The more I post, the more I find myself wanting to use "us" and "we" when talking about the football team. I am not a U of M grad, although I steered my little brother to Michigan over ND and tOSU and he graduated in April.
I have developed a strong aversion to people who have no connection to a school using inclusive terms like this. I don't know if this is a result of constant bombardment from tOSU fans who act like they've toted the ball for the Buckeyes, called plays, etc. or if I'm being self conscious because I'm not a real Michigan Man. Pro sports fans don't bother me because you don't have a realistic chance to be a part of the team or organization at that level.
Is there a name for this disorder? Am I alone?