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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Patricia Sue Head Summitt. Just her name means so much to us. We have lost a great human being.

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 10:27 AM
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  • 100% graduation rate is fantastic.She obviously made a impact on and off the court.We need more like her.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Tue, Jun 28, 2016, at 10:03 PM
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    I think you said it all Steve. She was in a class of only one.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Jun 29, 2016, at 1:15 AM
  • Steve, glad you pointed out her record of grad. rate. This accomplishment is not well known nationally. I believe she would hope this is viewed as the greatest stat. when assessing her legacy. She truly had the student/athlete parameters in the proper perspective.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Wed, Jun 29, 2016, at 11:22 AM
  • I got to wondering about the term early on-set Alzheimer's because I was thinking the wrong way about the 'early" part. I thought it referred to the start of the disease and was surprised she succumbed so fast.

    Instead, it means that she showed signs of it early in life, before 65. I don't want use her passing as a way of getting on a stump to preach, but I will bet we find out eventually that many of these diseases are brought on by our "progress" with chemicals.

    Enough of the stump.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 30, 2016, at 1:09 PM
  • Steve here we have a Middle Tennessee native whose accomplishments and persona will live in perpetuity on an International scale. One whose life has affected, directly or indirectly, tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people in a positive manner.

    For this, the nameless, faceless minions who haunt these blogs do not see fit to take a moment to comment and praise such a person. They instead comment in mass on your earlier blog asking a simple, easily understood question. These folk, in their immanent, anonymous proclivities ignore your question and seek to display their self-proclaimed brilliance to the universe.

    This is a perfect case study in why we find ourselves in the condition we are in and why I will readily admit I don't suffer fools lightly.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Sat, Jul 2, 2016, at 12:43 PM
  • Carl, I am disappointed that only a few have shared their thoughts, but I am sure Pat Summitt is being discussed in many forums and mine is just a tiny one, so I hope it does distract from her accomplishments both for our society, the human race, as well as sports.

    I am sure that you have not missed the order in which I mention her impact. She excelled in sports coaching but her coaching, humanitarianism, leadership went so very much further and more important than a score.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jul 2, 2016, at 4:18 PM
  • Steve, I totally agree. Note my prior comment.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Sat, Jul 2, 2016, at 4:45 PM
  • If only we had more like her in the world.I saw the pictures of the tributes to her and how much she impacted others.What a great person.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Sun, Jul 3, 2016, at 12:41 AM
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