Thursday, March 24, 2011

Who's Crying Now?

Geez, as men, we sure do have a hard time with this whole "when is it okay to cry" thing.

First, it was Erik Spoelstra getting blasted by the media for "selling out" his professional NBA ballers by saying they were crying in the locker-room after a loss at the end of a particularly frustrating losing streak.

Then, you had Frank Martin of K-State, chiding a reporter for asking Jacob Pullen a "describe your emotions" question after the Wildcats heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin.

I don't get it.

Men cry. And it's okay. It's okay when it comes to sports. It's okay when a comrade dies on the battlefield. And it's okay when it involves any sensitive moment with your dad.

But, that's it.

So what' the big deal?

I love the NCAA tournament because of all the crying. Especially, when little kids cry in the arms of their parents. Like this sweet lil' Longhorn cowgirl.

Note: She has the fortitude to keep the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign aloft, even as her body shakes with grief over another Rick Barnes choke job, and a very, very VERY dubious 5-second call.

1 comment:

  1. C'mon Czabe, post a video of some crying Duke fans today!!!

    This is from the 2006 ACC championship: