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Undivided Loyalty

I thought I'd take some of the heat off of uclawarren by raising an issue and making a confession.

I'm a proud UCLA alumni, who graduated in the winter of 1994.  I've been to most every UCLA football game played in the state of California.  I've held season tickets since before I graduated.  I've slept outside for basketball tickets, the Rose Bowl, and have been chased by riot police in Westwood.  Almost every t-shirt I own says "UCLA" on it somewhere.

But (cue the music as I stand up in the YMCA meeting room), my name is Cocoman25, and I went to graduate school at USC.

I know for some of you, this is an unpardonable offense.  And, by saying this, I might be ending my welcome here.  But, I would rather be up front with you, and let the chips fall where they may.

So, lets answer some questions.  Am I a SC fan?  Hell, no.  I detest them.  I've never attended a USC sporting event, other than when they were playing UCLA, and that was to root for UCLA.  I don't watch their games, or support their teams, and I have never posted on a USC blog.  Why then, did I go to SC?  They offered me a full scholarship when UCLA wouldn't.  And, I had several UCLA friends doing the same thing and I rationalized it since 33% of the students in the program were Bruins.  So, when choosing between two evenly ranked programs, I picked the one that was free, and not the one that would have put me in a $100k hole.  Thinking with my pocketbook, and not my heart, which isn't always the best way to go, I know.  

So, judge me if you will.  Just know that my loyalty is undivided.  I love UCLA and will support it until the day I die.  But, can a USC alumni be welcomed in this Bruin Community?  We'll see.

Go Bruins.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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