It is not abnormal for sports fans to become emotional after a big win (or a big loss for that matter.) The Chicago Blackhawks' Wednesday night Stanley Cup win was a big deal in Chicago, and a very big deal for former Blackhawk and NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick.
Roenick, who played for the Blackhawks from 1988 to 1996 and was one of the team's most popular players, broke down on live television following the Hawks' 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers for the Cup.
Noticing Roenick's emotion as the Blackhawks celebrated victory on the ice, sportscaster Dan Patrick asked Roenick why he was so affected by the game. Tears welling up in his eyes, Roenick said: "Chicago Blackhawks man. I didn't get to do that, it's pretty unbelievable." (Scroll down for video)
Roenick mentioned his trip to the Stanley Cup Finals as a Blackhawk in 1992. The team was swept by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
"For the kid who was there in 1992 who was crying when I came off the ice in after we lost Game 4 at Chicago Stadium -- you waited 18 years," Roenick said. "I hope you have a big smile on your face. Congratulations."
Former player and fellow commenter Mike Millbury then decided to give Roenick a pep talk, probably to stop the waterworks.
"Well, I didn't get to [win the Cup] either," Millbury said. "But I'm not gonna cry." He then launched into a discussion of Roenick's successful hockey career.
Despite his rather jealous-sounding remarks, Roenick added: "I'm proud, I'm happy. I'm proud."
WATCH the awkward exchange here. The tears begin just before the 60 second mark: