Originally Posted by New York Red
I'm a born and raised UK fan who grew up just ten minutes from the campus, but I've always rooted for fellow SEC schools in the post-season, whether it's football, basketball or baseball. It's certainly a conference pride thing, but it also helps that's UK's two most bitter rivals, by far (Louisville and Indiana), are not in the SEC. There's no way I could ever root for either of them -- in any sport.
I think being able to root for your rivals in Bowl games is a healthy thing. It shows you're grounded and that you don't take sports to a "hating level". People who do that in sports need to get a life IMO