The Greatest Cryer of Our Era

I think you know where this is going:

“In 2009, the news media disparaged University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow for crying on the sidelines after losing a big game, even labeling him Tim ‘Tearbow,'” said psychologist Y. Joel Wong, PhD, the study’s lead author. “However, the college football players in our study who believed … crying was appropriate had higher self-esteem. In contrast, players who believed … crying was inappropriate yet felt they would likely cry in [that] situation had lower self-esteem.”

And, no, that’s not a link to The Onion.  Sadly.

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30 responses to “The Greatest Cryer of Our Era

  1. Krautdawg

    Who needs an SEC championship? I have self-esteem!

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I could commission a study, at a major university, for any damn conclusion you want. Did you know that eating pickles causes low self esteem?

  3. Skeptic Dawg

    I love pickles! Sometimes I even drink pickle juice. Does that mean I have lower self esteem than most?

  4. Sick but Still Faithful

    If crying is his only downfall, I think he’ll be alright.

  5. Go Dawgs!

    I have no problem with expressing one’s emotions or crying. I also have no problems with making fun of people who play football for the University of Florida. So I’ll cry when I’m sad, and I’ll make fun of Tebow when he cries. I feel pretty good about it.

  6. Irishdawg

    Wow, a study to link athlete’s crying to their self esteem. That will be a one million dollar federal grant, please. Thanks so much.

  7. “It takes a big man to cry but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.”
    ― Jack Handey

  8. If Murray throws another 3 interceptions this Saturday, my self esteem will evidently be outstanding.

  9. W Cobb Dawg

    I have no problems with Tebow’s crying (actually it was more like sobbing uncontrollably). But when you consider that he kissed his roomate on national TV, proclaims his virginity while literally surrounded by hotties, wears women’s shorts, …. Well, you can make your own conclusions.

    • Cojones

      When told to put a potato in his jorts to attract women, he put it in the wrong side.

      Conclusions? Ok, his roomate (someone he shares his “roos” with) is a girl who won’t let him out of her sight (he has to keep professing virginity when women are near) and he sometimes puts on her jorts by mistake. Or his “roomate” is his hand. And his hand likes to be in women’s shorts. How did I do?

  10. Irishdawg

    There are manly tears, grim faced and dignified and saved for funerals or viewings of “Band of Brothers”, and there is Tebow’s crying. The kid cries more than a Mexican soap opera star. Yeah, yeah, he’s emotional and competitive and all that, but come on, son, set your jaw a bit.

    But Timmy’s tears are better than Tom Brady crying on ESPN last year at the memory of being drafted in the 6th round. Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP, millionaire, and husband of a supermodel weeping like a pregnant woman on Valentine’s Day because he only got drafted in the 6th round. Poofter.

  11. Hogbody Spradlin

    Blutarsky, you pulled your punch on this post. Shoulda been: “Greatest Crybaby Of Our Era”

  12. Mike

    You guys are all wrong about Tim’s tears. After the SECCG, he was just sad he would never get a chance to face the UGA defense again.
    :-)

  13. rocksalt

    Greatest Cryer of Our Era?

    I know a Jon who would disagree.

  14. JBJ

    Will TT ever go away? He was a great college QB and he is a terrible NFL QB. Now move on.

  15. shane#1

    Any grown man crying that ain’t drunk and listenin’ to George sing “He stopped lovin’ her today” is a sissy!

  16. 15henson

    ^Those words need to be on money or something