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2012-04-29 03:24:20 AM  
Yeah, it's rude to laugh. But I'm sure it evens out when he laughs at you trying to parallel park

I get emotional watching sports movies. I got teary eyed recently watching 'The Rookie' with Dennis Quaid..."it's your turn coach."

\and I'm not fragile -despite what you've heard.
 
2012-04-29 04:55:05 AM  
Is it stupid to solicit advice from a syndicated columnist?
 
2012-04-29 08:14:26 AM  

Frederick: Yeah, it's rude to laugh. But I'm sure it evens out when he laughs at you trying to parallel park

I get emotional watching sports movies. I got teary eyed recently watching 'The Rookie' with Dennis Quaid..."it's your turn coach."

\and I'm not fragile -despite what you've heard.


It's okay... that's one of the movies on the list you're allowed to cry about.

/I'm guessing "I love Brian Piccolo" was the line that started the tears
 
2012-04-29 08:21:32 AM  

LadyHawke: "I love Brian Piccolo"


aaaaahaabwaaaaaaaaaaablubblubsnufflesnort
 
2012-04-29 08:34:28 AM  
"Is it rude Rudy to laugh at your boyfriend if he starts crying during an emotional scene in a sports-themed movie?"

FTFY...
 
2012-04-29 08:41:21 AM  
It really depends on the movie.

Brian's Song? Okay to cry.
The Natural? One tear is acceptable during exploding lights scene.
The Mighty Ducks? Laugh your ass off.
 
2012-04-29 08:56:45 AM  
I went through a whole box of tissues watching Air Bud.

/I almost cried twice
 
2012-04-29 09:01:03 AM  

Harv72b: It really depends on the movie.

Brian's Song? Okay to cry.
The Natural? One tear is acceptable during exploding lights scene.
The Mighty Ducks? Laugh your ass off.


what about rudy?
 
2012-04-29 09:14:50 AM  

FlashHarry: what about rudy?


Under no circumstance is any man allowed to shed a tear over Sean Astin.
 
2012-04-29 09:41:26 AM  

Harv72b: FlashHarry: what about rudy?

Under no circumstance is any man allowed to shed a tear over Sean Astin.


Meh, I tear up every time I watch Rudy, and I hate Notre Dame. I just have a lot of personal experience of being the guy who is all heart and no talent. In other words, I relate.
 
2012-04-29 09:46:43 AM  
Hey Dad...you wanna have a catch?
 
2012-04-29 09:50:58 AM  
Only if you're planning to stay with him, if you're going to dump him, laugh your ass off.
 
2012-04-29 09:52:37 AM  

Claude the Dog: Hey Dad...you wanna have a catch?


The scene where Moonlight Graham steps off the ballfield, becomes Doc Graham to save Ray's daughter, and then can't go back? Yeah, that's the one that gets me...
 
2012-04-29 09:56:39 AM  
Came here to reference Brian's Song, glad to see that I was beaten to the punch.
 
2012-04-29 10:06:34 AM  
Space jam always makes me emotional
 
2012-04-29 10:08:37 AM  

peachpicker: Claude the Dog: Hey Dad...you wanna have a catch?

The scene where Moonlight Graham steps off the ballfield, becomes Doc Graham to save Ray's daughter, and then can't go back? Yeah, that's the one that gets me...


Yeah, those last 15 or so minutes of the film, basically from the moment that James Earl Jones' speech ends, get me every single time

Also, the scene in Rocky II when Adrian wakes up from the coma and tells Rocky to win for her. I love that one
 
2012-04-29 10:11:34 AM  
I cry during League of Their Own every damn time when Geena Davis' now much older character walks out into the sunshine and all the now much older girls are playing baseball.

Every. Damn. Time.
 
2012-04-29 10:12:31 AM  

Harv72b: It really depends on the movie.

The Natural? One tear is acceptable during exploding lights scene.


For me it's when Bobby the batboy brings Roy the bat they made together.
 
2012-04-29 10:14:52 AM  

BendreGiant: Harv72b: FlashHarry: what about rudy?

Under no circumstance is any man allowed to shed a tear over Sean Astin.

Meh, I tear up every time I watch Rudy, and I hate Notre Dame. I just have a lot of personal experience of being the guy who is all heart and no talent. In other words, I relate.


Do you have personal experience with making shiat up and making a career out of a nice gesture from your friends and a coach?

Also, Costner retiring in For the Love of the Game is very touching.
 
