My resentment over having to carry so many unwanted titles translated into a resentment toward the team itself. Add to that my distaste for Alabama's -- the state and the university -- disgraceful history of civil rights abuses, and my feeling that Alabama coach Nick Saban is dishonest and dishonorable, and you can begin to understand my pleasure at seeing this:
If you can't or prefer not to watch videos online, that's Auburn's Chris Davis returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown with no time left on the clock, giving Auburn the victory over Alabama in yesterday's Iron Bowl. It's a sweet play regardless; that it was against Alabama made it all the sweeter. It brings to mind a quote from an old column by Michael Kinsley: "The Germans (who else?) have a word for this feeling: schadenfreude -- meaning, roughly, joy in other people's suffering. It's not a very attractive emotion, and in due course perhaps I'll seek professional help. But first I'm going to enjoy it for a while."