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    Post  Mongrel on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:25 pm

    OK so I watched a lot of yesterday's matches. Nothing else to do since the PGA event in Greensboro had the excitement level of watching weeds die after an application of herbicide. Now what I saw was some damn good golf. Equal to or better than most Ryder Cup matches. And I also some some rather ugly things. Number One on the Fugly Meter was the USA team uniforms. All red. Sleeveless tops. Undoubtedly picked by a fat person. Mostly likely the captain in her primary beast mode. "Think I'm fat? Well you're all gonna look fat in what I'm gonna make you wear." Starkly contrasted by the tasteful pastel blue striped sleeved tops and white short skirts or shorts worn by the Euro competitors.

    As for the Sportsmanship Meter, it tilted deeply into the tacky-bitchy mode for the USA team. So much so that I am now rooting for the rout. If I see one more dough-girl waving a July 4th parade-sized American flag, I'm gonna puke. If I hear one more drunken chorus of "USA USA" by a quartet of morbidly obese Yanks, I'm goona puke and poop simultaneously.

    I will give mild accolades to the American on-air talent who rightly criticized some of the USA team members' behaviou. Good to see not every citizen is a homer for the pre-event favorites.
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    Post  Pky6471 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:54 pm

    I am watching that Cup now, not sure why but I enjoy it, maybe the support for US team to win even though it could be a miracle, but who knows...
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    Post  FamousDavis on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:48 am

    I didn't see one minute of the Solheim Cup. In fact, I still don't know who won. Was it worth watching?

    I watched the last 6 holes of the Wyndam yesterday. Man, that little caddy is a cutie. Her husband is kind of a cheese ball.
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    Post  Mongrel on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 am

    Yesterday's Solheim Cup play was some of the most compelling golf I've seen on TV for ages. A true EstrogenFest 2013 with great drives, approaches, short-side scrambling shots and putts by multiple players on both sides. I tried to watch the PGA event but like you wrote, the only thing worth watching was the eventual winner's caddy/wife. The US Amateur I didn't even watch except to change to its channel figuring I'd get a few holes of play in only to find that the winner, who looked like a high school freshman, closed out the runner-up early.

    I think that the only way to make the Solheim Cup more exciting and relevent would be to add a third team to the USA/European mix. An obvious choice would be an Asian team.
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    Post  Horseballs on Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:54 am

    Mongrel wrote:I think that the only way to make the Solheim Cup more exciting and relevent would be to add a third team to the USA/European mix. An obvious choice would be an Asian team.
    This has long been my idea for the Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup. All three teams (US, Europe, RoW) play each other at the same venue in a round robin every two years. Call it the Ryderdents Cup, if you must.
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    Post  FamousDavis on Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:48 pm

    Horseballs wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:I think that the only way to make the Solheim Cup more exciting and relevent would be to add a third team to the USA/European mix. An obvious choice would be an Asian team.
    This has long been my idea for the Ryder Cup/Presidents Cup.  All three teams (US, Europe, RoW) play each other at the same venue in a round robin every two years.  Call it the Ryderdents Cup, if you must.  
    I think the LPGA Tour has enough round Robins as it is.
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    Post  Lorenzzo on Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 pm

    Having spent the last couple of days in Washington DC and its Maryland suburbs, I can see how the Solheim cup might seem exciting.

    There's even less tang here than El Paso.
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    Post  tonyj5 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:27 am

    Mongrel wrote:Yesterday's Solheim Cup play was some of the most compelling golf I've seen on TV for ages. A true EstrogenFest 2013 with great drives, approaches, short-side scrambling shots and putts by multiple players on both sides. I tried to watch the PGA event but like you wrote, the only thing worth watching was the eventual winner's caddy/wife. The US Amateur I didn't even watch except to change to its channel figuring I'd get a few holes of play in only to find that the winner, who looked like a high school freshman, closed out the runner-up early.

    I think that the only way to make the Solheim Cup more exciting and relevent would be to add a third team to the USA/European mix. An obvious choice would be an Asian team.
    There will be a new tournament starting next year called the International Crowne. It will be invove 8 countries that will include Asia. It will be round robin syle.
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    Post  Big Dave on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:57 am

    Mongrel wrote:
    I think the LPGA Tour has enough round Robins as it is.  
    Potd.

    It's stylistic I guess. Big momma Carner was an exception in her day. And Laura Davies. Now it seems many of them are round as can be. Even the tiny Koreans. Even right out of college.
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    Post  Horseballs on Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:15 am

    Big Dave wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:
    I think the LPGA Tour has enough round Robins as it is.  
    Potd.