2012-04-29 10:22:24 AM  
"Field of Dreams" when Costner asks his Dad for a catch. I choke up every time. Same with "Rocky" when he loses and screams for Adrian.

Oh and I am 6'2" 250lbs guy who looks like a mafioso.
 
2012-04-29 10:26:41 AM  

Ed Finnerty: I went through a whole box of tissues watching Air Bud.

/I almost cried twice


you were fapping to Air Bud?
 
2012-04-29 10:26:51 AM  
I don't know why, but I start to nervously laugh on the verge of tears during horribly cheesy moments in movies (like when all the people wore the Guy Fawkes masks and started marching in V for Vendetta.) I think my brain is wired funny
 
2012-04-29 10:44:38 AM  

praymantis: Same with "Rocky" when he loses and screams for Adrian.


For me, the scene in the first Rocky movie is when Creed knocks him down in the 14th round and Mickey is telling him to stay down. That's the moment that Adrian emerges from the locker room area. She looks into the ring to see Rocky struggling to get up. Meanwhile, Creed is dancing in his corner, thinking he's finally won. But then Rocky makes it to his feet and tells Creed to come at him. Creed's shoulders drop as he realizes that he can not beat this man. And we get the close up shot of Adrian's eyes watering up.

It doesn't get me like the scene in Rocky II that I mentioned above, but it's fantastic.
 
2012-04-29 10:45:53 AM  
If women can cry at "Sleepless in Seattle" without any shame then I can cry while watching a sports movie. That is only fair.

The main difference is that during women's rom-coms the ending always includes some male menial worker getting shafted. eg In "Sleepless in Seattle" it's the poor coont who has to delay going home at the end of his shift attending elevators so Meg Ryan's creepy stalker character can go to the top of the Empire State Building. In many other rom-coms it's a taxi driver who has to wait while the female lead belatedly makes a decision between the nice guy and the bastard.

Take those obsequious door attendants that you only see in rom-coms set in New York... Do they even actually exist outside of chick-flicks and Sex in the City? And if they do exist, would they really care about whether or not a prostitute played by Julia Roberts wins the heart of a sociopathic businessman played by Mitt Romney? Would you?

/too much time on my hands
 
2012-04-29 10:49:20 AM  
it doesn't matter if a man cries because his mother dies, his brother is murdered or his faithful dog is splattered by a semi, his woman will laugh about it behind his back if not right in his face. we are raised in a 'big boys don't cry' mindset and women are the coldest things on earth. it's going to be a long time before men will be allowed to have emotions on this planet.
 
2012-04-29 10:57:09 AM  

KrispyKritter: it doesn't matter if a man cries because his mother dies, his brother is murdered or his faithful dog is splattered by a semi, his woman will laugh about it behind his back if not right in his face. we are raised in a 'big boys don't cry' mindset and women are the coldest things on earth. it's going to be a long time before men will be allowed to have emotions on this planet.


Damn son bitter much?


Look if you're gonna get all misty because you got too emotionally invested in a movie can't you at least excuse yourself until you've gotten yourself under control? If you're gonna start leaking like a little biatch from a movie and you do it in front of other people, expect to be mocked for it.
 
2012-04-29 11:00:53 AM  
I cried during Titanic. Not from the movie itself but I got so bored that I was in the shiatter drinking from the flask I smuggled in and when I sat back down I sat on my balls.
 
2012-04-29 11:09:49 AM  

BendreGiant: Meh, I tear up every time I watch Rudy, and I hate Notre Dame. I just have a lot of personal experience of being the guy who is all heart and no talent. In other words, I relate.


That one never did it for me, mainly because the lead-up to the end scene was so painfully contrived.

I'm trying to think of other sports-related flicks that have caused my testicles to swell up in order to combat eye leakage, and I honestly can't. Some non-sport ones, sure (the end of Saving Private Ryan? Hells yes), but nothing else from that genre even after scanning the thread. Weird.
 
2012-04-29 11:10:55 AM  

Mugato: I cried during Titanic. Not from the movie itself but I got so bored that I was in the shiatter drinking from the flask I smuggled in and when I sat back down I sat on my balls.


What saved that movie for me was seeing DiCaprio die in the end.

Well, that and not watching the rest of it.
 
2012-04-29 11:15:11 AM  
Surprised nobody's mentioned "Miracle" yet.
 
2012-04-29 11:39:55 AM  
My wife calls it the Braveheart Vapors. The tears a man can shed during certain movies without reprisal. If I get misty eyed during Rudy I'm good. If it were to be during Angels in the Outfield I'm not good. Unless they were tears of rage.
 
