Football? It's more than just a game but it's not life or death (but it can feel like it, Shanks!)
Have I ever cried over football? Yes, once. But more to the point, over Everton: 1994 home to Wimbledon, overcome with emotional relief. And I have had tears in my eyes on a couple of Everton's victorious occasions.
Like football. Love Everton.
Runners-up medal? Accept it in public - bin it in private!
Above all: take defeat as you would take victory - and you will be a man, my son