Tevi, that’s silly. It obviously depends on what the prize is. Wimbeldon and the (usually) Olympics are games based on objective merit. When the best person wins, that’s a great achievement, not a coded expression of anti-Americanism. If the mullahs established an award for “Greatest Humanitarian” would you be cheering “USA! USA!” in the hope that some American would win it?
For what it’s worth, I have a record and people can say about it what they will. If some moron decides I’m not patriotic, you know what? I am somehow going to carry on and — hard as I’m sure this will be – try not to lose too much sleep over it. I think we’d all be a lot better off if we didn’t worry so much about what people who don’t have our interests at heart say about us.