This post stems from a discussion that I recently had with a couple of coworkers regarding former SEC (or in the case of our discussion Big Ten) players in the NFL and if they are from a rival school do you root for them or hope that they fail miserably?
My personal opinion is that once they graduate (or leave early) to go to the NFL I have no problem with rooting for them. Peyton Manning is my favorite NFL player although I wouldn't necessarily say I am a Colts fan, I actually pick who I am going to root for in based on which team has the most former Dawgs on their roster (for the longest time that was the Steelers). This whole thing started over whether me as a lifelong Dawg fan could ever root for Tim Tebow in Denver or do I want to see him fail horribly. Quite honestly I am rooting for the kid to do well, by all accounts he is a good person and it is obvious he is working his tail off in camp to improve as a player. I can see the contrary argument where you want all other schools players to fail so you can go out on the recruiting trail and say "we can get you to the NFL where School X players always fail".
So what do ya'll think about this?