    It's stylistic I guess.  Big momma Carner was an exception in her day.  And Laura Davies.  Now it seems many of them are round as can be.  Even the tiny Koreans.  Even right out of college.
    There are so many obese young people these days. I'm amazed that there are empty baseball fields and basketball courts in the summer. When I was a kid, you had to get to the field early if you wanted to play. It just seems like disorganized sports are a thing of the past. Now, there are crazy levels of organized sports, requiring multiple practices and travel, even at young age groups. That's got to be a burnout on kids and parents.
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    Post  FamousDavis on Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:37 pm

    Horseballs wrote:
    Big Dave wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:
    I think the LPGA Tour has enough round Robins as it is.  
    Potd.

    It's stylistic I guess.  Big momma Carner was an exception in her day.  And Laura Davies.  Now it seems many of them are round as can be.  Even the tiny Koreans.  Even right out of college.
    There are so many obese young people these days.  I'm amazed that there are empty baseball fields and basketball courts in the summer.  When I was a kid, you had to get to the field early if you wanted to play.  It just seems like disorganized sports are a thing of the past.  Now, there are crazy levels of organized sports, requiring multiple practices and travel, even at young age groups.  That's got to be a burnout on kids and parents.  
    It's a strange phenomenon. When I was in elementary school and junior high I played Soccer and Little League. Soccer was in the fall and Little League was in the spring. However, each sport only lasted about 3 months, if memory serves. Baseball had a league called "American Legion" but I think that was for high school players.

    I have two kids and one of them has made all stars in soccer the last 3 years in a row. We have been pressured by other coaches and other families to put her into this competitive league where they play all friggin' year long. They say things like "oh, she'll be coached by people who have played professionally and she'll become such a better player".

    Personally, I don't think that playing more will necessarily make someone a better player. I think a certain amount of time off is necessary to keep the kid enthused and allow them to do other things. Plus, these competitive leagues are expensive, require travel and end up taking up all of your time.

    With some of these parents, it almost seems like they are doing it for themselves or that they've gotten so caught up in it that they don't even know why there are doing it in the first place. Most girls will not continue playing into high school and will not get a scholarship. If my daughter is going to be good enough to play in college then I see no reason why she can't accomplish that by playing in the fall 'rec' league.

    I guess I'm old school but there are more important things than having your whole life revolve around your kids sporting events. For one thing I don't think the kids like it. Plus, she plays basketball in the winter and seems to enjoy that more than soccer.
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    Post  Horseballs on Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:26 pm

    This chick I worked with in western NY had a 4 year old on traveling hockey and lacrosse teams. She would travel all over NY and Ontario for 4 year old hockey. WTF?
    My cousin has a senior in high school who has been playing soccer 12 months per year for the last decade. Traveling several times a year to Kansas City, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, etc. Good player, but he hasn't gotten any scholarship offers yet and likely won't.

    Thank god video games sucked ass when I was a kid. Whatever happened to shame, bullying, and negative peer pressure? Fat kids were shamed and harassed into losing weight. Crybaby kids toughened up. Now, there are so many fatties, it's become normalized. Same thing with food stamps. If you're going to use food stamps, damnit, act ashamed about it and don't use them to buy Mountain Dew at a 7/11.
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    Post  Player on Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:30 pm

    No doubt kids these days have got soft. In my youth we werent allowed to stay indoors during daylight hours, now it seems kids live their lives behind a keyboard. No wonder kids are getting geriatric conditions like high blood pressure, fatty livers and low bone density and arthritis in their teens.
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    Post  FamousDavis on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:28 pm

    When I was a kid we'd walk 2 miles to this giant bookstore that had a whole wall of magazines. We'd find the good section, put our skateboards down and then sneak a Penthouse or High Society from the shelf and put it inside a Sports Illustrated. It took a lot of effort to keep the sales floor people from getting suspicious. Nowadays, people just plop down in front of a computer to see that stuff.
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    Post  Lorenzzo on Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:18 am

    It seems to me the east coast is a whole lot fatter than the west coast. During our trip last week we were awed by the obesity. The most interesting (and funny) east coast fat phenomenon is the obese cop. We saw a bunch that were at least 100 lbs. overweight.

