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19-09-2006, 10:08:26

US skipper Tom Lehman spiced things up when he suggested tortilla chips had delayed the team's flight into Dublin.

But just how much tortilla and what type was on board has been the subject of much discussion.

What we do know is the flight was delayed by more than three hours because the American party, including officials, wives and girlfriends, had too much luggage.

And for the record, here's Lehman's account of the tortilla trouble...

He was asked what exactly caused the delay.

"Tortillas," he was quoted as saying by the Press Association. "See the look on your face. I love it. Like 'what the heck are you talking about? Tortillas - what are they?'

"We live in Arizona. It's the land of the Mexican food. And when we over here a few weeks ago it was very difficult to find good chips and salsa.

"I mean, good authentic chips and salsa. So rather than try to find it we decided to bring our own corn tortillas.

"Swear to God. Three bags, this is the truth. My wife ordered them, I packed them into my travel bag and I tried to move it and I couldn't even get it off the ground. I couldn't even move it an inch.

"I must have loaded 200. Little bags of tortillas, weighing five and a half pounds each. I figured that bag weighed about 500 pounds. No wonder they couldn't move it."

So, Lehman may have been joking, exaggerating or merely not so good at maths, but we can take it there was plenty of tortilla.

It will not be a problem on the return trip, though.

"A one-way trip absolutely," added Lehman, "because we're going to eat those babies."

:lol: :lol:

19-09-2006, 10:10:09
Little bags of tortillas

19-09-2006, 10:12:19
Little five and a half pound bags. :lol:

19-09-2006, 10:28:00
200 little 5 and a half pound bags weighing a total of 500 pounds.

19-09-2006, 10:30:29
"We're going to eat those babies." says US Ryder Cup coach

It's good to see they're getting into the Irish spirit, but I think I think someone should tell them that the potato famine was a long time ago and Jonathan Swift was only joking anyway.

19-09-2006, 10:30:59
:clueless: WTF is he talking about?

19-09-2006, 10:50:26
We live in Arizona. It's the land of the Mexican food.

As they said on the radio this morning, isn't it Mexico that is the land of mexican food...

19-09-2006, 11:52:19
The Southern parts of American are mostly Mexican anyway.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
19-09-2006, 12:08:13
With the exception of New Mexico.