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How did crying become somewhat acceptable in sports? Bill Simmons blames Clint Eastwood, among others.

Updated: March 28, 2006, 1:21 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's note: This article appears in the April 10 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Don't blame Adam Morrison. Blame Clint Eastwood.

Near the end of the excruciatingly depressing "Million Dollar Baby," this country's greatest action hero stood over Hilary Swank's hospital bed, shut off her respirator and started to cry. At least I think that's what happened -- sitting in the theater, I started jamming popcorn kernels into my eyeballs and bracing for the apocalypse. After all, if ...

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