I just saw no reason for that cringe factor from purists whatsoever. There was also no jingoism. The Panama fans mixed comfortably among the crowd. Isn't it nice to see a collection of patriotically dressed people who are actually pleasant to foreigners?
For someone who didn't attend college, Gregory Smith is intellectually agile and has an amazing command of language. It's not so much that he uses big words as the fact that he uses rich ones. He's almost lyrical.