I caught a small bit of the USA playing against Montenegro in water polo on Sunday and I found myself thinking that it would be pretty cool for Montenegro if they won. I realized that for most Olympic events it really doesn't matter very much to me what country the winner hails from. They are all a bunch of people that I've never heard of before and won't ever be aware of outside of the Olympics. If a guy from Poland beats a TeamUSA guy for gold medal in a cycling race then good for him. I don't root against Americans, I just don't root for them just because they are Americans.
I have a lot of respect for athletes from shitty countries training in shitty conditions and then being able to compete with our athletes who are comparatively pampered as hell. I have a hard time rooting for them to fail.
Judging by some of the posts in other threads there are more than a few here who think having the USA kick some Olympic ass is a big deal, For me, the only one I really care about winning is basketball - as I think it would be an embarrassment if they lost. Everything else - let the best athletes win.
So what says Buckyville - have I become Demayo (where the fuck is Demayo anyway?) Do I hate America? Do you get upset when the USA loses?