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Titans will honor Pat Summitt before Sunday’s game

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From our corporate cousins at CollegeBasketballTalk.com comes an intriguing item regarding the Titans’ regular-season opener against the Patriots.

The Titans will honor legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt before the game.  Owner Bud Adams also will donate $25,000 to Summitt’s foundation.

“I am very thankful for the generous support of Mr. Bud Adams and the Tennessee Titans’ franchise,” said Summitt, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.  “My son, Tyler and I have enjoyed attending Tennessee Titans games and cheering for our home state football team.  I am humbled and excited that the Tennessee Titans have joined our team in fighting Alzheimer’s disease through the The Pat Summitt Foundation.”

Summitt retired in April with eight national titles and more than 1,000 career wins.

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9 Responses to “Titans will honor Pat Summitt before Sunday’s game”
  1. watchfullhose says: Sep 8, 2012 10:04 PM

    I’m appalled that the Browns aren’t going to honor her tomorrow.

  2. noeffinway says: Sep 8, 2012 10:08 PM

    Summitt is the man! (That’s a compliment)

  3. timb12 says: Sep 8, 2012 10:36 PM

    25 thousand seems a little light.

  4. onlysane1intheroom says: Sep 9, 2012 12:13 AM

    Well deserved for Ms. Summitt and classy move by the Titans…but agree $25k is a light.

  5. barbeaux says: Sep 9, 2012 1:34 AM

    Wow, some people have no class..

  6. jasons81 says: Sep 9, 2012 1:42 AM

    $25k might be a bit light but I’m sure she won’t remember that Bud Adams went cheap so no biggie

  7. jgrange says: Sep 9, 2012 3:13 AM

    Kudos to the Titans and Bud Adams for recognizing a coaching legend in their own back yard.

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Sep 9, 2012 3:56 AM

    Excellent strategy by both the Titans and the NFL, showcasing someone with Alzheimer’s disease who DIDN’T play professional football.
    I was beginning to think that only old, financially-ruined former NFL players were effected by this dreaded disease.

  9. nokoolaidcowboy says: Sep 9, 2012 6:21 AM

    I had to back out for a moment, I thought I some skipped over to ProBasketballTalk.com!

    KUDOS to her. She made a name of herself in a very small market. Alzheimer’s sucks.

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