Instead, it can send you off into a spiral of doom to a cul de sac of despair.
And when you mix it with politics, what an explosive cocktail that can set off.
|Albandoned! Balkan battle is off.|
Match Abandoned. What a load of Balkans!
Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't the only Manchester United man "distraught" with Nani's red card against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
An armchair United fan from Bingham in Nottinghamshire was so incensed, he phoned emergency services on 999 to complain. Needless to say, the ref remained firm!
When passion outpaces logic that's what happens.
In any other walk of life, you might be sectioned for such behaviour. So why does football always seem to explain and excuse temporary madness?
|Erica Roe in her home kit|
TV companies have a policy of turning the camera away from those who invade the pitch lest it encourages a sea of future disruptions.
I well recall a streaker kicking off the 2002 Champions League Final at Hampden. He dribbled through the stationary team of Galacticos (£300m of talent), all waiting for kick-off and the naked man scored! He then did a celebratory moonwalk to a chorus of cheers before the men in yellow and orange bibs whisked him away.
|The men in orange and yellow, henchmen the lot of 'em|
What about the Walsall fan who streaked in the pouring rain during a League Cup tie with West Ham. He was led away by stewards stark bollock naked wrapped in a rug!
But his and the stewards night was far from over.
He then ran home through the streets of Bescot, dried himself down, put fresh clothes on and went back to the game. He got in to the stadium and then streaked again in the second half!
We'd be nowhere without the passions of football fans - and long may it continue!