In a heart beat, yes I would. Welcome to academia. I applied to work with Lonnie Thompson as a phd student and would have jumped at that chance. If I'm offered a post-doc with the ecology department at Ohio State (since they do work at the UM Biological station) I would jump at that too. I've applied for grants with OSU faculty, I've talked to them at conferences and asked their advice, I drank with them and when to lunch together...in general I have no issues at all.
Oh wait, I guess I'm not as much as a fan because I'm not a fanatic.
I don't normally promote prejudice, racism, or hatred toward any group of people, but I, honestly, I'm not doing it here either.