhaps Tony is still napping.
Old Oct 12th, 1999, 06:03 PM
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OKAY.....listen enough of this tomfoolery....I was at Valderama and I was at The Country Club and let's just say that neither place qualified as a chapel. At Valderama there were quite a few incidents that I witnessed personally by Europeans fan that were less than "Angelic". So let's just all agree that neither side can claim this or that, we all have emotions, we all have a love of sports and when the two combine ANYBODY will react. If you don't your not a fan of sport. I agree "Glass Houses"
Old Oct 12th, 1999, 07:53 PM
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Tim, please don't egg him on!!! After reading some of Tony's other acidic posts I consider myself lucky getting off with only one vicious counter-attack. They might not be able to compete in sports, but some of these Brits can tear you a new a-hole when you rile them up.

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