U!S!A! U!S!A!

Ryder Cup? Butt-whipping. Davis Cup? Pimp-slapped. Men’s and women’s hoops? Spanked.

What with all the humble cobbler Americans been eating around the world of late, we’re developing a bit of an inferiority complex – and it is not flattering. Well, quite sniveling and thank Charleston (West Va.) firfighter Phil Pfister, who recently became the first American in 24 years to win the World’s Strongest Man competition.

Phil Pfister saves the Charleston fire department thousands in fuel cost each year.

The 35-year-old was in second place going into the final day of the 10-day event last week in Sanya, China, which included such very All-American competitions as the bus pull, tire turn and car push. Really. Then he won the last five events to capture the coveted title.

The 6-6, 325-pound firefighter was back at work today. He told the AP: “I haven’t even gotten a good night’s sleep yet.”

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