Big girls don't cry, according to the Four Seasons, but big coaches and managers sure do. Especially Marty Schottenheimer (above), current coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and former boss man of the Cleveland Browns. Leaving out obvious platforms for tears, such as retirements, resignations, visits to children's homes and funerals, here is a sample of the tracts of their tears.
Tom Watson, '93 Ryder Cup
Had to leave good buddy Lanny Wadkins out of a key match.
Lou Piniella, Seattle Mariners, after White Sox clinched AL West by heating his team on Sept. 27
Had a vision of the future. "I love you guys. I want you to know this could be you next season."
Jimmy Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, September press conference
Overcome by strain of continuously talking about Emmitt Smith, who was holding out at the time.
Bill McCartney, University of Colorado football
"I cry in church all the time. If I see somebody go forward in church to be saved, I usually weep."
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke basketball, after loss to Cal in '93 NCAA regionals
Saddened by the thought of never again coaching Bobby Hurley and Thomas Hill.
Marty Schottenheimer, Browns, January '88
Choked up by sympathy for Earnest Byner, who had a costly fumble in a 38-33 playoff loss to Denver.
Marty Schottenheimer, Browns, August '88
Choked up by having to make final roster cuts.
Marty Schottenheimer, Browns, December '88
Choked up by team's stirring comeback in 24-23 playoff loss to Houston Oilers.
Marty Schottenheimer, Chiefs, January '91
Choked up by K.C.'s tough 17-16 playoff loss to Miami Dolphins.