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  • June 16, 2020
    Now that was ugly. [b]New Orleans Saints Jerseys 2021[/b] . No, not the thrashing the Europeans gave to the Americans at the Ryder Cup. That was a strong performance by the defending champions, but it was more or less expected. They came in as favourites and delivered. The ugly part was what came after, when Phil Mickelson threw a string of verbal Molotov cocktails into the smoking wreckage of the U.S. team. Lefty, reportedly still pouting after being sent to the bench for all of Saturday, used the final press conference to push Tom Watson off the edge of the cliff, saying his system didnt work and that players werent consulted. At the very least, this wasnt a stab in the back. Mickelson lobbed his bombs while sitting at the same table as Watson. If you ever wondered why the Americans have trouble pulling together to win one of these things, Exhibit A is now up for viewing. Yes, he was answering questions, but it was a classless, heartless move by Mickelson, against a guy who merely tried to find a way to get 12 players who were underperforming to win points. Watson took the high road in response, as did Jim Furyk, when he was asked his opinion. Mickelson should have done the same, and got on his plane and headed home. Alone. Ryder Cups arent won by the captains; theyre won by the players and the Americans simply stunk as a whole. Perhaps there were a few things Watson could have done differently. He might have sat Mickelson and Keegan Bradley on Friday afternoon, then brought them back on Saturday for one or two sessions. Or he might have asked the golfers who they wanted as a partner, although it seemed the pairings went pretty much to form. No, the real reason the Americans lost is because they were awful. Bubba Watson went 0-3. Matt Kuchar and Jim Furyk both went 1-3. Zach Johnson managed a half-point. Rickie Fowler, in two Ryder Cups, is still looking for his first win. No pod system is going to make putts for you or help you hit fairways. Even if you get the team invested, you still have to play stunning golf to beat Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose. What Mickelsons comments do is turn what could have been a graceful defeat into an ugly ending. They fan the flames of a lack of team atmosphere, about discussions of dissension or, at the very least, individualism rather than cohesiveness. All that fun on the ping-pong table in the team room now seems rather shallow. Perhaps Tom Watson wasnt the right choice as captain and maybe his style wasnt right. But to carve him up in front of the press – including those genteel tabloid types of the U.K. – was simply not right. I know one thing for certain: I wouldnt want Phil Mickelson as my captain down the road. [b]New Orleans Saints Jerseys 2022[/b] . -- Andy Dorman and Kelyn Rowe scored in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in the first leg of their Eastern Conference semifinals series on Saturday night. [b]Cheap New Orleans Saints Jerseys[/b] .Airport spokeswoman Heather Lissner said that all departing flights were back on schedule. However, arriving flights were still trying to catch up.Super Bowl Sunday got off to an inconvenient start for hundreds of passengers trying to get to Phoenix for the game.VANCOUVER - Dave Dickenson is thankful the Canadian Football Hall of Fame considers quality over quantity. Dickenson was among seven individuals named for induction in Canadas football shrine Friday night. Joining Dickenson in the players category are Leroy Blugh, Eddie Davis and Gene Makowsky while Montreal Alouettes owner Bob Wetenhall, former CFL player, coach and GM Bob OBillovich and longtime amateur football coach and administrator Larry Reda will go as builders. Dickenson, 41, spent 10 seasons as a quarterback with the Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions. In 143 career games, the native of Great Falls, Mont., completed 67.5 per cent of his passes for 22,913 yards with 154 TDs and 50 interceptions. Dickenson is the second-most accurate passer in CFL history behind Ricky Ray of the Toronto Argonauts (67.6 per cent). Dickenson was the CFLs outstanding player in 2000 and won two Grey Cups, earning game MVP honours in 06 with B.C. Dickenson was hampered by injuries throughout his career, something hes glad voters didnt hold against him. Im very appreciative, Dickenson said. More than anything I was just happy the voters decided to vote on quality over quantity. Theres certainly an argument out there both ways but I felt when I did play I was with the best in the game. The date and location of the 15 induction ceremony wasnt immediately available. The new inductees will boost the Hall of Fames membership to 278. Dickenson, currently Calgarys offensive co-ordinator, is preparing to face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup game Sunday at B.C. Place Stadium. While the timing of his induction isnt exactly ideal, it doesnt diminish the significance of the honour in Dickensons mind. Its important to me, he said. Every one of us wants to leave a mark, or at least I do. You want to do good things not only for yourself but you want to make sure youre remembered in a positive way. The validation of a Hall of Fame (nomination) is people respected what you did and respected how you played and obviously you played well enough to get into that super elite club. Im very happy about it, they cant take it away from me. I know a lot of the history and believe in this type of stuff. Ive been to the Hall of Fame in Hamilton multiple times. To me, its a pretty big accomplishment. When players go into baseballs Hall of Fame, they must choose which teams cap theyll wear during their induction ceremony. Dickenson is thankful he wont have to decide between a Stampeders or Lions hat when he goes into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. I had some great years in Calgary and to me a lot of great years in Vancouver, he said. [b]New Orleans Saints Jerseys Online[/b]. It wouldve been an interesting deal if you had to put a hat on. Dickenson is especially happy to be in the same induction class as OBillovich, a fellow Montana native. I think it was time to put him in as well, Dickenson said. He was a good player, coach, general manager . . . he pretty much did it all. OBillovichs CFL career spanned five decades as a player, coach and general manager. The 74-year-old native of Butte, Mont., played five seasons as a defensive back and quarterback with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 63 to 67 before serving as an assistant coach with the squad from 76 to 81. He became the Toronto Argonauts head coach in 82 and spent eight seasons there, winning his only Grey Cup in 83. He also served as the B.C. Lions head coach/GM (90-92), returned to the Argos as head coach/GM (93-95) and also served as Hamiltons GM (08-12) before retiring. Blugh, 48, played 15 seasons in the CFL as a defensive lineman with Edmonton and Toronto. He won a Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 93 and was named the leagues top Canadian in 1996. After his playing career was over, Blugh served as the head coach at Bishops, his alma mater, from 05-10 and two seasons as an assistant at Queens. Last year he was the defensive line coach for the Ottawa Redblacks. Davis, 41, played defensive back for 15 seasons with Birmingham, Calgary and Saskatchewan. His best season was 98 when he had 77 tackles, three sacks and four interceptions for the Stampeders. A two-time Grey Cup champion, Davis was also named a CFL all-star on four occasions before retiring prior to the 2010 season. Makowsky, 41, a native of Saskatoon, spent his entire 17-year career with Saskatchewan. A five-time league all-star, Makowsky was twice the CFLs top lineman (04-05) and a finalist in 08. He appeared in a club-record 284 career regular-season contests and another 16 in the post-season before retiring after the 11 season. In 2013, Makowsky was also inducted into the Riders Plaza of Honour. Reda has been involved in minor football in B.C. for over 50 years and in 2011 received the Commissioners Award from CFL commissioner Mark Cohon. He was also honoured by the NFLs Seattle Seahawks for his longtime service. Wetenhall has owned the Alouettes since 1997 and the club has appeared in eight Grey Cup games, winning three, over that span. Wetenhall was a primary figure in the expansion and restoration of Percival Molson Stadium on the campus of McGill University and in 11 received an honourary Doctor of Laws Degree from the school, its highest honour. ' ' '