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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for www.czabe.com and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at czabe@yahoo.com.

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    Czabe, unless you’re a VIP you really can’t see the Ryder Cup in person. You can say you were there, but you can’t see much golf. First two days there are 50,000 people watching four matches. I’m not better than you at math, but that’s gotta be over 10,000 people per match.
    Most patrons find a seat, stay put, and drink themselves into oblivion. And they see about 10 real golf shots per session.

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      Hosel Rocket

      I got to see a Friday round at one of the early President’s Cups at RTJ and it was a mediocre experience in person. Only a few holes have play so everyone is crowded together. I can only imagine more of the same, but worse at the Ryder Cup.

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    Jonny Mo in the 920

    Well said Czabe. About the fans tho, if you’ve ever been an opposing fan at a Vikings or Twins game, you’d understand what kind of meatheads live in Minnesota.

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    Mike in Pa

    Great assessment, Czabe. I’ve watched every Ryder Cup since I attended the debacle that was the US loss at Jack’s course, Muirfield Village. It’s not often that golf keeps you on the edge of your seat, but it did today. I couldn’t walk away for fear I’d miss something. The Reed / McIlroy match was an instant classic. My one question for you is, would you rather see a course set up such that it produces tons of birdie chances like Hazeltine was this week, or an absolute monster (tight fairways, deep US Open type rough, ridiculous greens)? I think I’d rather see guys play a really tough set up where they fight for pars to win holes. I think it adds to the drama.

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    Tick Tock

    Not sure if u caught the interview with ElDICK after the fact. This guy couldn’t of been a bigger DBag if u paid him. I guess once a prick forever a prick.

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    Tom N. in PA

    Agree with most everything and especially the lack of the pro tracer. It was nice that in their limited use they showed the carry but pro tracer needs to be used for every drive and shots of 150 or more.

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    Bubba’s interview in contrast to Tigress’s was incredible. I think Mr. And Mrs. Watson should write a book on how to raise kids.

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    2nd best part after McIllroy/Reed was Tiger getting booted from the team photo not once but twice!

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    Rick DeLisi, Ashburn VA

    As for Johnny Miller: Here’s all I ask, NBC…please just tell us…who LIKES this ass-clown? This dour negativo who sucks the joy out of watching TV golf like chrome off a trailer-hitch. I am more than willing to BTFO (back the f*** off) if there’s ANY kind of research evidence to indicate that, in fact there IS a solid core of fans that love the guy. (Suggestion: Perhaps you can leverage the CBS research that points to the core of fans who love Phil Simms). I’M WAITING…

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    We should stop trying to “grow the game”. It only attracts the idiots, like the Tiger fans that don’t watch unless he’s playing. Think the ones that got tossed for screaming obscenities are real golfers?

    We’re gonna miss Miller when he’s gone. Don’t tell me you prefer that Nantz ass-kissing to the honesty that Miller brings. Where else are you going to hear a great HOFer saying exactly what he thinks? Faldo? Please. I will say that Feherty is much better on NBC now that he’s toned it down and shooting from the hip instead of the McCord-like, scripted jokes

    I went to every session of the first 2 President’s Cups at RTJ. The first one was great as it was new and there were around 5-10K people there each day. I was able to walk with groups for their entire match and see nearly every shot. Was kind of like the Kemper @ Avenel on a Thursday morning. The crowd was at least double for the second one and access was a little more limited but I was able to see most of what I wanted. But the Ryder Cup? You couldn’t PAY me to go.


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