So the origin of this topic is from an argument I had with a coworker a while back. This co worker is an LSU grad and was talking alot of shit about Michigan football. He asked me if I regretted having gone to Michigan instead of LSU because of the success of the football team. I wasn't even going to attempt to argue football with this guy (importance of tradition, rivalry, etc). Instead I posed the question: "If LSU did not have a football team would you have gone there?"
I would have. I did enjoy that both academics and sports are a source of school spirit. Anyone else want to chime in on this? If Michigan did not have a football team would you still have attended?