Usually when people are dressed in black surrounding a hole in a solemn ceremony, its a funeral. But Tony Sparano, the interim head coach of the 0-4 Oakland Raiders, gathered the team for a special symbolic football burial this week. He said that the football represented the first four games of the season. The hope is that this little exercise will help the team to put it all behind them and move forward with a clean slate.
Maybe the IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, should do something like this with his team. I’m not sure what item(s) could be used to represent the past few years of missteps at the IRS, but to really drive the point home he would need to dig a hole the size of the Grand Canyon. Actually, come to think of it, maybe they already did this exercise using Lois Lerner’s hard drive. Nobody would ever consider that the IRS actually physically buried her emails in the ground.
Oakland Raiders vs. Internal Revenue Service. Obviously the comparisons are unlimited given the fact that a Raider is actually a pirate, and a pirate is known for forcefully taking one’s hard-earned booty. But I’ll leave this to your own imagination.