Schadenfreude (borrowed from the German, meaning to take pleasure in the misfortune of others) might have been the 8th deadly sin, if only they had expanded the list:
Schadenfreude | Define Schadenfreude at Dictionary.com
There’s no equivalent word available in English, but I am assured the Germans will graciously loan it to us on this night when our footballers have blessed us with a rare victory in IC:
Iowa State's win in Iowa City its first in 10 years
It is customary to get over the win (or loss) within 24 hours. So between now and tomorrow, at the risk of corrupting you all, I encourage Cyclones fans to kick back and enjoy tonight, Die Nachte Schadenfreude!
And if you are part of a “mixed” household where you just can't be too obvious, you can also experience schadenfreude by transferrence. If your S.O. catches you with that evil grin on your face, you can blame it on something else wonderful that has transpired on this fine weekend. You can explain that you are basking ng in the collective misery of all 4 schools that bailed from the Big 12 for greener pastures in the past 2 years:
Hundley, UCLA upset No. 16 Nebraska, now 2-0
FCS Sac. St. tops Colo. with FG as time expires
Gillislee, Florida spoil Texas A&M's SEC debut
Georgia recovers to spoil Missouri's SEC debut
Does it get any better than this?