Delete if not board-worthy, but I figure this is actually something many of you also grapple with.
I've always been 100% anti-MSU and OSU in re sports not only head-to-head, but also because any success either program achieves can have a major impact upon Michigan on the recruiting trail. Logic being, the weaker our rivals are, the less likely they are to take prized recruits from us. The more prized recruits that Go Blue, the more likely we are to win national championships. Contested rivalries are fun, but national championships are more fun, so in my world, an 0-12 OSU and MSU is ideal. Simple logic I've always lived by, and it's been easy since my father, myself and all my siblings have Michigan degrees.
But now suddenly my god-daughter has chosen to attend MSU in the fall, and my anti-MSU zen is in full disarray. Half my brain will continue reveling at every MSU loss, but the other half wishes happiness for her, and can't help but imagine her disappointment, all clad in Green as she attends MSU losses.
It used to be saying "State sucks" was easy. Now I always think of her and feel guilty.
What a mess. What to do. Is part of me actually wanting to start rooting for Sparty except when they play us? NEVER! Or? Help me out doc!