The ever concise and elegant Germans invented a word to capture the bumbling and unpoetic English phrase, “a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of others.” That word, schadenfreude, should have special resonance for Irish fans today, as we read the latest news to come out of Troy. Evidently, an imposter, or imposters, contacted at least two potential replacements for Lane Kiffin, Tony Dungy and Jack Del Rio. Dungy was sufficiently fooled to mention USC’s interest in him on yesterday’s Dan Patrick Show. The Los Angeles Times has the story here. ESPN has it here.
Having endured our own catfishing episode last year, thereby heaping schadenfreude across the land, you can’t help but LOL as the Trojans race themselves to the bottom. Perhaps the fake coaching controversy will throw Orgeron off his game and the smoldering dumpster fire along the 110 Freeway will reignite, scattering recruits and five star underclassmen to the wind, like so many orange, fading embers.
But it begs the question, when BK trolls us all by interviewing at Detroit in February, who will @FakeSwarbrick call?