Does anyone else find it slightly arrogant and distasteful when Americans refer to the US as America? (I'm looking at you, Mike Tirico and Bob Ley).
This bothered me during the olympics and even more during the World Cup. If someone asks where you are from, it makes sense to say "I'm an American." But if you were to phrase it like "I'm from...," I think the appropriate response is "the US" or "the USA" or "the States."
To refer to the US as America is doing a disservice to South Americans, Central Americans, Mexicans, and Canadians.