Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cry Me A River

Oh Allen Iverson... why did you get up there and start crying? You know I can't stand seeing grown men cry, especially if its over some old fake emotional stuff. We talking about a game of basketball, not someone dying, so please stop crying. I'm your # 3 fan, and I just can't stand to see you go out like that.

What is it about sports that makes macho, grown men break down in tears? I was watching college football today, and Tim Tebow was crying after UF lost. Then later I turned to boxing on HBO, and they showed this boxer boo hoo crying in the ring after getting beat up. Let me get this straight. Getting punched in the face for 10 rounds doesn't bring you to tears, but immediately after you want to cry like a 7 year old girl named Bethany who was didn't get an invite to her former best friend Ashleigh's birthday party?

Is it when you realize that your dream is not going to come true? Like if you lose the Super Bowl, is it okay to cry? Because if that's the case, then my favorite basketball team, the Knicks could have started crying during training camp. And can regular dudes cry without any social stigma? Like if I go to work, and I don't get commission for the month, can I just get 5 minutes to cry without being looked at sideways? Or if a criminal gets away from a cop, can the police department just huddle up together and hold each other for a minute? Or what about rappers. Is it acceptable for 50 Cent to start blubbering because he only sole 150k in the first week? I don't think so. So why do athletes get a pass?

Admittedly, I don't know much about playing sports. My illustrious football career consisted of a 2 week period in the summer of 1990 before I  quit because getting yelled at by a redneck coach in 100 degree weather while not getting paid felt a little too much like slavery  in my irrational 15 year old extreme militant Rashan X phase. But what I do remember is that it was all about being manly as possible. You avoided showing weakness at all costs. Not sure how crying fits into that category.


Ladynay said...

"cry like a 7 year old girl named Bethany who was didn't get an invite to her former best friend Ashleigh's birthday party?" You didn't go into details did you? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Maybe it's the loss of money that makes them cry. Who knows, who cares.

Jameil said...

You are so ignorant! Not Bethany & Ashleigh (igh is what really did it)! You and the popo don't get crybaby passes any more than AI. But that video was HILARIOUS! it was like a train wreck. i saw it and immediately emailed you to tell you i couldn't wait until you saw it!!! crackin up!

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Ms. Behaving said...

I can't deal with the sight of a grown man crying myself...

Bunch'a sore losers!!!! LOL

Nexgrl said...

The whole time I watched that clip, I was trying to figure out why he was so emotional. Maybe it's the fact that the 76ers were willing to take him back after all was said and done.