We love America??
I was reading ESPN's page 2 about the superbowl and I almost choked when I read the following! Everyone knows that America thinks they are the only country that matters but I think this has taken it to a new level. Check this out!
"Could anything exceed the Super Bowl for hype, audience, glamour, cost or public fixation? Could anything exceed today's football at the high school, college and pro levels for disproportionate prominence in a world where 10,000 things matter more than touchdowns? I think something can and I think that something is football. Football is on its way to becoming more important than it already is, though for reasons that might surprise you.
The least significant way in which football could grow still more important is financial. There's plenty of room for expansion. The popularity of American-style football is likely to grow internationally gridiron is taking off in Mexico at the moment, for instance. Not only is football fun to watch and to play, most of the world continues to admire the United States and look up to us it's our foreign policy the world disdains; the American dream remains beloved almost everywhere. As democracy expands and more nations liberalize, more nations will long to become like the United States. And since football resides near the core of American culture, more people internationally will want the sport. They will reason, "America is strong and free and prosperous, America loves football, maybe football somehow helps you become strong and free and prosperous." There's a case to be made that football actually does help society I'll suggest why in a moment. Anyway, this awareness, spreading globally, will increase the impact of the sport."
Rest of the article: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/070206