I hate telling people what to do. OK, that's probably a lie.
The thing is, now that UConn is officially playing for the national title on Monday, I have to point out that there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY YOU CAN ROOT FOR THEM TO WIN A NATIONAL TITLE (unless you're the d-bag who picked them to win in your bracket and you can win money, and seriously, why the hell would you do that to yourself?).
Here are the two reasons people have been giving on the interwebs to justify this BLASPHEMY:
1. UConn represents the Big East - We need people to respect the conference
-Here's the thing guys. If Butler beats UConn, will there be anyone in America (Indiana is not actually America) who thinks the Horizon League is better than the Big East? Seriously. Any damage to the conference from early exits has been done. Any redemption by one team making the final four or even the finals has been done too. People are going to think what they want about the Big East at this point. Monday's game will not change that.
2. But Butler ended our dream season last year - I hate them as much as I hate UConn
-Are you f-ing kidding me???? Seriously, you need to take it down a notch, crazy person. Butler beat Syracuse one time, ending what could have been a dream season, but ultimately was not meant to be. The Bulldogs came within inches of a national title last year. They were better than Syracuse last year. They deserved to win, and they deserve to be where they are right now.
-And another thing. Have all you people forgotten who UConn is? They're coached by Jim Calhoun. A notorious, and unapologetic cheater. He fights for the same recruits Syracuse does. He is constantly compared to James Arthur Boeheim for wins, national titles and final fours. If he wins a third national title, he has the upper hand over Boeheim. They will have the upper hand in recruiting. THIS CANNOT BE TOLERATED.
So, rooting for UConn is the same as rooting against Syracuse. You are rooting for us to lose recruits, because you are propping up the prestige of a rival program and coach who competes with us for recruits and on the court. You should be ashamed of yourself.
I propose that anyone who roots for UConn tomorrow is no longer a Syracuse fan. Turn in your badge, and your gun and pack up your things. And don't take any office supplies on your way out. We're watching you.