Tag: <span>Ryder Cup</span>

Yes, still sniffling, but the worst has passed. In some ways this cold/man-flu has been a pain in the ass, in other ways it’s been helpful.

Ohhh who am I kidding… I was going to say that it’s helped me realise how much I’ve been enjoying my jogging, and that it’s given me time to think about stuff.. you know, that whole “time to reflect” kinda thing but, jogging aside, I’ve done little except try to stay awake during the day, watch old movies, and keep myself dosed up on all sorts of drugs, herbal remedies and spicy hot curries.

Anyway, on to other things.

The Ryder Cup for one. Well done Europe for… well.. without overplaying it I think the word “annihilation” may feature in the tabloids this morning.

Other news I’ve “missed” include the ongoing Blair/Brown bore, the near-death experience of the hamster (glad he’s getting better!), and lots of other exciting things that have slipped by my Lemsip-addled brain.

It’ll be back to work tomorrow, and back to life, and we’ve a busy week coming up.

Well my wife does, as she’s out every night this week. I’m gonna take it easy until this damn virus is out of my system, and then, hopefully, I might have something to talk about!

Update: How remiss of me not to thank you all for your kind thoughts and suggestions. I tried most of them, including the “bung” (made of tissue, soon failed due to over absorption), and can safely say that not one did the trick but I think the combination of them all helped to subdue the bug. I’m currently applying for shares in Kleenex. Ta muchly, one and all. Yer not a bad bunch.


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Bassett’s Fruit Allsorts are top. Want one?.. ohh sorry, I appear to have eaten them all.

My Gran (85?) uses phone banking.

Ryder Cup heading destined for Europe?

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Man. Who?? Sorry Gert but your team aren’t looking too hot these days, dare I suggest that Mr.Keane is needing replaced? Where is the Gerrard, Vieira or Lampard for Man U? Most impressed with Liverpool last night, looks like the recent acquisitions will pay off. Owen who?

And Bayer Leverkusen prove what all football fans know, money can’t buy you everything, by beating the Galacticos 3-0.

And finally a mention for Tuesday night’s Scottish representatives, from the Guardian Football section:

“With two away games looming, Celtic boss Martin O’Neill already has one eye on the Uefa Cup. That’s the spirit.”

Golf now, the Ryder Cup looms and I have to admit that it’s one of the few golfing events I really enjoy. Hal Sutton (brash and loud) versus Bernhard Langer (professional and… well… German) is a clash of polar opposites. Colin Montgomerie is deep in the midst of a two year career slump, and as ever the stats say America will walk all over their inferior (on paper) European rivals.

And that’s why I love the Ryder Cup, it rarely goes to form. I know that at some point I’ll be engrossed in a match between Paul Casey and Chris Riley, who? Exactly!

In fact I think it’s only the spectacular failures in other golfing events that have really captured my imagination – most notably the way both Greg Norman and Jean Van der Velde contrived to lose major trophies.

So it’s nice to be cheering for a winner, to be on the positive side of things when the Ryder Cup comes along, and of course that’s why I watch sport. I don’t support a particular team, but enjoy revelling in that moment of glory and despair, victory and defeat, and marvelling at the drama of it all.

Are you a sports fan? Are you a dedicated fan or occasional viewer? Why do YOU watch sport?

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