Oh, the disappointment…

The European Ryder Cup team matched the largest comeback in history, coming back from yesterday’s deficit of 10-6 to win the Cup today 14 1/2 to 13 1/2.  What a huge disappointment for USA!!  The day started out with the bizarre twist of Rory Mcilroy almost missing his tee time.  He was due to tee off at 12.25 EST and arrived at 12:14.  He jokingly blamed it on the Golf Channel, indicating he had been watching TV all night and was confused by the difference between EST and Central Time in Chicago.  Never the less, he made it in time to tee off and managed to win his match  round.  Poulter was one of the huge stars for the European team, going 4-0 in his matches, the first player to do so in Ryder Cup history.  The US sent out the young guns early hoping they could continue to play as well as they had done on Days 1 and 2.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.  Europe ended up taking 7 of the first 9 out.  Luke Donald, the hometown Chicago boy but playing for Europe was one of the big stars.  Michelson and Bradley who had been huge for USA during earlier play both faltered.  Bubba Watson could not sustain his earlier success either.  Zach Johnson managed a win for team USA but Kuchar faltered.  Duffner was the third to last and did manage to win out.  Stricker and Woods (win less throughout the entire Cup as it turns out) were to bring up the rear in case a final win was needed.  Stricker could not get it done against Kaymer and the Woods match ended being moot (he did in fact halve his match with Molinari).  What a big disappointment for USA.  Huge come from behind victory for Team Europe and once again the USA is without the Cup (have not won since 2008)!!  It was a very fun watch, oh, the drama, right up until the Cup was decided around 6:15 EST.  The crowd and the excitement were intoxicating.

Yes, the NFL was in action today.  The Falcons had a great come from behind victory over the Panthers and improved to 4-0 and have a comfortable lead in the NFL South.  The Saints lost to Green Bay and are on an apparent polar opposite path at 0-4.  Peyton looked great this afternoon in the Broncos’ decisive victory over Oakland.  Sunday Night Football will feature “little brother” Eli and the Giants against  Micheal Vick and the Eagles.

College Football polls are out and LSU dropped another spot in the USA poll.  FSU pulled up to number three in that poll but remained at number 4 in the AP.  Bama and Oregon continue in the top two positions in both polls.

The Good Wife season premiere is tonight.  Here’s to hoping this smart and interesting drama can continue its success for this season.

Again, oh, the disappointment for Team USA in the Ryder Cup today!!


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