So as I sit here watching my Bulls absolutely dominate the Hawks, I was thinking about Joakim Noah. Who I HATED while he was at Florida. I was pissed the Bulls drafted him, thought he sucked... and somehow in year 3 he dragged me in. I like Noah. I like his awful hair, hideousness, and jerk demeanor.
Simmons' classic example of this is Lambier. Someone who I LOATHE as a Bulls fan... but would probably love if he was on my team.
How do you deal with players you hate going to your teams? Are you a Browns fan - did you cheer Brady Quinn when he was drafted even though as M fans we know it's all yackety sax? Can you root for OSU players in the pros? (not that there have been too many great ones recently) Any packers fans out there with AJ Hawk jerseys? I love the Bears and hate the packers, but love Woodson, and am conflicted there.
Who are your biggest conundrums as fans? How do you rationalize the Love/Hate?