This Week In Schadenfreude: We Must Ignite This Coach

Brian Cook

by Brian Cook

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satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

[Origin: 1890-95; < G, equiv. to Schaden harm + Freude joy

On This Week In Schadenfreude we explore the sputtering rage, gibbering condemnation, and resigned ennui of the college football fan who has recently undergone humiliating defeat. Because even in your darkest hour, someone else is suffering too, and probably worse than you. Unless you are a Michigan fan who has just finished watching the Appalachian State game.

This column tries to vary the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness award recipient in order to not pick on any one unsuccessful team unduly, but... uh...

We ain't gonna make it when West Virginia fans throw up a video featuring a dozen photoshops of a paint-wielding, Gomer Pyle tee-wearing Bill Stewart and a YTMND that asks HOW DO I TIMEOUT. (HT: EDSBS.) West Virginia, mountain momma, take it home.

The rest of the week in spleen after the jump.

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