There Is Crying In Basketball: College Players Sobbing After Losing

Adam Morrison
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Expect to feel bad about your lack of accomplishments at least once during the NCAA Tournament. It might hit as you watch a 19-year-old perform some impossible athletic feat. Or maybe during a feature about the hardships some kid’s overcome. Regardless of what brings it on, the sense of failure will make you reach for another delicious Cool Ranch taco.

But if you watch ’til the end of the game, you’re sure to see one thing that’ll make any guy on his couch feel superior to an athlete on TV: Uncontrollable sobbing when the buzzer sounds. It’s an opportunity to remind yourself that, even though your meandering life is going nowhere, at least you’ve never turned into a blubbering baby on TV, like these guys…

Robert Sacre
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Derrick Gordon
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Darius Morris
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Mizzou
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Clint Chapman
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Matt Walsh
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Justin Hawkins
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