With the England football team about to play an infamous dead rubber at the World Cup, going out at this stage is so embarrassing - it's like being Scotland. Or what Scotland used to be like when they were good enough to actually qualify for anything...
And with England's cricketers chasing an impossible 350+ with only 5 wickets remaining against bloody Sri Lanka, it is a tough time to follow any of our nation's main sports.
At this point most sports fans look to the efforts of England's egg-chasers for comfort. No joy there either after they have just been whitewashed by the All Blacks.
There's never an Olympics around when you need one, is there?