Nah ... don't plan on it
I don't hate the esks just because I love the Stamps ... I just don't like them. Notwithstanding that they're our biggest rival (so why should I like them?), I have my own reasons. I'm sure it's got a lot to do with what I learnt as a kid. Stamps = Good, esks = bad. Not to mention the constant ribbing from the relatives in Edmonton. And the fact that I grew up during the Oilers-Flames battles of the 80's/early 90's.
Who knows how or why, but I just grew up with the notion that Edmonton is the bane of Calgary's existence. (Don't worry, I now know this is not true.) When I was about 8 years old, I remember being shocked to hear that if Edmonton was hit by another tornado, Calgary would send aid. I just figured we'd let them fend for themselves. This was my skewed childhood perception
I don't have to hate the 'shmoes in order to love the Stamps. But, like many other Stamps fans, I do. Hey, it's not carved in stone. During 2005, I hated the Riders more than the 'shmoes.
And "hate" is a relative term in this case, anyway. In the CFL, it's synonymous with "8th-or-9th-favourite-team", to me. I would cheer for the esks against any NFL team ... but I would dread the fallout from the edmonton fans, win or lose