I'm having trouble coming to grips with my feelings for Bama fans.
We went to Dallas with 3 Alabam fans who couldn't have been cooler or more knowledgable in College football. Every Bama fan we met leading up to the game was extroardinarly nice and egaging. They all wanted to talk about the game and get our persepctive. However, it always seemed like they were waiting for us to concede their superiority as much as wanting us to give them our thoughts.
During the game, we sat next to a dozen Bama fans who never once taunted or even looked our way whent things started going bad. They only wanted to cheer for their team's success and really seemed to get no joy from our suffering. One random Bama guy offered up his loaded nachos as a peace offering during the 2nd half.
When we were leaving with a few minutes left in the game, they all stood up to shake our hands, say "good game" and honestly wish us a safe trip.
However, it just doesn't feel right. It was as if we were 7 year olds on the basketball court playing the grownup, and the grownup wouldn't take any satisfaction from beating the little kid. I'm not even going to use the "little brother" analogy, but.....
Although they were super nice, it felt so condecending I can't reconcile my feelings of anger and appreciation.