First, if you ever see something really cool happen on ESPN (or sports in general) and you want to find it immediately on You Tube, be sure to check Awful Announcing. This dude is always on the ball. Including tonight's appearance by Pat Summitt who made her first cheerleading performance since the eighth grade. Bruce Pearl was lambasted for showing up to a Tennessee women’s game shirtless, wearing orange paint on his chest and cheering on the Vols. And people will likely poke fun at Summitt.
Why do people have a problem with this? Being a hater is cool, but not in this instance. The actions of Summitt and Pearl were pretty cool. (And you know THN's stance on the SEC.) The NBA regular season is completely unwatchable and the players hardly care so it is refreshing to see a couple of coaches that actually get into it and support each other. You could even argue that Summitt did more for women’s basketball tonight than the WNBA has done in a decade. (Although she might have sent cheerleading back a few decades.) The only thing that kind of ruined the moment was the ESPN announcers acting like schmucks. (Surprise.) This would have been a perfect opportunity to keep their traps shut. (Luckily Gomer's singing saved the day.)