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Happy October (hockey month?) … Europansies win again

Posted By Carp On October 1, 2012 @ 1:40 am In Hockey,New York Rangers,NHL | 53 Comments

Can I just say something about the Ryder Cup?

Why is it that those who cover golf don’t understand it? Or is it just that they are paid to analyze something that really can’t be analyzed.

Year after year after year, Ryder Cup after President’s Cup after Ryder Cup, all we hear about is camaraderie and chemistry and emotion and the team room and all this crap, which is really what it is. Totally crap.

It’s golf. Moreso, it is match-play golf. Anything can happen. Usually the team that makes more putts wins. It has nothing to do with camaraderie, chemistry or team play or emotion. Yeah, that stuff is all nice, but it’s putting that wins. Also, we hear about this captain’s decision or that captain’s failures or this captain’s expertise … when that, too, depends on putts.

On Friday and Saturday, Team USA had all the camaraderie, chemistry and emotion and unity and Davis Love III was a genius.

On Sunday night, Team Euro had all the camaraderie, chemistry and emotion and unity and Jose Maria Olazabal was a genius. When, in fact, the event was a virtual tie. The final was 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 because Tiger conceded a half to Franesco Molinari in a match that didn’t matter. The actual score was 14-14. These were two very, very evenly-matched teams and the event was a virtual split, and yet the US failed and the Euros were being exalted. And really, the difference was a single putt.

And, oh by the way, T.W. was the worst player in the whole event. A total of 24 players in 28 matches. He was the worst.

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While we’re on other sports … God, what a joy it was to cover the Jets yesterday … I know most of you can’t stand the Knickerbockers. But some of you like them. And for those who do, Howard Megdal is taking over our LoHud Knicks bl0g. So check him out at:

knicks.lohudblogs.com and @LohudKnicks.

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Finally, still got a lot of time and openings for guest bloggers. So if you want to give it a shot, or another shot, drop me an email at rcarpini@lohud.com.


 


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