FanPost

Liking Two Different Schools? What?

So, to start this off, you'll need just a tiny bit of background information... I'm obviously a Tennessee Vols fan, born and raised just North of Knoxville. Unfortunately, my folks had a job transfer and moved to Indianapolis. Now, don't get me wrong, I love it up here, but it's just not the same. Almost equally as unfortunate as moving to Indiana is having to deal with IU, Purdue, and Notre Dame fans, and lots of them. I got into a pretty heated argument tonight, and wanted to get opinions of people who I don't see on a regular basis.

Issue after the jump...

There is an anomaly in Indiana. People here have an issue liking a single college. You have your IU fans, who rant and rave over their basketball team but are embarrassed to even admit they have a football team. Then you have your Notre Dame fans, who while aren't pitiful in either sport, lean heavily on their football heritage. I guess Purdue is in the same boat as Notre Dame, minus some heritage...

My issue is most people I meet are IU basketball fans and Notre Dame football fans. I don't know about y'all, but that drives me nuts. I firmly believe in cheering for a school, in every sport, no matter how bad you are in certain sports. People in Indiana don't feel the same way, and say it's perfectly OK to like separate schools in separate sports. I tried making the "Liking Tennessee in football and Memphis in basketball" comparison, but it didn't get through to them.

What are your opinions? Is it ok to like one school in football and a totally different school (even one in your own state) in basketball?

FanPosts are most often submitted by users. The views and opinions expressed in FanPosts do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by the editorial staff of Rocky Top Talk or SB Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rocky Top Talk

You must be a member of Rocky Top Talk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rocky Top Talk. You should read them.

Join Rocky Top Talk

You must be a member of Rocky Top Talk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rocky Top Talk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker