Malaysian men are a disgrace in this year's Singapore open. Our performance have exposed how weak we are in so many areas compared to the other badminton superpowers. In fact, if we keep this up, we will enter the dark ages again like in the late 70's - earlt 80's. Choong Tan Fook, Lee Wan Wah(and a lot of the other national players) have led sheltered, secured and pampered lives for as long as I can remember. The status these players get from the country is unbelievable. Before, during the golden days of Punch Gunalan, Eddy Choong, Ng Boon Bee, Tan Yee Khan..., monetary rewards and such were seldom mentioned, they even had to foot a lot of their own bills. Yet, they dominated the badminton scene for such a long time, winning numerous Thomas cups, All England titles... the list is endless. True, a lot of people will argue that the level of competition was not so keen then, but that is not what I am getting at. It is the discipline and the attitude those players exhibited that defined Malaysia's golden era. When they represented the country, they looked to the flag each time they won a match, not the bank account. When they won a tournament, the throphy is the first thing they grasp, not the money cheque. We have fallen to a new low with the spoilt bunch that we have now(maybe except Choong Hann), and why we should consider ourselves a badminton superpower still eludes me because frankly speaking, we are not. Tomorrow's match (and the following matches if they survive) for Choong and Lee is pay back time for all the disappointment and heartbreak the fans have suffered for such a long time now. Show us why we should allow you to continue having such wonderful lifestyles when the rest of us struggle everyday just to earn a living. Prove me wrong by going out there with the aim to win, and not just to think about a lame excuse when you are 14-3 down because we are sick and tired of your excuses. As for the rest of them, the bus journey home should not be such a comfortable one.