Originally Posted by MWM
There's no way I could hate Michigan any more. I absolutely loved my two years in Ann Arbor. It's a wonderful place and a fantastic place to go to school as well. It's hard to harbor ill will when I have such a fondness for the University. Afterall, these are institutions of higher learning first and foremost. But I will say this: it has taken some of the joy out of being a Buckeye fan.
But I've been watching and following the Buckeyes since the 1984 season. Their Rose Bowl loss that year to USC was my first real sports heartbreak. I was too young to to be heartbroken by the 1982 Super Bowl.
That makes perfect sense.
It probably is easier to maintain hatred for Louisville athletics if you're a UK fan since you're still surrounded by bunches of UK fans and there's no real geographic separation.