Today marked the culmination of a related concept, sports schadenfreude. I can't remember anyone's firing --with the possible exception of Donald Rumsfeld's-- ever pleasing me more than that of Charlie Weis. Coaching at Notre Dame alone is enough to make me sports hate a man. Coming from Belichick's nest of arrogance (especially during the era when the Pats owned the Colts) made it even worse. And his ridiculous comments upon his arrival to South Bend turned Weis into the Sauron of sports. Now that he's been axed, I couldn't be happier. Everything I read about it is making me giddy. This Jon Chait post was delightful. This Gene Wojciechowski column has me smiling like a crazy man. This list of the classic quotes from Weis is just fantastic.
The powers that be in South Bend their work cut out for them if they want to top Weis. I suggest this man.