Re: Why be a real sport's fan when you can just...
When I attend games, I stay until well after the final siren, win, lose or draw. I've sat through 50+ point victories, and I've sat through 50+ point defeats. You admire the sport and for a fleeting moment marvel at how that team is dismantling yours, or you're cheering like crazy at the mauling ahead of you.
A real supporter is one who is there through the thick and the thin, and will always support, no matter what.
The best match I went to was Arsenal vs Everton back in 2005, traveled all the way to London and we got beat 7-0. Stayed till the end and applauded the Arsenal side as they done their lap of honor for the last home game of the season, I've never seen a side destroy us like that, it was actually a joy to watch.
Seeing the GOATS like Henry, Pires, Dennis B and Paddy V just flow perfectly was a sight never to forget.