Major Props To CBS For Refusing To Stop Showing Crying Kids During March Madness

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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CBS isn’t caving to any of the people pressuring them to stop showing kids bawling their eyes out after March Madness losses.

Showing crying kids after games is a tradition as old as television itself, and CBS knows that. In our politically correct climate it’s actually a bit shocking CBS is standing so firm, but they are.

CBS executive producer Harold Bryant told Yahoo Sports, “It’s part of the drama and the storytelling of the tournament. It’s part of the emotion. We try to capture the emotion and we try to strike that right balance.”

Here’s a reality check for all the weak losers out there who think CBS is in the wrong. Emotions are part of the damn game. If you don’t like it then don’t go to the game. This isn’t rocket science. It’s simply basketball.

I want to see the raw emotions at all times. If we can see kids and fans celebrating after big wins, then I expect it to be fair enough to show kids who have had their hearts crushed. Show me the tears! Cry me a river after your team loses! It reminds us that these emotions are as real as it gets.

Don’t think for a second that I’m just some hardo behind a computer screen. Trust me, I most certainly am not. You’re reading the writings of a man who watched Wisconsin get robbed of a national championship in 2015. I sat in a crowded bar with my best friends as I watched what was supposed to be the greatest moment in Wisconsin sports history turn into a complete heartbreaking disaster. I know all about the emotional rollercoaster that fans go through, but guess what? I knew the stakes and what the consequences could be. I accepted them.

Either be man enough to accept the situation, or don’t watch the games. It doesn’t matter if you’re eight or 80 years old.

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