yes but i don't see a contradiction between cheering for them and being realistic
most other people on this board on the other hand....
There is a difference between being Pessimistic and Realistic. Being Realistic doesn't mean you have to be overly negative. I never see you focusing on anything positive when being "realistic"
Being Realistic, The lions will be a bad team next year.. but they will win some games.
And before you go out and handpick all the times you've been "positive", it's not how many times, it's your mentality.