I started watching Ohio State in 1984 when I was a kid. I remember that team with Chris Speilman, Cris Carter, Keith Byers. I was hooked. I had no idea what college even was at that time. I didn't go to OSU, but I had a lifetime of fandom by the time I went to college. At that point it was no longer a choice, really. I was a fan, and I've never been able to divorce a team I was a fan of (lord knows I've tried with the Bengals). Even when I went to Michigan, I thought maybe my loyalties would switch given that I had a real connection to the school. But it didn't happen. Sometimes fandom chooses you rather than the other way around.