As a journalist, I owe it to my readers and viewers to remain objective and dispassionate. But I do root for the teams I pick, even if I'm no fan of that team or its tradition. See last year's Red Sox.
And I rabidly root for teams I pick when Woodrow Paige Jr. goes with their opponents. Woody is my friend and debate partner on "Cold Pizza's" First and 10. Woody and I are as different as Felix and Oscar were on "The Odd Couple." I'm Felix, to a fault.