Not even Pat Summitt can beat Alzheimer's. That's what you tell yourself, however much that reality hurts.
You watched the vacant stares throughout the 2011-12 women's college basketball season, her last as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols. You heard the sad stories of her forgetfulness, stories whispered with great regret, as if no one ever wanted to criticize publicly the greatest coach her sport has ever seen.
You watched and you winced and you cursed the unfairness that this could happen to such a superb coach and better person at the tender age of 59.
Then you positioned yourself in front of the television Tuesday night to watch the ESPN documentary "Pat XO." A love letter? Sure. And no one deserves it more.
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