I wish my husband had been that understanding. I went into a serious funk for about a week after that Steeler's game. The best I got was a "It will be OK, babe" pat on the back followed by a "what's for dinner?".
And, yes, it does go both ways. My husband doesn't watch football. A few years ago, I was given tickets to that playoff game vs. the Ravens. I asked my husband to join me, but he said that I should take someone else who really cared about watching something like that.
He would prefer American Idol although his tastes usually run more to anything on the science or history channels.
I am huge fan of football too, but I would not be that understanding either. I get being bummed shortly after the game, but to go in a funk for about a week is a bit crazy. I have never got how people could get so high and so love over the outcome of game. I have a friend who gets way to mad and down when his team loses and it is beyond annoying when we want to do something the next day.
It definately makes things easier when both in a couple likes the same sport. My wife likes football and basketball so it makes it easy to watch the Pacers and Colts game. Now she is not one to watch football all Sunday I try to do something with her after the Colts game and just check the scores on the phone from time to time.
The funny thing is she loves Saints Row 2 so it makes it nice for my videogame habit too.