Home cooking at the Cup

Updated: November 4, 2012, 1:05 AM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Forget the Ryder Cup when our guys got tight collars in golf shirts and frittered away the trophy to the Europeans.

Grass horses running in the U.S. restored some national honor to the worldwide sporting arena, blowing the Euros off the grass at the 2012 Breeders' Cup. Talk about cocky: One of Europe's finest, Excelebration, raced two weeks ago at Ascot and then hopped a jet and graced SoCal with an also-ran performance that reeked of jet lag, temperature lag, accent lag and overconfidence ...

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