QUOTE(Dread @ Jun 20 2011, 09:12 PM)
unc fans seem overwhelming liberal and NC State fans are overwhelmingly conservative
I said nothing about students or alumni. Now shhhh the adults are talking.
Um, because obviously fans of schools don't live vicariously through the reputation of the students? Like you do with Duke?
I'd be willing to bet that it's because conservative religious farming families have historically sent their kids to school for FARM101 since 1. it's a sure thing 2. their reputation has been harvested for decades. If you're a conservative good ol' boy and like football, then it's easy to identify with a school that stables the self-projection.
QUOTE(The White Spot @ Jun 21 2011, 12:05 AM)
As for the fans of the ESL team in Raleigh, they pretty much have a direct connection to the school. They either 1) attended 2) work for the school or 3) have a parent that attended. The reasons to pull are too hard and the school is generally very conservative both socially and politically.
There's a clear difference between fans of athletics and fans of the University.
Political leanings: the sports fans are equal on both sides. Those with connections: conservative and liberal split. With friends at both schools, it's pretty much all my liberal leaning friends went to unc, everyone else to State.