Seriously—“The Battle of Farragut” story—couldn’t this have waited until next week? Why? Oh, let’s see: On April 20th Pat Summitt made the announcement that she was retiring after 38 years as the head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team.
Considering the impact that she made to the sport, and the many victories and accolades she has amassed, one would have assumed that Metro Pulse (a local publication about Knoxville) would feature Pat Summitt on its cover, including a full-length article celebrating her amazing career.
So, considering you neglected a single mention of the legendary coach [To be fair, we had three mentions—Ed.], allow me the space to list some of her many accomplishments: She is the all-time most winning coach in NCAA basketball (men or women) with 1,098 career wins and 208 loses. She has won eight national championships; she was named Naismith Coach of the 20th Century; she has racked up 16 SEC regular season championships, and 16 SEC tournament championships. And just recently it was announced that she would be presented the president’s Medal of Freedom. Must I go on? This list continues, but I think I have gotten my point across!
Shame on you for the Pat Summittless issue! But on a brighter side, I have the perfect use for this issue. It will work wonderfully as a bird cage liner (if I had one).