Mark Wiedmer: 'Overboard' Vols fans vicious on Saban's visit

photo Alabama Coach Nick Saban addresses the crowd during the BCS Celebration ceremony as Alabama celebrated its third BCS National Championship in four years

Just in case you think there's an offseason when it comes to jealousy and loathing among Southeastern Conference football fans, we introduce you to Rob Preston this morning.

As the president of the Athens (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce, Preston apparently has become the sole target of the Big Orange Nation's anger regarding the June appearance of Alabama football coach Nick Saban at the organization's seventh annual benefit dinner.

Read one email: "If you do not cancel Saban AND apologize for being so financially irresponsible, we are taking the list of members and are going to actively boycott any and all businesses who are members or are related to the chamber in any way."