If the Ravens needed a Steelers win over someone else to lock up a division title or playoff birth could you root for the Steelers? If a Yankee win means the O’s gain ground in the division could you root for the Yankees?
Are there any circumstances under which it is ok for you to root for the normally hated rival of your team?
I think if your rival is out of contention it is ok to root for them if it helps your teams position. Does this make me a bad fan? I am looking for your opinion on this topic?