Mood pic.twitter.com/BZyzzE42ZfWas McDermott wrong to do so? Not really. He has no allegiance to the University of Nebraska; he was born and raised in Iowa, and attended Creighton. And now, his NBA career is starting in the city of Chicago, which is where Northwestern is located. And he's gone out of his way to align himself with the other sports franchises in the Windy City:
— Doug McDermott (@dougmcd3) October 19, 2014
Doug McDermott & Cameron Bairstow chat with Bryce Drew prior to throwing out the 1st pitch @whitesox #BullsAllSummer pic.twitter.com/0TxNH3cPwM
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 5, 2014
Dougie 1st pitch! Bulls F Doug McDermott throws out the first pitch at Wrigley Field tonight. (via @Cubs) pic.twitter.com/Bt9Dm1xz24
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 22, 2014
Yo, it's Doug McDermott at the Blackhawks game. pic.twitter.com/JF5qU54T4ZSo now he's a fan of Northwestern as well. Fine for him. That's where he's making his money now. He owes absolutely nothing to the University of Nebraska. Might be a little awkward for the 10,000+ Jaysker fans who pull out their blue sweatervests in December, but that's their problem.
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) May 12, 2014
But by that same argument, it also reinforces my dislike of Creighton. I have no ties to the school; my dentist graduated from UNMC. I'm a fan of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an alum of the University of Nebraska-Omaha. And just because I live in Omaha doesn't mean that I have to support Creighton.
After all, Doug McDermott made it perfectly clear that you don't have to be a fan of Nebraska just because you lived here.