Yes, now time to party ;-)
The problem with such discussion is that it goes on in this country at least since the mid-70's, and things only got worse - incredibly worse! - especially in the 12 years after Euro'2004.
As you say, it happens elsewhere too, but if you were to live in Portugal for a period, I'm sure you'd be amazed at how many hours of football-related 'talk shows' we have in this country every week & day of the year, literally! It's just unbelievable.
And I do like football very much. Just don't want to see it as a sport-monopoly.
But yes, you say it well: we must keep discussing it, even if it looks like a desperately lost cause ;-)