I don't agree with you there Kav because I watch both and quite prominantly. I first grew up watching union it was my first footy love before league and I only got into league through union. How exactly I don't know but I did.
Both codes are vastly different yes but it doesn't mean a person can't be an advocate for both. The only reason I don't spend as much time talking about it here is because I can see a vast majority dispise union to such a degree.
So yes in my view you can love both and watch it for what it is but you shouldn't have to get caught in the cross-fire of having to pick one over the other.
With respect, Victoria, you may be too young to understand and/or experience the bitter divisions that have been created by league's affrontery to go it alone and union's arrogance in trying to squash a much smaller rival. If there is one human trait that I despise more than any other, it is arrogance from a position of strength.