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Wiz Fans: Losing Close Games is Better for Us...According to Wall St. Journal

Well, as we talk about how we have started at 0-3 and already have had one moral victory, it is worthwhile noting that today's Wall Street Journal suggests that maybe we are better off than some other fans. Thus according to "The Biology of the Sports Fan How the Mind and Body React to Watching Big Games; Tracking Post-Super Bowl Heart Attacks":

Among the oddest findings: Fans tend to derive more pleasure from a close loss than a blowout win. "The less certainty, the greater the suspense, and the greater the enjoyment," says Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, a professor of communication at Ohio State University who surveyed 113 Midwestern college students.

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even if fans are disappointed by the outcome, edge-of-the-seat endings make games worth watching.

Even more significantly:

there were more auto-related deaths in cities where the home college and pro football and basketball teams had just won by a close margin.

So, take heart and let's cheer on for more moral victories and save our health.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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