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Nick Faldo’s an ‘a**hole,’ Ryder Cup stalwart Sam Torrance says

Already had some mouthfuls from the US Ryder Cup, now for the European team:

Nick Faldo “only opens his mouth to change feet,” Sam Torrance says of his “pathetic” eight-time Ryder Cup teammate’s describing Sergio Garcia as “useless.”
Sam Torrance
Sam Torrance

While it has been all Sturm und Drang in the American camp since Team Europe routed the U.S. squad in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, there has been nothing but a love fest for captain Paul McGinley and all things Euro since his team’s convincing victory in September.

Turns out, with 2014 Euro vice captain Sam Torrance lashing out at Nick Faldo for calling Sergio Garcia “useless” during the recent competition, the U.S. no longer holds exclusive rights to Ryder Cup disgruntlement.

“To say that right in the middle of the Ryder Cup, what was the a***hole thinking about?” Torrance said in the latest issue of Bunkered magazine. “The reaction in the team room was magnificent. The guys rallied round Garcia.”

Until now, Faldo had provided the only hint of a controversy not aimed at Tom Watson and his charges when he took a swipe at Sergio Garcia. In his role as TV analyst during the competition at Gleneagles, the 2008 European captain off-handedly threw Garcia under the golf cart when he criticized his performance as a member of his team.

Garcia refused to engage in a war of words with Faldo, who led Europe to its only loss since 1999, and the mini-firestorm burned itself out.

Until Torrance stirred the embers by torching his eight-time Ryder Cup teammate.

“Really, it was pathetic from Faldo,” Torrance, who was just warming up, continued. “He’s an a***hole … He just opens his mouth to change feet.”

Torrance termed Garcia one of Europe’s “best team players … an incredible kid, with the heart of a lion,” a terrific guy in the team room, and blasted Faldo for saying otherwise.

“Garcia’s not a team player?” Torrance asked rhetorically. “Have a look in the mirror, pal.”

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Traitor, Seduction and Other Nasty Terms

The picture at the top is Benedict Arnold. He is synonymous with TRAITOR. I hope you all remember him from high school. If not, I will have to write a blog on the demise of the education system.

The next guy is REPUBLICAN Congressman Doug Lamborn from Colorado who says he and like-minded House Republicans are trying to destabilize the American military in order to foil American foreign policy abroad. No really, he’s bragging about it. This GOP congressman says he’s urging American generals to resign rather than follow president’s orders.

Doug the Colorado Congressman
Doug the Colorado Congressman

That is exactly what Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) told a group of voters he wants to see happen, the Colorado Independent reported.

A lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes, saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation,’” Lamborn said Tuesday, adding that if generals resigned en masse in protest of President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, they would “go out in a blaze of glory.”

Lamborn, it should be noted, is a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

Remember the Bush years, when we were being told that not supporting the president during a time of war was tantamount to hating America, and that we had to “watch what we say,” and American intelligence agencies were monitoring anti-war groups like the Quakers under the suspicion that they might damage the war effort.

If you’re meeting with American military generals and telling them to quit en masse to be able to undermine the president’s ability to conduct military operations, what the hell do you call that?

I’ll wait. I am dying to hear the explanation for this one.

Now the third picture is golfer Phil Mickelson.

Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson

The Ryder Cup ended Sunday with the US team loosing, but the most entertaining part of the week for the USA side may have come off the course in the post-event press conference. All 12 members sat on a dais for a joint press conference, and thankfully Phil Mickelson was seated on the far left, well away from Captain Tom Watson’s position in the center.

In a horribly tense and awkward press conference for the USA team, but delightfully entertaining for the audience, Mickelson savaged Watson’s captaincy this week, and did so on several occasions. The most notable critique was the overall Team USA deviation from the 2008 “pod” strategy put in place by then-captain Paul Azinger.

My conclusion is PHIL IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER. Imagine him trying to survive in a REAL team sport. Even the baseball, football and basketball SUPER STARS respect their coach.

Yes, I know golf is not USUALLY a team sport.

Guess Phil should just compete as an individual and not ever again accept an invitation on a team. He would NOT if I was the Captain.

Guy’s head gets bigger as Tiger’s goes to normal. The rest of the team flew over TOGETHER on a chartered plane. But not Phil. REAL TEAM SPIRIT PHIL! Guess he did not want to sit for a while with a group of golfers he feels superior to and a Captain who he hates his guts.

 

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