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Why We Cheer

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A study designed for the Wall Street Journal reports Nets fans are the NBA's third most disloyal (or 28th most loyal)...behind only Minny's post-KG cynics and Philly's notorious haters. So why do we cheer amidst this darkness? A Yale Daily News writer says we root for "next year" while a blogger at the far end of the spectrum from Yale thinks we "mask/numb the pain", like the abused character in "Precious".