Far from it. I love Europeans and love Europe. I never feel more at home than when I'm in continental Europe. It's this kakhole I can't stand.
My issue is with supporting something so vast. Just don't get really get it.
FWIW, I agree with you on the first point.
As for the golf point and supporting an entire continent - it's about attaching yourself to the most relevant team isn't it? I'm European, I support Europe. I'm English, I support England. I'm British, I support GB. I was raised in Somerset, I support Somerset Country Cricket Club.