Doing them in public because you're sad that you just found out that you no longer have what it takes IS embarrassing.
Crying is fine, but do it in private with your family. Don't do it on a public stage to try and do what? Make us all feel sorry for him? Please, I'd give my left nut to be in his situation right now.
Ah, yes. The Cult of Masculinity. Men aren't supposed to show emotions, they're supposed to be careless machines of production and shrug it off when things don't go their way.
Come off it. It's bullshit and you know it.
Jake loved playing here and he loved the fans. The sports world would be a hell of a lot better if every player had the passion that Jake does.
He fell apart physically, I was among those extremely critical of his on-field play but I never, ever called out his character or his fire. Jake always blamed himself, he never put it off on anyone else. That's a greater show of manhood than sitting at a keyboard telling an NFC Champion quarterback to "man up" will ever be.
Off the field Delhomme is a model human being. Massive in the community and unquestionably dedicated to the people he loves.
He was never the most talented player, but he usually found a way to out play everyone else. Eventually his body let him down, but his heart never did.
To me his tears show that he truly cared about Carolina.