It seems a lot of people rip Stewart Mandel, but I think he's ok RELATIVE TO other sportswriters. His mailbag is about the only thing on college football I read besides mgoblog. That being said, the last couple of weeks have involved a discussion about who one should root for when two teams face each other: the team you grew up with or your alma mater. Mandel thinks it's clearly your alma mater. Others disagreed in this week's mailbag, with one fan saying he lived and died Texas football for 18 years. Mandel counters that "college is such a formative time in a person's life". LOL. Uh, yea, because the first 18 years are pretty insignificant.
So what do you think? I was raised a Michigan fan through and through (essentially all of my family and an older brother who would punish me for failing Michigan quizzes) and couldn't imagine rooting for another team to beat Michigan no matter where I went to school or lived.