I decided in elementary school that I liked UM best because sparty colors sucked IMO. My Dad is a spartan fan but likes to see UofM do well also. One of my grandfathers couldn't care less. The other was a Diehard Roman Catholic Notre Dame Fan. My sisters would lean more toward State. Mom doesn't care. I remember following closely the likes of Brady and Henson first. Best Brady memory was the game against Penn State his senior year I believe. Benny Joppru (sp?) was one of my early favorites after watching a couple of bootleg plays. Tim B. and Mercury Hayes were the first players I remembered. SO many scattered memories (hell, I even liked Tractor Traylor and Avery Queen lol).
I did'nt learn to hate OSU really until late high school. Had a soft spot (due to family) for ND until college and now I hate them second to OSU.
No family lineage at UofM and I did not go there. Always loved and appreciated the tradition and the colors and the sunny day games watching on TV in the fall. Great memories.