WOB, I completely understand where you are coming from. My wife and kids were wondering if I was OK on Sunday night and I was very quiet as I was wondering why I get so upset about the performance of an AFL team.
My advise is to stay away from the AFL for a couple of weeks and get down to your local footy. My local team is getting smashed most weeks but the club is up and about with a great junior program, successful women’s team, excellent canteen, great support from past players and I get to meet locals that I haven’t seen for some time. It doesn’t even have to be football, find a local soccer club, baseball club, hockey club, whatever but it does the soul a world of good to be out and about in the community.