If you are basketball fan, then you have probably heard the news that UT Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with Dementia (early onset Alzheimers). But as we all know Pat Summitt, once she knows who the opponent is, is one of the best at divising a plan to defeat the opposition. This is not different at all. But her being the great woman she is, and going public with the news, put things in perspective for not only her fans around the world, but especially those she has impacted on a personal note, mainly players. Chamique Holdsclaw, who is one of the most decorated Lady Vols to come through Thompson Boiling Arena took time out to let the coach know exactly what she meant to her, and all the players, managers, staff etc who has come through the program. Check it out. Read the rest of this entry »
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Well college basketball has officially started for my Lady Vols basketball team. After such a tumultuous summer, the announcement from Pat Summitt of being diagnosed with Dementia (early onset Alzheimers), to the transfer of Alyssia Brewer, the retirement of Kelly Cain, and Lauren Avant leaving to pursue a career a an Orthopedic doctor. No one, (except the true fans..lol) knew what they would see when opening day came. Well although the team seem to have a few jitters in the beginning, they were able to turn it on, and show what type of work they have been doing in the off season.
I can’t wait for the season to get started. With the NBA still in a lockout, it just has me feening even more to see my Lady Vols take the court. This year is sure to be adventurous, exciting, heart-stopping, and most important…SHOWTIME! Now I know that’s saying alot before this team even hits the floor, but it’s something about having Ariel Massengale at the helm of my beloved Lady Vols that just give me confidence. Heck I feel like I can average 15pts if she the one throwing me the dimes. With that said, the freshmen point guard has a lot on her plate, but something tells me she is up to the task. I’m happy she also has family in Tennessee, so we don’t have to worry about her getting homesick. Read the rest of this entry »