Rocky Top Raccoon

Posted by rtmsf on September 26th, 2008

Between Bruce Pearl and Pat Summitt, UT basketball is the gift that keeps on giving.  From Forbes (h/t Deadspin):

Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt had offseason shoulder surgery, not for a sports injury but because of a tussle with a raccoon.  The winningest basketball coach in NCAA history had problems with her right shoulder after dislocating it while chasing a raccoon poised to attack her Labrador. The attack came near her home on March 5, just days before the Southeastern Conference tournament.  A month later, Summitt guided the Lady Vols to their eighth NCAA title.

Labs are pretty big dogs – it’s odd that Summitt would feel the need to chase down a raccoon…  Of course, maybe she remembers what happened to Vol Mascot Smokey VII

Oh, ok. 

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