2012-04-29 11:41:01 AM  
Not as rude as not telling your girlfriend that you are gay.
 
2012-04-29 11:43:55 AM  
I don't see the problem. The guy should just tell that girlfriend that she has shiat taste in shoes and handbags, and if her hairdresser charges her more than $25 then she's getting ripped off.
 
2012-04-29 11:47:21 AM  
I always cry in that one sports movie where the guy overcomes the obstacle and has a breakthrough moment of glory. Gets me every time.
 
2012-04-29 11:48:16 AM  
Eight Men Out
Hoosiers
Rocky (first and last)
Any sports movie with Kevin Costner in it

However, if you do cry and your girlfriend laughs, parlay it into apology sex FFS!

/listening to the theme from Rocky
//crying
 
2012-04-29 11:52:06 AM  

Krustofsky: Surprised nobody's mentioned "Miracle" yet.


Cold war stuff aside, it's hockey and nobody cares
 
2012-04-29 11:59:24 AM  
Coach Carter - that scene where the school forces them to open the gym and Samuel L. Jackson has packed his stuff all ready to retire only to find that the kids have moved the desks into the gym and are studying there. Tearing up just thinking about it.
 
2012-04-29 12:00:23 PM  

MFAWG: I cry during League of Their Own every damn time when Geena Davis' now much older character walks out into the sunshine and all the now much older girls are playing baseball.

Every. Damn. Time.


THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!

/had to say it
//the room was dusty when I watched it, dammit
 
2012-04-29 12:06:26 PM  
That scene in Slap Shot when Paul Newman tells the goalie he slept with his wife gets me every time.
 
2012-04-29 12:17:46 PM  

Claude the Dog: Hey Dad...you wanna have a catch?


The rare movie that is better than the book.
 
2012-04-29 12:18:37 PM  
I'll admit that when i saw ESPN's 30 for 30 series episode on Terry Fox I cried like a baby.
 
2012-04-29 12:26:14 PM  
It depends if the guy is the macho douchenozzle that makes fun of his girlfriend for crying during chick flicks with a sad ending. If so, laugh your ass of. If not, nope.
 
2012-04-29 12:27:48 PM  

gsiofa: That scene in Slap Shot when Paul Newman tells the goalie he slept with his wife gets me every time.


He tells the goalie his wife's a lesbian. Get it right.

"Hey, Hanrahan! Suzanne sucks pussy!"

*sniff*
 
2012-04-29 12:36:39 PM  

Jonny Chimpo: It depends if the guy is the macho douchenozzle that makes fun of his girlfriend for crying during chick flicks with a sad ending. If so, laugh your ass of. If not, nope.


This theory is based upon the flawed presumption that a guy who is a macho douchenozzle has ever seen a woman's reaction to a chick flick.

/Have dabbled in douchenozzlery
 
2012-04-29 12:44:05 PM  
Leave him.

/real men don't cry.
 
2012-04-29 12:46:33 PM  
I'm writing a movie about an ex-NFL player with cancer and his rescued mutt with cancer trying for the frisbee catching championships. The antagonist is a big pharma researcher, who's delaying releasing the cure for cancer, and his pure bred frisbee dog.
 
2012-04-29 12:48:53 PM  
Gotta agree with the Field of Dreams, Brian's Song and Miracle. Basketball just doesn't do it for me though.

One more to ponder: Major League in the locker room when they find out the team will move to Florida.

"Only one thing left to do."
"What's that?"
"Win the whole f*kkin thing!"

Chills every time
 
2012-04-29 12:51:58 PM  
We Are Marshall gets me every time. My girlfriend understands this and she is crying right along with me.
 
2012-04-29 12:52:43 PM  
He deserved it. Men don't cry.
 
2012-04-29 12:56:10 PM  

whither_apophis: I'm writing a movie about an ex-NFL player with cancer and his rescued mutt with cancer trying for the frisbee catching championships. The antagonist is a big pharma researcher, who's delaying releasing the cure for cancer, and his pure bred frisbee dog.


That will never work. The antagonist needs to be a big pharma executive, and the researcher has to be a hot chick who falls for the ex-NFL player with cancer whilst they buck the system together to release the cure. Also, his rescued mutt needs to break a leg while rushing to carry him the cure just before the championship finals, but gamely fight through the pain to make the spectacular double-backflip catch which they'd practiced but failed numerous times earlier in the film. Also, the ex-NFL player should wear jeans and t-shirts and listen to rock & roll music, while the executive dresses in all black and listens to foreboding operas.
 
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