Loyalty. It’s devotion. It’s faithfulness. It’s considered one of the highest acts of life.
And think about this: the opposite of loyalty is betrayal.
The reason for all this loyalty talk is because I must define mine this week.
In two days, I start first year orientation at the University of Washington School of Law. I’m a Husky. But I’ve lived the majority of my life in Nebraska, growing up with Cornhusker football. I’m a Husker.
This week the Huskies play the Huskers in football.
Which side will I choose to root for?
Well, I was a Husker fan before I was a Husky fan.
But I’m at the school of Huskies, not Huskers.
If my choice of who to root for was based solely on law school rankings, it would be an easy choice: purple and gold.
If my choice was based on nothing but football programs, it would be an easy choice: scarlet and cream.
So how do I choose?
I’ve not taken so much as a class at the University of Nebraska. And they turned down my law school application.
Washington didn’t. And they gave me an incredible scholarship to pay for my education.
The Huskers have given me memories.
The Huskies will help provide memories for my children.
Now you see why my loyalty is being challenged.
Which side will I choose?
I’ll let this picture do the talking.