    But the fattest people I've ever seen in uniform were the TSA agents at Reagan, Logan and La Guardia Airports. The over under waist size at Reagan had to be at least 50. Workers in Asia producing those things must think they're for livestock.
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    Post  Mongrel on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:36 am

    Actually, the obesity situation has been with the human race for eons. What is really happening is the process of homo sapiens culture by the Alien race that has its hands on the buttons that control what happens on earth. Millions of humans are unwittingly fattening themselves up to be the tastiest cuts for our Reptilian brothers from afar. The moral of the story is, the thinner you are, the less likely you are to get eaten. The reason that obesity cuts across racial lines is simple. Some Reptilians prefer the white meat. And some like the dark meat. Just like turkey. Bon appetit!
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    Post  FamousDavis on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:11 pm

    I've done a lot of traveling and the worst obesity I've seen is in Houston, TX. I think a lot of it has to do with how many fast food restaurants are in the area and the weather. The second worst would be Atlanta.
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    Post  Mongrel on Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:36 pm

    Up until the past few years, my wife and I enjoyed going to cruises out of Baltimore, Florida, North Jersey and Manhattan. Although we've been on other lines, we much prefer Royal Caribbean. I noticed that in the second half of the first decade of the 21st century, the preponderance of morbidly obese cruise line passengers. When we first cruised before the jets hit the buildings in NYC and NoVA, I enjoyed the hot tubs scattered amongst the pool decks But later on, it seemed that every time I tried to go soak in one, there would be at least one middle aged woman standing no more than 5'3' and weighing at least 475 pounds taking up most of a 10' diameter spa. And sometimes there would be Ma and Pa Whale in the same container. And they would like insulted when I walked on by in search of a cellulite-free bubbler. I truly understand the attractiveness of the 24 hour buffets found on some cruise ships. I like to hit them after a few hours gambling away at the casino after dark. And I eat a lot on cruises but am very selective what I eat. And I burn a lot of it off by walking all over the ships. I love being out at sea and walking around the decks. In fact I really miss guns on the decks and missile launchers and torpedo tubes. And you can tell the landlubbers by the mouth-breathing stares you get when you mention works like "port", "starboard", "fore", "aft", "overboard" and "keel-haul". Still and all, no matter how many fatties are onboard, I'm sure that Davy Jone's Locker has the capacity to hold them all. Mongrel out.
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    Post  Player on Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:12 am

    Oz is a fast food lover fatty heaven these days too. One thing Ive noticed is that the lower socio economic demogrhic of the suburb, the higher the proportion of fast food outlets. You would think unemployed bums would spend their time preparing cost efficient meals at home, but they seem to like fast food than decent people who have less time to cook. I often wonder how they can afford to get so fat, but then I remember I live in a welfare state with very generous unemployment bemefits, and a roaring weed trade to top up welfare payments. But I guess they need the money; fast food, booze and cigarettes are expensive.
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    Post  Pky6471 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:07 pm

    Mongrel wrote:Up until the past few years, my wife and I enjoyed going to cruises out of Baltimore, Florida, North Jersey and Manhattan. Although we've been on other lines, we much prefer Royal Caribbean. I noticed that in the second half of the first decade of the 21st century, the preponderance of morbidly obese cruise line passengers. When we first cruised before the jets hit the buildings in NYC and NoVA, I enjoyed the hot tubs scattered amongst the pool decks But later on, it seemed that every time I tried to go soak in one, there would be at least one middle aged woman standing no more than 5'3' and weighing at least 475 pounds taking up most of a 10' diameter spa. And sometimes there would be Ma and Pa Whale in the same container. And they would like insulted when I walked on by in search of a cellulite-free bubbler. I truly understand the attractiveness of the 24 hour buffets found on some cruise ships. I like to hit them after a few hours gambling away at the casino after dark. And I eat a lot on cruises but am very selective what I eat. And I burn a lot of it off by walking all over the ships. I love being out at sea and walking around the decks. In fact I really miss guns on the decks and missile launchers and torpedo tubes. And you can tell the landlubbers by the mouth-breathing stares you get when you mention works like "port", "starboard", "fore", "aft", "overboard" and "keel-haul". Still and all, no matter how many fatties are onboard, I'm sure that Davy Jone's Locker has the capacity to hold them all. Mongrel out.
    This is one of the reasons why I have not been on any cruises yet... 24 hrs eating... since we paid, we tend to eat as much as we could to get our money back, it's a human thing like we go to a buffet for lunch or dinner.  I would rather use that money and travel to Asia, Paris, Italy etc... where I could walk everywhere and sit at boardwalk café , pay as I go.... My friends just got back from the Alaskan cruise, small boat , 50-60 people max and he said he had a wonderful time because small boat would go to where big boat can't get to (1/4 mile to Glacier bay instead of 1 mile away from big cruise)... no "dinner" with captain at night, no shows at night, but wildlife they saw was incredible
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    Post  FamousDavis on Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:34 pm

    It just occurred to me that viewership might increase if they called it the Solheim D-Cup. Naturally, earning your way on the team would require a different set of standards.

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