Ignoring the elephant in the room - I ponder -
When ever I write the word "State" - in my head, I spell out "S-T-A-T-E - go State!" And whenever anyone (on television, in general conversation, in writing) asserts "We are..." I always (serious now) answer back "Penn State." Which is a little odd, because my entire football life (except for that one year, right after graduation, when I sat in the West Stands - chalk it up to youthful bravado) I have sat in "We are" territory.
So - I have to ask - Is this weird? Do you all do this as well?