Re: Ten dumbest fanbases in America
To be fair, I didn't go to Michigan for undergrad. Had that been the case I may have switched. I went undergrad to BYU, and my first year there was the year Steve Sarkisian was there and they finished 6th in the country. But that's also the year Ohio State had the best team in the country...and perhaps the best team they've had in the last 40 years.... but also the year of the Shawn Springs slip and another egg laid for Copper against Michigan (I hated Michigan back then. Ha!). I couldn't let go of my love of Buckeye football and didn't really feel a conflict.
But these days I root against BYU and am not fan of the university as a whole and try to distance myself from the affiliation. That leaves me without that connection with a football program. I thought there was a chance that 2 years in Ann Arbor would naturally lead to changed loyalty, but it didn't happen. I love the university and no longer root against them, but I could never quite all the way to being a fan, at least not for football. I find myself rooting for them a lot stronger in basketball.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David