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I think part of it is simply trying to shut out the world ... if you can't see that your team just missed from 5 yards, then maybe it didn't really happen. But you raise an interesting question. I wonder if it is to allow us to process what just happened in detail without being distracted by the aftermath.
I assume the fact that Emile Heskey has just joined your league is not a coincidence.
I'm an England supporter so when I watch the football there is a lot of swearing at the TV, so much in fact that the kids actually get scared when I watch it and the missus had to take the kids upstairs during the Euros this year.
I really can't recommend storing anything important in the cloud! It's ok for stuff you don't mind losing: birthdays, source code, financial details and so on. But important stuff should be stored where you have control over it, and fast access. Gentlemens Special Interest material fits this category.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.