Tennessee: I know you're pissed off about Lane Kiffin appearing out of nowhere, mucking up your esteemed football program, committing some violations, crashing some cars, and then bolting for a better offer from USC.
So go ahead and deface boulders with obscenities. Go ahead and build nasty Facebook groups with names like "1,000,000 strong to tell Lane Kiffin to eat a dick." Go ahead and beg your athletic director to get USC on the home schedule before Kiffin is fired in 2012.
But do not insult the people who give you clean water.
Lane Kiffin Sewage Center Proposed
Ah, the not-so-sweet smell of revenge.
An attorney in Knoxville is urging the city to pay tribute to departed Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin by renaming a waste water treatment plant the "Lane Kiffin Sewage Center."
Drew McElroy has filed paperwork that could lead to the change for the facility, which is near the university's football stadium, according to WBIR.
"We want to memorialize his stay here, and I think this would be doing it appropriately," McElroy said. "We don't have to rename the entire facility after him, just a part of it."
McElroy said just one cesspool would take care of it.
University of Tennessee student Paul Mills told the TV station that, "I think it'd be very fitting. He's definitely garbage."
Ha. Ha. Ha.
We tried this in San Francisco in 2008, with a ballot initiative proposing to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W. Bush Sewage Plant.
In a city where George W. Bush would be welcomed with projectiles formed from the materials that flow through a sewage plant's "in" pipes, the renaming proposal was defeated soundly at the polls. Why? Once you stop giggling about the idea, you realize that the people who work at sewage plants have important jobs. Probably more important than yours.
So, Volunteers fans, revel in your rage at young Mr. Kiffin. But please don't take it out on the people who keep feces out of your Kool-Aid.