i try to be realistic. i also don't peg my self-worth on the success or failures on the football team i root for. so if the jets lose i am disappointed but my life doesn't chnage dramatically. there are alot of fans of every team who feel like they are personally more successful if the team they root for is good. it's weird, but whatever. i know i'v eseen plenty of patriots fan trlls who go around posting like their football smarts are way above other fans' because of the patriots success. it's rather sad imo.