Football fans accused of hanging sheep from goalpost: The rivalry between two Sevier County high schools runs hot - so hot that Richfield football fans are suspected of killing a sheep and stringing it up at South Sevier on the eve of game day.
posted by AaronGNP to football at 12:01 PM - 32 comments
I see PETA getting in on this one.
posted by dbt302 at 12:10 PM on October 13
This doesn't seem like it would be something that would happen in high school. Sorta funny and original but all in all highly inappropriate and destructive. I'd think PETA would get in on this too. I wonder if they'll overlook it or not make the effort though since Sevier County sounds pretty redneck for high school students to be able to obtain both a gun and a sheep without anyone knowing.
posted by jasonsf49er at 01:09 PM on October 13
"This rivalry has been going on for years and years," said Sevier County sheriff's Deputy Russell Mason. "Maybe it got a little out of hand." Maybe?
posted by Hornsfan817 at 01:10 PM on October 13
Sevier County being what it is, it's likely that the sheep was also sexually assaulted.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 01:27 PM on October 13
Sevier County being what it is, it's likely that the sheep was also sexually assaulted. So you think that they were on the lamb and now they're on the lam?
posted by tselson at 02:15 PM on October 13
tselson, ewe should feel pretty sheepish.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 02:41 PM on October 13
Nobody pulls the wool over you guys' eyes.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:53 PM on October 13
Nah, this all just much ado about mutton.
posted by tselson at 02:56 PM on October 13
Update: Four teens confess. "The sheep came from a farm north of Richfield, Mason said, and was killed in a field there. The teenagers did not have permission to be on the farm or to take the sheep." Uh-oh.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 03:00 PM on October 13
At least they killed the sheep before they sexually assaulted it.
posted by Desert Dog at 03:38 PM on October 13
Wait, is that good?
posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:42 PM on October 13
Wait, is that good? Come on black hand. If they sexually assaulted it, THEN killed it, well, that'd be just sick.
posted by justgary at 03:46 PM on October 13
It is as long as the corpse is still warm. I mean, yeah, I guess that would be more humane.
posted by MrFrisby at 03:48 PM on October 13
Wait, is that good? No, it's baaaaaaaad. I bet the press are licking their chops over this story.
posted by worldcup2002 at 03:49 PM on October 13
Shearly I must be kidding.
posted by worldcup2002 at 03:50 PM on October 13
Can you imagine the lamb-basting those kids are gonna get?
posted by worldcup2002 at 03:51 PM on October 13
I hope these kids are willing to deal with the ramifications.
posted by holden at 03:52 PM on October 13
I heard from the dad of a friend of mine that at some point in the 60s or early 70s kids from my high school somehow obtained a gigantic stingray and hung it (still kicking, and bleeding) from a meathook over the stage for the pep rally before our game against our archrival, the Stingarees. This was a serious rivalry- apparently the Gables-Miami High game actually outdrew any Dolphins game the first two years of the Dolphins existence. So... dunno, I guess we as a society were supposed to have gotten a little more mature about football since then, but maybe not ;)
posted by tieguy at 04:06 PM on October 13
Despite all the bleating, you'll never get Aries out of me.
posted by wfrazerjr at 04:11 PM on October 13
Nice, fraz. Nice.
posted by hawkguy at 04:13 PM on October 13
Was the ewe still in its cheerleader's uniform?
posted by tahoemoj at 04:15 PM on October 13
And were its back legs in a boot? Those of us in sheep country need to know the details.
posted by tahoemoj at 04:16 PM on October 13
Did they use velcro gloves to hold it?
posted by Psycho at 04:49 PM on October 13
I wonder if the arrested teens will end up getting their sheepskins.
posted by worldcup2002 at 05:06 PM on October 13
"The sheep came from a farm north of Richfield, Mason said, and was killed in a field there. The teenagers did not have permission to be on the farm or to take the sheep." Too bad the farmer didn't catch them and put a couple of shotgun blasts in them. Then mommmy and daddy could defend their little a$$holes.
posted by joromu at 07:53 PM on October 13
South Sevier football coach Travis McAllister said the sheep slaying fired up his players. "It's part of the rivalry," the coach said. "It gives our kids an incentive to play harder." McAllister admitted to a few chuckles upon hearing about the prank. Maybe this ''coach'' would have a few more chuckles if it were one of his kids strung up there.
posted by joromu at 08:00 PM on October 13
As sick and stupid as this was surely you're not equating a sheep to a human life?
posted by budman13 at 09:00 PM on October 13
Equating a sheep to human life, you say? A good sheep can be a man's wife, kid or lover. You best watch yer mouf, boy. And you sure do have a perty mouf.
posted by Desert Dog at 09:57 AM on October 14
some people have way too much time on their hands.I can see the future.the guys who did this are going to be minimum wage-earning,plastic badge wearing,would you like fries with that,low lifes for the rest of thier miserable lives.or they might just be president of the U.S.
posted by mars1 at 12:27 PM on October 14
Too bad the farmer didn't catch them and put a couple of shotgun blasts in them. Then mommmy and daddy could defend their little a$$holes. The next time you order lambchops at a restaurant, maybe the cook will put a couple shotgun rounds into you.
posted by Bishop at 12:37 PM on October 14
If they sexually assaulted it, THEN killed it, well, that'd be just sick. Thanks for talkin' me down, man, I appreciate your rationale.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:15 PM on October 14
The next time you order lambchops at a restaurant, maybe the cook will put a couple shotgun rounds into you I think that they should make the ewe watch the lamb be slaughtered and then make her watch me eat the chops. Give me a break.
posted by budman13 at 05:34 PM on October 14
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