Every week the lineup of THE GAME 103.7 Lafayette and 104.1 Lake Charles — Southwest Louisiana’s Sports Station will share a little something about themselves.
This week the team answered the question: “What sports moment made you cry?”
Hannah Five Names (Morning Producer)
“I have never cried outright of joy or sadness for sports. I have cried laughing from my uncle’s friend Des who stood in a corner when the LSU Football team was losing. Back story, my uncle doesn’t watch LSU games when they play during the day, he tapes them and won’t watch them till that night outside and you aren’t allowed outside by the game if you aren’t wearing yellow or purple. So it is always so funny that I start crying. It is so funny how worked up they get. The second time was seeing the line for our shopping center by Academy when the Saints won the Super Bowl and we were riding in the back of my uncle’s truck throwing beads like a parade. We were so sleepy we were delirious that it made us cry with how funny it was seeing them all lined up for the Super Bowl championship T-shirts.”
Matt Miguez (Host of Crunchtime with Miguez & Meche)
“A sports moment that has made me cry….there’s a few. The Ragin’ Cajuns winning their first New Orleans Bowl, Cajuns winning their first SBC title, Saints winning the Super Bowl. And I’ll give you a sad one, the Ice Gators looking in the Kelly Cup Finals at the Cajundome. Five-year old Matt was devastated.”
Clint Domingue (Host of Under the Dome)
“As someone who grew up watching the New Orleans Saints in the 90s, I cried more times than not when I was a kid anytime that they lost. There is one particular moment that I vividly remember crying. It was after Jeff Gordon lost a race. I was like seven or so and I can’t even remember what race it was but it was apparently important enough for the little CD to cry over.”
Raymond Partsch III (Host of RP3 & Company)
“There was only one that made me cry. That was Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. After suffering through losing season after losing season, that 1991 season was a magical year for all Atlanta Braves fans, including this particular 12-year-old. That World Series is considered by many to be the greatest ever played and it was the most emotional sporting event I have ever experienced. I can still remember how much joy I had watching Mark Lemke hit the game-winner in the bottom of the 12th inning in Game 3, or how much anger I had against Kent Hrbek for pulling Ron Gant off the bag at first base in Game 2, or how devastated I was when Kirby Puckett blasted the game-winning home run off of Charlie Leibrandt in the bottom of the 11th in Game 6. Nothing compared to the heartache of Game 7. It felt like a punch in the gut when John Smoltz was pulled in the game and I remember screaming that we were going to lose the game now. A few innings later, Alejandro Pena gave up the game-winning hit to Gene Larkin. I cried like a baby. I thought the 1991 season was pure magic and I thought it was the only chance we had of winning the World Series. I believed that night that our only chance of winning the championship had vanished inside the Metrodome.”
Jordy Hultberg (Host of The Jordy Hultberg Show)
“My senior year at LSU. We played Louisville in the Elite 8 at the Summit in Houston. Three teams already advanced to the Final 4 so in essence we were in the Final 5. The Cardinals got us that day. Walking off the court I saw my parents in the stands, tears rolling down their faces. We had all been on a long journey for many years, many practices, many games. This was the end. There was no more next season to work for. It was over. That enormity hit me like a brick. I sat alone in the shower area of the locker room and cried like a baby.”
James Meche (Afternoon Shows Producer)
“Let me tell you, my first couple of years of being a Saints fan. I would cry after every loss. Thankfully that didn’t happen often, but man, that 2011 Divisional Round game against the 49ers still gets to me. I cried for at least an hour after the game ended. I will never forgive Vernon Davis for that one, NEVER! I wish I had a happy crying moment for sports but I didn’t witness the Saints Super Bowl live, nor did I witness the Celtics being the 2009 NBA Champions.”
Kevin Foote (Host of Footenotes)
“Way too complicated a question for me but here it goes.
1) When I was kid, I cried and kicked walls after many Saints and Astros losses.
2) The truth is I still feel the urge to tear up every time I see the Saints or Astros run out on the field for any game.
3) For me, it’s not so much in the moment of big wins or losses. Like I didn’t cry when the Astros made the World Series for the first time or won the World Series for the first time, or when the Saints went to the Super Bowl or won it.
But years later when I saw a program about those great moments, especially after a rough loss or during a rough season, that’s when it’s more emotional.
4) As for the most heartbreaking losses, Mike Lansford game in 1983 vs. Rams, UL’s second-round NIT loss at Tennessee in 1985, the playoff loss to the Cheaters after the 2011 season and the playoff loss to the Vikings after the 2019 season (probably the worst place I’ve ever been as a sports fan ever).
See, this is a complicated question.”