NEVER EVER ROOT FOR YOUR MOST HATED RIVAL.
Texas fans violated this rule in droves this past weekend and have learned a powerful lesson in college football karma.
College football is a game of the heart...not the brain. It is a game of emotion...not logic. You should never root for your most hated rival even if appears to be in the best interests of your team. Such appearances usually are merely a chimera. I believe it is okay to quietly root for other lesser rivals in such cases. But...
Alabama should never root for Auburn
Michigan should never root for Ohio State
Florida should never root for Georgia
and Oklahoma should never ever root for the Texas Longhorns. And vice versa.
This past weekend the Burnt Orange faithful made a big show of rooting against Texas Tech. Many were joking about borrowing OU gear for the game. Not only were they rooting for their most hated rival...they were rooting against an in-state team...Texas Tech. Since Oklahoma State is not OU's main rival and is in-state I could forsee times when I would have to root for them to help OU in the polls. But I would never in any circumstance root for the Longhorns even if it appeared that it would help OU in the long run. I hope ut loses every game. And if OU needs so much help from texas that it needs my rooting interest...then OU doesn't deserve to play for the championship.
No, it is not logical or rational. But that is the beauty of college football. And because of the Texas fan's blatant disregard for this rule and for an in-state team...college football karma struck back 65-21 in Norman. Now OU has vaulted past texas in three polls and conventional wisdom says that an OU win next week all but guarantees them a spot in the Big 12 Title Game and a chance for a national title shot. All because they utterly destroyed Tech this past weekend.
So to all you Texas fans...thanks for all your support...but we didn't need it nor want it. No one likes a traitor to their own state or their rooting interests. I will never do you the favor of rooting for Texas...ever. Boomer Sooner!