For me Football is one of the hardest sports to watch because I'm such a huge fan. I love my Giants and I hate it when they lose like the way they lost last night to the Cowboys. I'm sure there are other die hard Giant fans who feel this way.
Every loss sting and lingers with you because there are only 16 games in a season. Unlike baseball or basketball, every football game is crucial which makes the average fan feel like either it's the best of times or the worst of times depending on whether your team won or lost.
Right now after a loss, I'm feeling upset and it was only the first game of the season! I could only imagine how the Patriot fans felt after their Super Bowl loss because it must have been filled with sorrow and regret!
I think the highs and lows of a football season is what draws many fans to the sport. It's not difficult to follow your favorite team as they play for about three hours every week. I can see the average sports fan becoming hooked on that emotional high off a win and because good emotions are almost like a drug it's not uncommon for perennial winning teams to have life long supporters.