I find it weird when people get upset about fans leaving a game early or switching it off if it's trash. It's a strange form of gate-keeping to try and one-up others or make themselves feel like a martyr. If I'm at the game and the Broncos are getting thrashed, I'm sure as hell gonna get the early train home. I paid for my ticket, I'll go when I want. If I'm watching it on tele and my team is getting pummeled, you better believe I'm changing the channel or having an early night. If someone thinks that continuing to watch a thrashing makes them a "better" or "bigger" fan than me, good on them. They should give themselves a well earned pat on the back for their heroics.I'm with @Super Freak .
I turned a game off once, game 3 in 2000. It was my birthday, I was having a shitty day, just broken up with a boyfriend and the only hilight was going to be maybe QLD would get revenge for the Tallis send off after the clear knock on. but QLD were putrid, they weren't trying and watching the game just made me feel worse. So I turned that shit off. It didn't make me less of a QLDer, haven't turned a game off since, but some times for your own mental health you don't need to add fuel by watching your team be pathetic.