Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Morning Schadenfreude

After the South Beach SuperFriends dropped another close game yesterday, the club's ertswhile coach Erik Spoelstra revealed that some tears where shed by his players after the latest loss. From these tears came a deluge of gleeful and mocking commentary.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, these two misses were the 12th and 13th that have come with a chance to tie or lead a game in the final 10 seconds of regulation or overtime. Amar'e Stoudemire blocked LBJ on a similar foray into the paint last weekend. Between that last-second loss to the Knicks and this last-second loss to the Bulls, the Heat have squandered a large lead against Orlando and been routed by San Antonio.

“The Miami Heat are exactly what everyone wanted, losing games,” said Wade after the game, acutely aware that the South Beach Schadenfreudes are the team that we all love to hate. “The world is better now because the Heat is losing.”

Monday Mudita

Every time that Arsenal closes a door in the Premier League title race it seems that Manchester United opens a window. In this case, the window was left unlocked by Sir Alex Ferguson's side and then smashed for spite by Liverpool poacher Dirk Kuyt. He didn't create any of the three goals that he netted at Anfield but he was in the right place at the right time nearly every time and finished ruthlessly.

One-time footie phenom (brought to you by Nike) Freddy Adu scored his first goal with his new second-division Turkish club over the weekend before a sparse but enthusiastic crowd.

Also, here's a stunner by Eden Hazard. I don't believe he's related to Bo and Luke. But he certainly made this keeper look like Boss Hog between the pipes.