I am not going to comment on the race stuff extensively, because I don't come here for that. I specifically did not address that part of your post for that reason. Generally speaking, though, when discussing internet topics with people, rule no. 1 should ALWAYS be to avoid ad hominen attacks and name calling. When someone resorts to personal attacks, either against the poster or some other group of people who aren't even part of the discussion, that generally means they are unable to respond to the argument directly (a man who is out of ideas). It's what makes political discourse these days so ugly. Just don't go there.
You posted the following which I would like to discuss:
"Also, I realize some people can watch games and root for both teams. Many more do not. I was simply weighing in that I respect people who have one allegience more than those who have several. A better example might be all of the Steelers fans I would see in Cincinnati when the Bengals were more Browns-like. I used to hate people who were from Cincinnati, and rooted for the Bengals most of the time, but conveniently had an uncle/grandpa/fling/etc. from Pittsburgh. Sure it would've been a lot more fun to root for a successful team, but my idea of sports is rooting for my team, explicitly."
You are entitled to your opinion, just appreciate that life circumstances are often more complicated than that. If one grows up in Cincinnati, lives their whole life there, attends UC, there is probably little reason they would root for other teams under most circumstances. For me, I was a Buckeye fan as a kid, thought I would one day go to OSU, but because of life circumstances, it didn't work out. Your model seems to suggest that I now have to give up rooting for OSU so I can root for one team "expllcitly?" I think that is silly and we will agree to disagree (which is why I don't buy that UC guy has to not root for OSU, which doesn't even begin to address the haters). And oh, after two years at Akron, life circumstances forced me to transfer from Akron to Arizona State where I earned my degrees. Who would I root for under those circumstances in your model?
The problem I have with UC is the whole hate of OSU, don't care that they don't root for us. I understand your explanation, but Cincinnati is a city in Ohio. There are players from Cincinnati on that team, and one coach. The hate that comes from admittedly a narrow segment of their fan base, where a simple thing like honoring a championship team from the State they play in is absurd and borderline offensive to them, smacks of petty jealousy, is ugly, and I am calling those people out...