I like this from Velo News Photo of Bettini on the poduim at World's
Unlike The Star Spangled Banner, the Italian national anthem does not end with the words 'play ball.'
Also, Awsome the US got their butts kicked at The Ryder Cup (that's golf, for those of you who think there's only 3 sports in the World ) and it was in Ireland too!!
Peace Out, as a current National CycloCross Champ would say.