At Mary's gales. I don't like go zags and can watch them late after a second shift.
fair point that
At Mary's gales. I don't like go zags and can watch them late after a second shift.
Or a second favorite college team thread? I have a feeling things could go wrong here
edit. Slippery Rock and Northern Michigan University
With you with those two...
Georgia. Don't know why but I've always liked their program. And Athens is pretty awesome
Georgia for me, also. But I actually know why. I was born and raised in Atlanta and during my formative years was when Vince Dooley reigned supreme and Herschel Walker was winning the Heisman and Georgia was one of the top programs in the country.
My older daughter was born in Atlanta and lived there all of 20 months before we moved to Chicago, but she still identifies herself as from Georgia and wants to do gymnastics one day for the Lady Dawgs. She prefers the Braves over the Cubs/Sox, and UGA over UM :(
I'm partial to Slippery Rock
Generally root for directional michigan schools....I like seeing them do well at all sports.
I've tried to root for hometown teams, but I just can't gain that much interest. It's hard to root for another team when I have so much invested in this one.
I've found the same to be true. I tried rooting for another school, but couldn't bring myself to actually care about the outcome of the games because I only have enough room in my heart for Michigan.
I have liked rooting for Gonzaga in basketball. I also like Pitt and wish we grabbed them instead of Maryland or Rutgers.
I really like their basketball team, and their head coach, Mark Few, is a class act. Tough to follow them prior to the Tournament, however.
I like to follow a school from each major conference and cheer for them to give bowl games a little more meaningful as well as just to make random games more interesting for me.
I don't really have a second favorite team in college athletics. I didn't even go to Michigan, but I could care less about what other teams do. However, I will occassionally root for Ball State since I went there. If this were to include pro sports than I would say Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Pistons in that order.
Marquette basketball and the Montreal Canadiens. How I got attached to the Golden Eagles I'll never really know
Whoever is playing Sparty and the Buckeyes.
The university of Oklahoma. Go sooners.
just started liking them as a youth...I don't remember exactly why.
I have a team that I pull for in pretty much every conference. It makes NCAA sports more fun for me.
Went to a game in Baton Rouge a few years back. Incredible environment. As a result I've kind of hopped on their bandwagon. Les Miles always entertaining as well.
Team Zissou hands down.
Duke in basketball. No other team in football
Just so there's no hiding behind down-votes happening here, I'm the one who negged you.
If you're going to enjoy the benefits of being a Duke basketball fan, I think you have to pay the costs of being a Duke football fan (at least until a couple of years ago).
I live in Indiana. I love watching ND football and IU basketball. I hate them both, but love watching them. If nothing else, it gives me something to talk about at work.
Fight, Fight, Fight for the Cherry and the White!
USC (when Lane Kiffin isn't coaching)...married into a big time Trojan family
The Banana Slugs.
Div II: Slippery Rock, of course.
For non Div II/III schools, still California division, The Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara.
Non CA schools, basketball: Butler.
Non CA schools, football: Nevada. Fun team to watch (and we see them out here in CA).
as awesome as it looks from PCH?
Absolutely stunning campus...but a dry campus and very religious...not a school for everyone.
That was a bit of a shocker for me the first time I visited, for a professional credentialing seminar held at their business school's exec ed facility.
It was weird seeing a group of 30-50 year olds smuggling booze into the building.
Northwestern is also my second favorite D-I team. I've spent a lot of time on their lovely campus over the years, first attending & later working at CTD (aka nerd camp :) ) in the summers back in HS & undergrad. I really like Pat Fitzgerald & their uncompromising academic standards, and we usually get the W against them, so they're not too much of a threat.
Going to ND for my MA certainly didn't make me a fan (in fact I hate them even more now, since half my friends are from there, so I *really* need those bragging rights!). Now that I'm at Catholic University in DC, though, I'm really loving being a D-III sports fan. I go to most of the home football & b-ball games, where the crowds are smaller than they were at my HS. Football is pretty mediocre, although we did finally have a winning season this year. Our b-ball team is actually pretty good for the D-III level, though. We won the National Title in 2001 & always are in the running for our conference. Last year we won the conference championship on our home floor on a last-second shot and all rushed the floor. I love rooting for a D-III school, because it's a lot of fun when we win, but it doesn't ruin my afternoon if we lose. The stakes are lower, so it's much easier to shrug off.
Winning the conference last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V14gztRXwo
The real USC South Carolina gamecocks! I started watching them with Lou holtz when they were winning 5-6 games. They have become so much fun to watch and I love the old ball coach despite what people think of him.
I've lived in Seattle for nine years so...
I love the badgers!
I had a great trip there for our victory in 01, and then another great trip a few years after that... plus they win their rose bowls...
and I don't even mind their basketball team.
I can't root for any other D1/FBS school. Besides UM, I'm an alum of an ACC and another B1G school. I just can't muster any feelings for these schools. I don't donate to their alumni associatons. It's just UM for me.
Now, on the D2 level, I root for the Michigan Tech Huskies whenever possible (excepting D1 hockey matchups with Michigan, of course).
If not, then the Pats. Best-run organization in football, and would that the Lions could learn a thing or two from them.
Plus, I like to follow teams with former M coaches, like San Diego State and Arizona.
The Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State University.
It's a four-way tie between Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre Dame & Penn State. Each of them represents something wonderful and unique and I have a deep, geninue respect and admiration for their players and fan base. In many, many ways - these four schools represent all that's "right" with the world of athletics and something Michigan can only hope to become someday.
Sorry this is silly question. You simply CANNOT have a "second favorite school team" anymore than you can have a seond favorite best friend forever or a second favorite first time you got laid.
So there is no other team you would want to see win unless they played Michigan? And obviously you can't have a second favorite "first time" of anything since there is only one first time, but you can have a second favorite band, car, vacation spot, place to eat, bar, etc. so why not a second favorite team to watch? This question is not silly at all.
I disagree. Grad school degrees entitle you to support that school so long as there is no conflict with Michigan. Also, childhood loyalties are tough to shake, but again, with the same caveat.
That's ridiculous. Of course you can have a second favorite team.
Look at the vast majority of responses. Most are in the "i like the flying hedgehogs from Rhode Island State Teachers College" category which means they really arent somebody's "2nd favorite school".
I agree with the grad school angle though. And candidly I was just goofing around cause I was bored. Can we all agree that you cant have a THIRD favorite school then?
We have to draw the line somewhere.
Your question is a bit vague, with no limitations. So I'm taking this in several different directions.
However, when it is all said and done, I will always be a Michigan fan, first and foremost.
U really put some thought into this
They were very fun to watch durin the Tedford years but my god how far they fell. I don't think sonny was the right hire
Was just talking to a co-worker about how many great players they had in the last decade. Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Desean Jackson, Jahvid Best to name a few... Just bad timing with the USC juggernaut in the same conference during that time.
Second favorite: Ohio Bobcats.
Second favorite in the Big Ten: NW