I was watching some of the pre-Ryder Cup press interviews this morning before coming to work. Goofy American star Bubba Watson (wish I were related, but am not) was asked if he'll get emotional during the tournament. He said, yes, of course, that he cries from time to time on the tour, but expects to this weekend, outside of Chicago.
Bubba then went on to say that, unless he gets drafted, he'll only get to represent the U.S.A. in this event and that it matters a lot to him. He knows he's been blessed to enjoy a fantasy life and said that our soldiers are real heroes representing the country, fighting abroad so we can live our lives here without real worries.
That comment, from such a carefree goofball, stuck with me. We're all pretty lucky. Then, I found this video from a future documentary. This U.S. soldier is on a hilltop in Afghanistan and is wearing a video recorder on his helmet. The action is harrowing, you'll see bullets kicking up dust near him - this ain't the movies - and eventually he will get hit multiple times. (Profanity warning) His body armor saved him, thankfully.