Does is make you a bad sports fan if your interest dwindles when your favorite team clearly doesn't have a shot at winning a championship?

I posed a question today on "The Noe Show."  Are you a bad sports fan if you're not nearly as fired up to watch your team once it's clear that they cannot win a championship?  The reaction was mixed.

Now, you have to understand the specific situation that I'm faced with here.  I love the Chicago Bulls.  The Bulls had a very good chance to win an NBA championship this season when they entered the playoffs.  That very good chance turned into no chance at all when Chicago lost reigning MVP Derrick Rose in Game 1 against the Sixers.  The Bulls are trailing the #8 seeded Philadelphia 76ers 3-2 in their 1st round series.  The dream is dead.

My hopes were high for the Bulls heading into the playoffs.  Just one game into their 1st round series, those hopes were crushed with a huge injury.  I'm simply not fired up to watch my favorite team get eliminated early in the playoffs due to injury, when I had hopes of them winning a championship.  It's horrid!  The more I watch the Bulls, the more I'm reminded of that fact.

There is nothing wrong with being a realistic sports fan.  Being delusional doesn't make you a better fan whatsoever.  It just makes you an unrealistic and delusional fan.

Brian Noe is the Program Director for 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts "The Noe Show" weekdays from 1-3pm ET.