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    Would you root for a rival?

    I got this from another blog several months ago. A Baylor fan was saying that if the Big 12 broke apart and Baylor went to C-USA or a small conference along those lines, he would still root for Baylor, but would have a bigger interest in Texas, even though he hates Texas right now. He believed it is better for the state of Texas to see at least one school in a power conference and for all fans to get behind this school. IF ISU fell to a "smaller conference", would you change keep your affiliation with ISU and root for ISU and someone in "power conference?" I cannot honestly find myself rooting for anyone outside of ISU not even Iowa even though I live in the state.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I got this from another blog several months ago. A Baylor fan was saying that if the Big 12 broke apart and Baylor went to C-USA or a small conference along those lines, he would still root for Baylor, but would have a bigger interest in Texas, even though he hates Texas right now. He believed it is better for the state of Texas to see at least one school in a power conference and for all fans to get behind this school. IF ISU fell to a "smaller conference", would you change keep your affiliation with ISU and root for ISU and someone in "power conference?" I cannot honestly find myself rooting for anyone outside of ISU not even Iowa even though I live in the state.
    I'd root for ISU if they went NAIA, and if I was forced to support a division I team from my state that wasn't ISU, I'd move.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    I got this from another blog several months ago. A Baylor fan was saying that if the Big 12 broke apart and Baylor went to C-USA or a small conference along those lines, he would still root for Baylor, but would have a bigger interest in Texas, even though he hates Texas right now. He believed it is better for the state of Texas to see at least one school in a power conference and for all fans to get behind this school. IF ISU fell to a "smaller conference", would you change keep your affiliation with ISU and root for ISU and someone in "power conference?" I cannot honestly find myself rooting for anyone outside of ISU not even Iowa even though I live in the state.
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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    I would root for Iowa State. They are my school through thick and thin.

    Just stupid if you feel the need to associate yourself with an AQ school just because.

    No worries though...ISU will be just fine.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    I would. Under no circumstances will I ever root for Iowa. I may not wish for them to lose anymore but I cannot root for them. I would still be a Cyclone but I would probably put more energy into Michigan. Of course, that is pretty stupid because it isn't really an either/or type of deal. You can root for more than one team. It's not like it takes all of your energy to root for a team.


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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    I grew up following Notre Dame, and will always root for them, but ISU is and will continue to be my team.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    I'd still root for ISU, but Wisconsin would likely become my primary team. I could never go back to cheering for the black and gold, even if it was good for the state.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
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    The thought didnt even come from me, came from a Baylor fan, so you fail.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I grew up following Notre Dame, and will always root for them, but ISU is and will continue to be my team.
    ewww ND



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

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    ewww ND
    My dad's side of the family are Irish Catholics living in Indiana.. so I had little choice! lol



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    The thought didnt even come from me, came from a Baylor fan, so you fail.

    Well you just double failed then, for saying it came from a baylor fan. Come back when you have an original thought.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    My dad's side of the family are Irish Catholics living in Indiana.. so I had little choice! lol
    But you said it yourself - you HAD a choice.

    Put him in the iron maiden...


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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    My dad's side of the family are Irish Catholics living in Indiana.. so I had little choice! lol
    Ah just giving ya hell. Im a die hard Illinois fan since my whole family went there except me, so I understand your loyalty.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Let me thi...no.



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    Re: Would you root for a rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Ah just giving ya hell. Im a die hard Illinois fan since my whole family went there except me, so I understand your loyalty.
    Illinios fan? Fail.



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