I often think that it is a tough mental place to get to where you just act petty seemingly for no reason. I am a “live, let live” kinda guy, and I suppose that makes me a bit of a minority in the current world.
That said, I often admire and smile a little when I see something soooo petty that it is impressive. This is that situation.
Yes, an Oklahoma lawmaker wants last 3 inches of desolate highway to be renamed ‘Lincoln Riley Highway’ after the football coach bounced out of Norman and took the same position at USC.
Sen. Bill Coleman, R-Ponca City, is the snowflake.
“I felt the State of Oklahoma needed an appropriate goodbye to this former head coach whose sudden departure left many in shock, including a team of young, dedicated college players. I found the tiniest section of our most desolate of highways to pay tribute to Coach Riley’s exit from Oklahoma football and the state. This is only fitting as this is the last three inches one sees before leaving our great state heading west,” Coleman said. “While we are all free to pursue employment elsewhere, there is a level of professionalism that is expected to be adhered to. From all indications, professionalism was pretty much absent in how this departure was executed.”
Since picking up the mantle left by Bob Stoops in 2017, Riley helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff four times and leaves Norman with an overall record of 55-10.
The bill request could become law during next session which begins on Monday, Feb. 7.
Hopefully by then he can get the sand out of his panties.