Yesterday was an interesting day to say the least. The fourth hour of the “Today Show” was on “The Hill” at the University of Tennessee campus for a live broadcast. It was the typical hoopla surrounding such an event with all attention centered on the “stars” of the show Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. That was until a real star surprisingly showed up — Pat Summitt.
The crowd, until then, had been screaming for attention from either of the co-hosts or the guy operating the cameras. All that attention suddenly turned to the love of this town. The ear-piercing chants began, “We Back Pat,We Back Pat…” It was good for the heart to see sincere attention paid to someone who actually earned it. - Michael Patrick