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Are you more likely to ‘happy cry’ or ‘sad cry’ over Sacramento Republic FC?

Come on, let those emotions out.

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The theme this week around SB Nation is the “sports moments that made you cry.” It’s a mouthful, but worth thinking about.

Much of this depends on your propensity to cry in general. Are you a big crier or super stoic? If you don’t cry much you probably don’t cry in sports. I get it — my roommates never cry in movies. One time we saw “Coco” on opening weekend and literally everyone in the theater (including me) except for them was blubbering.

But yes, I cry sometimes over sports. One time my Michigan State Spartans lost a football game in dramatic fashion and I got upset and my dog comforted me and it made me feel better. One time a soccer team I followed went out of business and I cried. Another time a soccer team began and I cried at the first home game.

Most of the handful of times I’ve cried over sports it’s been because it’s sad, like a terrible loss or a team going out of business.

But as I’ve gotten older, and parenthood has exposed emotional nerves more, in recent years I’ve cried more over happy events. Winning a big game? Yes. Opening a stadium? Check! Winning a title? Definitely. So I would say I am on both sides of the divide between “happy cry” and “sad cry” in sports.

So now I want to hear from you. Are you a fan who cries during sports? And if so, do you cry over happy moments or sad ones? Got a good crying story over Sacramento Republic? Let’s chat in the comments below.