I live near Boulder, CO and while it's all Broncos all the time, I work with many CSU grads that are very football crazy about their team. I got a lot of "you really think they can win?"
Mostly PAC-12 band-waggoners. My kids wore their Buckeye gear to school that Monday, and they informed me that night they were the only tOSU fans in the building and they got a lot of middle school smack talk. I told them I was proud they represented and that they would feel much better the next day. Needless to say...they got their smack-talk revenge. :)
I even supplied them with some good one liners to pull out on the haters ("Oh Hey, I think EZE just blew through the OR defensive line and scored ANOTHER touchdown!"). It was a good day for them. Middle school is rough!
I got quite a few congrats at work...like all Buckeye fans, I wear the colors loud and proud.