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As I prepare to immerse myself in another season of ill-fated devotion, there is a question I can’t...

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As I prepare to immerse myself in another season of ill-fated devotion, there is a question I can’t shake: Why? Not why do the Raiders keep losing, but why does anyone follow an incompetent, perpetually failing team? It’s a question that resonates across an entire nation of fanatics, from the frigid Cheeseheads of Wisconsin to the yodeling herds of Texas, from the mile-high multitudes to the bellowing masses of New York.

Why Does Anyone Root for Incompetent, Failing Teams? from The New York Times
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