On election night in November, Rep. John Boehner fights back tears while recalling his modest upbringing as the son of a tavern owner and one of 12 children. Boehner stood to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives as the Republicans gained their majority. Boehner has said those who know him well know he cries, but on election night the rest of the nation was getting its first taste of the salt on his cheeks. When it comes to crying in public, athletes seem to have enjoyed more freedom to express themselves than other tough guys. Here Iker Casillas, captain of Spain’s national soccer team, celebrates victory over the Netherlands at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals match in South Africa. “The motivation is ‘we gotta win.’ We’re not talking about amateur athletics here, where it’s give it your best shot,” says sports psychologist Darrell Burnett of Laguna Niguel. “Jobs might be on the line. There’s got to be a lot of stress no matter how much training you put yourself through.” Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Dick Vermeil, shown here hugging his wife after his last game as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006, cried… Read full this story
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