Schadenfreude is the wonderful German word which translates literally as “shameful joy.” The word imbues a sense of one’s taking pleasure in the suffering of others according to wikipedia.
Yet, as I look into this child’s eyes, I see a younger Rob who much like this little football fan, has had his heart broken by the opposing team. In my case – I look back to the Miami Dolphin’s 1983 loss to the Washington Redskins in which #43 John Riggins ran over the entire Miami defence en route to a 4th quarter come-from-behind victory. Man that hurt!
Despite being able to actually identify with this poor kid – I still relish in his pain if only because it was at the hands of The U.
As you will note – the image found over at http://miamisportsblog.com.