Monday, September 27, 2010

This Week In Schadenfreude

I recently discovered a delightful piece of sports writing called "This Week In Schadenfreude." First, let me define some terms. Schadenfreude (pronounced /ˈʃɑːdənfrɔɪdə/) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This blog highlights the major upsets and major disappointments in college football of the past week. For an example you might want to check out this weeks issue. (Be forewarned, he often quotes some public forums where people are expressing their dismay over their teams losses, and the language can get pretty sketchy)

I really can't describe this blog except to say that it is hilarious and delightfully tongue-in-cheek. Additionally, reading it is somewhat cathartic in nature. I've been mourning BYU's dismal start to the season, and reading about other team's belly-flops makes me feel a little better about my own teams lackluster performance.

If you really love this guys style, you might want to check out the Michigan football blog that started his sports writing career.

I have no great love or hate for Michigan football, but if you are in the mood for some quality reading material, it might be worth a quick glance.

So BYU may have started the season 1-3, but at least we didn't get shut out by the team that lost to James Madison. Here's to other's misfortunes.

1 comment:

  1. you just had to post a picture of a longhorn player didnt you?