I'm patriotic, but not when it comes to sports.
I'll always root for Nico over any country, even the U.S. Nico's my favorite, and besides Andy Pandy, I'm not crazy about most of the American team.
But I root for the U.S. team over other countries except Spain. And even then, I rooted for Andy over Rafa even though I knew he wouldn't win.
Now for Ryder Cup, even though my fav golfer is from Spain, I root for the USA because it's been a long time since the US beat Europe. It was a matter of pride.