I have rooted for the AFC since its founding. I always root for an AFC team when they play an NFC team, unless the result will adversely affect the patriots. The AFC plays better football. I like our style of football. But, how can you like the style of football and root from the NFC instead? I also root for past patriot coaches and players. I understand Boston fans hating other teams so much. I think it part of being a Red Sox fan. The only AFC teams that I ever actively disliked was Miami under Shula and Denver under Elway. That was because SHula made his own rules and beat us 18 times in a row, and of course I got tired of our annual trip to Mile High.