Unfortunately, sports often make us cry—for the wrong reasons.
We cry when our teams blow huge leads, our favorite players go down with season-ending injuries or the leading scorer ditches town for a new locale.
Sometimes, though, sports make us cry for other reasons too. No, in the grand scheme of things, sports don't really matter. Winning or losing isn't life or death, but moments like these remind us that sports can mean a hell of a lot.
Sports can bring communities together and unite them around one common cause, or they can remind us that it's important to give back to those around you. They can also give us something silly and insignificant to get lost in when everything else is too hard to think about.
That stuff is worth crying over. Here are some of the most emotional sports moments of 2013.