Schadenfreude! As defined by dictionary.com schadenfreude means: pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. I'm here to tell you I've got my schadenfreude on today, big time. The pocket-sized dictator of the Washington Redskins has got a wee problem with the salary cap. Daniel "Tiny Dancer" Snyder has entered what we commonly refer to as "cap-hell". It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
The Washington Post gives us the scoop. Here's a taste, but you really need to read the whole thing to get your schadenfreude on, too.
If there is one silver lining in the whole CBA mess, it's that not getting a labor deal is going to really squeeze the Skins, forcing them to cut players they want to keep.
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling...
Even those moves would leave the team about $10 million over the cap, and that is where the restructurings come in. With a collective bargaining extension, the team could convert base salary to bonuses for Jansen and Brunell, and save another $5 million by spreading those bonuses over several years. The lack of an extension would make this much more difficult.
Now if that doesn't make you feel better then you are legally dead and should drive yourself to the local morgue right away.
Everybody say it together... schadenfreude!