"America is a great country. I've been in the south, in the center and in the north. I like it. Americans are very good people. There's just too much air-conditioning."
-- Italian star Mario Balotelli, who this week became just the second non-U.S. pro soccer player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine since 1994. (David Beckham was the first, in 2007.) (SI.com)